Collette Lessard MD,FACOG

Collette Lessard, MD, FACOG

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


Altru 1300 Columbia

1300 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Collette Lessard, MD, FACOG

Altru Hospital

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Unity Medical Center

164 W 13th St
Grafton, ND, 58237

About Me

Collette Lessard, MD, FACOG specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and feels privileged to help guide women and their families through some of the happiest and some of the most challenging times in their lives. Dr. Lessard is blessed to be a mom to three wonderful daughters and enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In her free time she can be found running, strength training, gardening and attending UND athletic events.

Philosophy of Medicine

"My philosophy is to give patients the knowledge and understanding they need to make the best decisions for their health. When a woman leaves my office I hope that she understands her body/condition more and understands why I am recommending a certain treatment. I approach each patient as an individual and treat her as I would my own family and friends. Medicine is constantly evolving with new information and research. I strive to practice evidence-based medicine, keeping up with the changing practice and guidelines."

  • AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Award (2013)
  • Oral Presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer (2013)
  • Outstanding Block Instructor Award, UND School of Medicine (2019)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic (2013)
  • Lawrence Randall Travel Award, Mayo Clinic OB/GYN Department (2012)
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Administrative Chief Resident – Mayo Clinic – 2012-2013
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • UND School of Medicine
  • North and South Dakota Perinatal Quality Committee Member
  • North Dakota Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Member
  • Grand Forks Breastfeeding Coalition Member


Medical School

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Grand Forks, ND


Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Board Certification
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow 

Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Preconception Care
  • Low-risk and High-risk Pregnancies
  • Miscarriages