Dorothy Mitchell-Leef, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a past president and member of the Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a founding member of the Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
A native of New York, Dr. Mitchell-Leef received her medical training from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Mitchell-Leef came to Atlanta in 1981 as the Director of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine as an associate professor until 1991.
She presently is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at Emory University. In 1991, Dr. Mitchell-Leef joined Reproductive Biology Associates, where she practiced as a Senior Founding Partner for 25 years. During her time at RBA, they celebrated 30 years and 30,000 babies in 2013. She was involved in general infertility care as well as assisted reproductive technologies(ART) including IVF, Egg donation, ICSI, genetic evaluation of embryos with complete genetic evaluation(CGH), gestational surrogacy, recurrent pregnancy loss, egg freezing, 15 years of caring for oncofertility patients(cancer) before chemotherapy /radiation, and work with the LGBTQ community for over 35 years.
Dr. Mitchell-Leef was President of the Medical Association of Atlanta from 2000-2001. She serves on the Women’s Health Series Board, as well as the continuing medical education subcommittee at Northside Hospital. Dr. Mitchell-Leef was the Editor of the gynecology section of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition of the textbook: Medicine for the Practicing Physician. She is on multiple boards, including the Medical Association of Atlanta, the Medical Association of Georgia, and the Board of Governor’s of the Buckhead Club. She has also served as President of the Women’s Council for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Atlanta Magazine honored Dr. Mitchell-Leef as one of “Atlanta’s Top Docs” in 1999 and 2001. She was named one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the Consumer Research Council of America from 2002-2009.
Dr. Mitchell-Leef was awarded the 2005 Aven Citizenship Cup Award by the Medical Association of Atlanta. This award was instituted 47 years ago to recognize physicians who play a significant role in civic affairs and to encourage continued community involvement. In May 2006, she was chosen the winner of the 2006 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Health Care Hero Award in the physician category. The Medical Association of Georgia has presented Dr. Mitchell-Leef the 2006 Hardman Cup Award. This award is presented only when an individual has done outstanding work or made an outstanding contribution to medicine or public health. She has recently been honored as one of the 2010 Womenetics POW Award winners, which is given to inspirational women in Atlanta’s business and nonprofit community to honor innovative female leaders who forge new paths and build new environments for other women.
Dr. Mitchell-Leef’s special interests include IVF for couples experiencing infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as women desiring fertility preservation with egg freezing. She has done oncofertility care for cancer patients for over 15 years (allowing women to freeze their eggs before chemotherapy), as well as work with general recurrent pregnancy loss, infertility care, polycystic ovarian disease and endometriosis.
Dr. Mitchell-Leef and her husband have two sons. She is involved with multiple charitable organizations including the Shepherd Center Foundation (Legendary Ball Chair 2010), Hospice Atlanta (Co-chaired with her husband their Gala in 2011), the Arthritis Foundation and March of Dimes (serving on their committees). She is an active member of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Associates, Mt. Paran Garden Associates, and is a Founding Member of the Atlanta Friendship Initiative. She also continues to be on the Board of Governors of the Buckhead Club for over 20 years.