Richard E. Leach , MD, FACOG, FACS
Richard E. Leach , MD, FACOG, FACS
Professor and Chair
965 Fee Road, Room 630-C
East Lansing, Mi 48824

I welcome you to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology web site. Michigan State University brings a set of unique strengths to the Department. It capitalizes on the opportunities found with having a nationally recognized community based medical school in the College of Human Medicine. The Department currently leads the third year medical student core curriculum at seven partner community Medical Centers across the state of Michigan.

As well, there is a rich tradition and nationally recognized research focused in Perinatal Epidemiology and Reproductive Biology across several colleges. I hope this web site will foster your interest in the Department and its many programs.

Department Academic Progress Report:
OB/GYN Academic Progress Report:  July 2012 - June 2013


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Promoting Health for Women of Color from Midlife and Beyond

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Registration Deadline is Monday, March 17, 5p.


The MSU College of Human Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the MSU Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology cordially invites you to this unique event. It is designed to impart useful scientific and community information to healthcare providers and policymakers. The focus is on the needs of women of color, and immigrants who are 40 and older.


Sponsored by: MSU Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program Co-Sponsored by: MSU Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology; MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen); MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (RDSP)


obando patriciaDr. Patricia Obando will be presenting at the 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare “Pura Vida:  The Trials and Tribulations of a Global Simulation Collaboration” to be held in San Francisco, California from January 25-29, 2014. Her podium presentation will discuss the training challenges of global simulation in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 



For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies.

In a two-step process, a team led by Michigan State University’s Jae-Wook Jeong first identified a protein known as beta-catenin that may play a key role in the development of the disease. When activated, beta-catenin causes changes in certain cells in a woman’s uterus, leading to adenomyosis.


GRAND RAPIDS, MI‚ The expansion of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has brought more than med students to town. It also has drawn a steadily increasing number of researchers lured from other universities.

View article on MLive's website.

giuliani“Characterization of endometrial natural killer cells in women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss and associated endometriosis” has been selected as the recipient of the Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group’s Prize Paper Award.

This paper will be presented during the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Boston, MA. It will be presented in the Reproductive Immunology session Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm.


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