Leigh Elmore Matlaga, MD| Obstetrics And Gynecology | MedStar Health
Leigh Elmore Matlaga

Leigh Elmore Matlaga, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (972 reviews)

Specialties: Obstetrics And Gynecology

Languages: Spanish, English

(410) 391-5684

About me

Leigh Matlaga, MD, is a women's health specialist with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Matlaga is a physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology at MedStar Franklin Square and practices out of the Weinberg Cancer Center.  She specializes in obstetrics and gynecological medicine for women in adolescence to post-menopause. Named Baltimore magazine's Top Doc in Obstetrics in 2012, Dr. Matlaga has extensive experience in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She has been practicing in the greater Baltimore area since 2006.

Dr. Matlaga completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and received her medical degree from Yale University. Upon completing her residency at Duke University, she held a position as assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control
  • Breast Examination
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Urinary Problems
  • Vaginal Infections
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormalities Of The Uterus
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance On Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Gland Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breast Lump
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Cystodynia
  • Decreased Libido
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Family History Of Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibroids
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Disorders Of Athletes
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • Hgsil Pap
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Libido
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Labial Hypoplasia
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lgsil Pap
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders In Athletes
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Missed Abortion
  • Missed Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Retained Tampon
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Hymen
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Transverse Vaginal Septum
  • Tubo Ovarian Abscess
  • Twins
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Agenesis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvitis
  • Vulvodynia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Abortion
  • Abortion Information
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Bladder Training
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Cesarean Section
  • Clomid
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Cryotherapy Of The Cervix
  • Da Vinci Hysterectomy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Office Endometrial Ablation
  • In Office Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage
  • Laparoscopy
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Natural Birth
  • Nexplanon Implant
  • Nexplanon Implant Removal
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operations On Cul De Sac
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Pessary
  • Pop Q Exam
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Posterior Repair
  • Postpartum Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Preventative Women Healthcare
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Pelvic Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Reproductive Health
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Suture Removal
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Women's Health
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 305
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7608

Fax 855-550-5301

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Fax 855-550-5301

9000 Franklin Square Drive
Women's Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-8005

Fax 443-777-8180

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miles away

Fax 443-777-8180

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Choice Plus
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Golden Rule
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • D-SNP)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Kaiser Select
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice
    • United Navigate
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Aetna HMO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • I-SNP
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2004)

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine (2000)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc in Obstetrics, 2012

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • May 28, 2024

    Dr. Matlaga is very kind and caring and very professional.

  • May 24, 2024

    Appointment went well easy to talk to the doctor about any issues and plans of action

  • May 21, 2024

    Dr. Matlaga is the best! She's calm, patient, and kind. I've already referred her to colleagues and will keep coming back. I'm glad to see that she's often working with people in training, as she's the best to learn from!