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Leena Nathan, MD


Leena Shankar Nathan, MD

UCLA Physician Leena Shankar  Nathan, MD specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Language Spoken
English, Tamil, medical Spanish
State License Number
(805) 557-7180
Fax Number
(805) 557-7181

1250 La Venta Drive, Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Family Medicine, American Board of Family Practice, 2007
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
Family Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 2005 - 2007
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007 - 2008
Family Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 2004 - 2005
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2004
Abnormal Genitalia, Abnormal Pap Smear, Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding, Benign Ovarian Cysts, Colposcopy, Condyloma, Endometriosis, External Cephalic Version, Family Planning, Fibroid Embolization Evaluation, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Geriatrics, Gynecologic Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Hysteroscopy, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Laparoscopy, Menopause, Neurogenic Bladder, Pediatrics, Pelvic or Vaginal Pain, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Pre Menstrual Syndrome, Preconception Consults, Pregnancy Complications, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Prolapse, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Sterilization, Tubal Ligation, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal & Pelvic Support Problems, Voiding Dysfunction
Research Interest
Patient education, cervical cancer, preventative care
Additional Information
Dr. Leena Nathan specializes in comprehensive care for women including well-woman visits, obstetrics, and gynecology/gynecologic surgeries. Her focus lies in promoting the well being of women of all ages ranging from adolescence through menopause. She also believes strongly in patient empowerment through communication. Dr. Nathan's favorite part of being a doctor is helping women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries.

She received her undergraduate education at University of California, San Diego and her medical degree from Stanford University. She first completed a family medicine residency at Kaiser Woodland Hills and is boarded in family medicine. She then went on to complete a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology from University of California, Los Angeles.

Born at Los Robles Hospital and raised in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Nathan is excited to be taking care of patients in her hometown. She enjoys spending time with her husband, who is also a local physician, and her two young children as well as her yellow labrador.

Awards & Recognition
First La Reina High School Distinguished Alumnus Award
Resident Research Award, UCLA OBGYN 2010
Resident Research Award, Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Practice 2007
Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women
Selma Silagi Award for Excellence in the Natural Sciences
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
  1. Rapkin AJ, Nathan LS. Pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea (2012). In: Berek JS (Ed), Novak’s Gynecology. (Chapter 16). Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. Rapkin AJ, Nathan LS. Painful intercourse. In: Kandeel F (Ed). Female Reproductive and Sexual Medicine. In press.
  3. Five Minute Clinical Consult chapters on Contraception and Dyspareunia in 2008, 2009, 2010 Editions Nathan LS, Satmary WA, O’Connell TX. Non-neoplastic epithelial disorders of the vulva. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Feb 1;77(3):321-326.
  4. Jayaraman S, Song Y, Vetrivel L, Shankar L, Verkman AS. Noninvasive in vivo fluorescence measurement of airway-surface liquid depth, salt concentration, and pH. J Clin Invest. 107:317-324, 2001.
  5. Shankar L, Parks D, Herzenberg LA, Herzenberg LA. Western Student Medical Research Forum. JC-1 as an indicator of mitochondrial dysfunction in human lymphocytes. February 2002.
  6. Shankar L, Westberg C, Wong-Staal F. The novel relationship between spinal muscular atrophy protein and RNA helicase A in mediating retroviral mRNA transport. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International Conference. May 1999.
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