Leslie S. Kardos, M.D., Scientist; Gynecologist at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

New approaches to treating gynecologic conditions; pioneering novel techniques in gynecologic surgery

Research Overview

  • A member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at CPMC, Dr. Kardos is an expert in gynecologic surgery and advanced laparoscopy. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Dr. Kardos treats patients with gynecologic conditions including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, urinary prolapse, and excessive menstrual bleeding. She performs procedures such as hysterectomies and ovarian cystectomies.
  • Many of these conditions are treated through the use of advanced surgical techniques including the da Vinci Surgery System, and Dr. Kardos is specially trained in this technology. Da Vinci robot-assisted gynecologic surgery is minimally invasive and allows for faster recovery, less pain and fewer scars versus conventional surgical techniques.
  • Dr. Kardos investigates innovations in gynecologic robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and gynecologic ultrasound.


Dr. Kardos received her M.D. from Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.


Publication Search


Pitter MC, Srouji SS, Gargiulo AR, Kardos L, Seshadri-Kreaden U, Hubert HB, Weitzman GA, Fertility and Symptom Relief following Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy. Obstet Gynecol Int

Leslie S. Kardos, M.D., Scientist; Gynecologist at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Gynecologic robotic surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Gynecologic ultrasound