Below is an excerpt from an article in the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund E-News featuring Oncofertility Consortium member and Northwestern University alumna, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE. To learn more about Dr. Kondapalli, read our three-part blog series, Training the Next Generation in Oncofertility.
By Jerry Sinning
Dr. Laxmi A. Kondapalli is a unique member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. She joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2011 as Assistant Professor and Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She came to the Cancer Center after finishing her education in the Northeast – receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, her Medical Degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kondapalli is the leader of the Oncofertility Program at CU Cancer Center. She does not see patients to discuss their cancer treatment options, but rather their family planning options as cancer survivors. Dr. Kondapalli’s program is one of only a handful in the country that provides an interdisciplinary approach to cancer treatment planning and care that includes clear family planning options for patients, community support services, research, education and outreach…