Dr. Leslie Ballard attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, followed by residency in OB/Gyn at Loyola University, Maywood, IL. She completed her Masters of Science from Wayne State University School of Medicine.
She was awarded a Certificate of Valor for Commitment to the Englewood community during the COVID-19 pandemic from Miles Square Health Center. Her Research at University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of OB/GYN includes study of the Inequality of Perinatal Health and Outcomes in Chicago.
Following her residency, Dr. Ballard worked at Lawndale Christian Health Center as an attending OB/Gyn physician for four years. She then joined UIC in 2019. Dr. Ballard is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.