Dr. Krista Leigh Kant


Dr. Kant grew up in coastal Alabama. After completing her schooling and training, she was in private practice for 10 years as a general OB-Gyn in Clearwater, Florida. She relocated to the Fort Lauderdale area in 2019 and has been practicing as an OB hospitalist until joining Westside OB-Gyn in February 2022. She loves the personal connection with her patients that private practice provides. Her general interests include: well woman care, contraception, sexual health, low-rik and high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic surgery, abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopause and perimenopause.

Education

  • Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology. University of South Florida. (6/2005-6/2009).

  • M.D. Doctor of Medicine. University of South Alabama. (8/2001-5/2005).

  • B.S. Biology, Cum laude. Spring Hill College. (8/1997-5/2001).

Employment

  • Physician, OB Hospitalist Group, OB Hospitalist, Plantation, FL (10/2019-Present)

  • Physician, Women’s Care Florida, Generalist Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Clearwater, FL. (8/2009 – 9/2019)

  • Resident physician, University of South Florida, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tampa, FL. (6/ 2005-6/ 2009)

  • Unit coordinator/Patient care technician, Thomas Hospital Emergency Department, Fairhope, AL. (6/1997-7/2001)

Honors/ Awards

  • Board Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1/2012)

  • Presenter at 22nd Annual Resident Research Competition at Florida OB/Gyn Society/Florida Section ACOG Annual Meeting (8/9/2008)

  • Resident Teaching Recognition for Maternal/Newborn rotation (10/2005,6/2006, 12/2007)

Research

  • “SurePath vs. ThinPrep: A retrospective analysis.” Resident Research Project (2008)

  • “Inherited Thrombophilias in the Genesis Clinic Population.” Resident Research Project (2009)

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow (2012).

  • Community Involvement
    Skip Cline Society, Morton Plant Mease Foundation; Member 2009-2019; Co-chair 2018-2019

  • Morton Plant Mease Foundation Board of Directors, Member 2018-2019

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