Leeya Pinder

Leeya F. Pinder M.D., M.P.H

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Gynecologic Oncology:
Treatment of gynecologic cancers
• Global oncology
• Minimally invasive surgery


 Washington, 2018; New York 2010; North Carolina 2009


 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011


• M.D. Degree
   (Medical University of South Carolina, 2005)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Cincinnati, 2009)
• Master of Public Health
   (T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, 2016)
• Fellowship in Global Women's Health
   (Boston University/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2016)
• Fellowship in Global Health - Women's Oncology
   (University of North Carolina, 2018)
• Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
   (University of Washington, 2022)

Research Interests:

• Global Health
• Cervical Cancer
• Vulvar Cancer
• HIV infected women with gynecologic cancers
• Refugee and Immigrant healthcare disparities in gynecologic oncology

Current Research: • Single-dose HPV vaccination efficacy
• Response to treatment for cervical dysplasia in HIV infected women in sub-Saharan Africa
• Vaginal microenvironment and its impact on HPV persistence and progression
• Technology to improve cervical cancer screening and treatment in low- and middle-income countries
• Disparities in breast cancer outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa

• Society of Gynecologic Oncology
• American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• National Medical Association
• African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer

Selected Publications:

McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, dos-Santos-Silva L, McCormack VA. Breast cancer awareness in the sub-Saharan african ABC-DO cohort: African breast cancer - disparities in outcomes study. Cancer Causes Control (accepted June 2018)

Subramanian S, Kaganova Y, Zhang Y, Hoover S, Nyambe N, Pinder L, Chibwesha C, Kapambwe S, Parham G. Patient Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Zambia: Protocol for a Multi-Cohort Discrete Choice Experiment. JMIR Res Protoc (accepted June 2018)

Pinder LF, Nzayisenga JB, Shibemba A, Kusweje V, Chiboola H, Amuyunzu-Nyamongo M, Mwaba C, Msadabwe S, Lermontov P, Mumba C, Henry-Tillman R, Parham GP. Demonstration of an algorithm to overcome health system-related barriers to timely diagnosis of breast diseases in rural Zambia. PLOS One 2018; 13(5): e0196985.

McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, Cubasch H, Joffe M, Kidaaga F; Lukande R, Offiah A, Egejuru RO, Shibemba A, Schuz J, Anderson BO, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Drivers of advanced stage at breast cancer diagnosis in the multi-country African Breast Cancer – Disparities in Outcomes (ABC-DO) study. Int J Cancer 2018, 142(8):1568-1579.

Pinder LF, Natsuhara K, Burke TF, Lozo S, Oguttu M, Miller L, Nelson BD, Eckardt MJ. Nurse-Midwives' Ability to Diagnose Acute Third- and Fourth-Degree Obstetric Lacerations in Western Kenya. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017; 17(1), 308.

Pinder LF, Henry-Tillman R, Kusweje V, Linyama D, Lishimpi K, Mwanahamuntu, M, Hicks M, Parham GP. Leveraging an existing cervical cancer prevention service platform to initiate breast cancer control services in Zambia – Experiences and early outcomes. J Glob Oncology, DOI: 10.1200/JGO.17.00026

Chibwesha CJ, Pinder LF, Kampabwe S, Bateman AC, Mwnanahamuntu M, Matambo J, Mershon CH, Musonda A, Sikombe K, Parham GP. A comprehensive assessment of breast and cervical cancer control infrastructure in Zambia.  J Cancer Policy 2017; 13: 24-29.

Burke TF, Nelson BD, Kandler T, Rogo K, Altawil Z, Rogo K, Imbamba J, Odenyo S, Pinder LF, Lozo S, Guha M, Eckardt MJ. A safe anesthesia package for emergency cesarean sections and laparotomies when no anesthetist is available. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2016; 135(3): 295-298

Parkar RB, Pinder LF, Wanyoike JG, Patel Y, Otieno D, Palkhi Y, Baraza R, Rogo K. Laparoscopic Surgery in Low-income and Limited-resource Settings: Does It safely add Value? A Review of 2,901 Laparoscopic Gynecologic Procedures. World J Lap Surg 2016; 9(2):1-4

Pinder LF, Nelson, BD, Eckardt, MJ, Goodman, AK. A Public Health Priority: Disparities in Gynecologic Cancer Research for African-Born Women in the United States. Clinical Medicine Insights Women’s Health 2016; 9: 21–26