|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-4014||Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Leissa is a Doctoral prepared board Certified Nurse Midwife who has been faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing since 1993. She has an active clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is accepting new patients. As a clinician, she is committed to listening to women and providing care with the nurse-midwifery philosophy that focuses on the needs of the individual and family for physical, emotional and social support with attention to cultural and personal values. She enjoys all aspects of woman’s health care and obstetrics and specializes in young woman who are having their first gynecologic health care visit.
Leissa actively uses My Chart to enhance communication with her patients. She is part of BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC) the University’s premier midwifery practice. BirthCare HealthCare nurse midwives are experts in pregnancy and childbirth. Your birth experience is important to us. We take the time to provide you with the best care throughout your pregnancy, birth and into early motherhood. Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth with individualized attention and respectful care. BCHC nurse midwives have amazing statistics - such as an overall Cesarean Section rate of less than 10% annually for greater than 10 years, as compared to a national average of 33%. A less than 4% episiotomy rate and a very high success rate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.
As a Professor in Nursing, she is also the Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice, she is responsible for College of Nursing faculty who are Advanced Practice Nurses, facilitating interdisciplinary models of care and development of new faculty practice sites. Dr. Roberts oversees 12 different faculty practices and is responsible for the 40 faculty in those 12 practices. Her specialty is interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. She was also the recipient of the National Perinatal Association’s 2013 Individual Contribution to Maternal Child Health Award.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Nursing - Professor (Clinical)
Nursing - Advanced Practice Clinician
|Academic Divisions||Health Systems and Community-Based Care
|Board Certification||American College of Nurse Midwives