Leena Nahata, MD

Leena Nahata


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Asst Professor - Clinical

Research Program

Cancer Control

Leena Nahata, MD, is a member of the Cancer Control Program at OSUCCC – James, where she focuses her research on fertility counseling and fertility preservation among young people with cancer. She also created the program for fertility and reproductive health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and serves as its medical director

In particular, her work investigates the attitudes of children, adolescents and young adults who have cancer in regards to reproductive health and parenthood.

One of her recent studies is exploring the factors affecting decisions about fertility preservation and examining gonadal function in adolescent and young adult male cancer survivors within one to five years of completed treatment.

Dr. Nahata has co-authored numerous articles in well-known publications, including Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Fertility and Sterility, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

She also shares her research in presentations to well-respected organizations such as the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Oncofertility Consortium.

Office Location

Faculty Office Building 3rd floor

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205




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