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Collette Lessard, MD,FACOG

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About Collette

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.

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

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."

Locations Altru 1300 Columbia, Altru's Specialty Care, Altru Hospital
  • 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
  • Medical School
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Grand Forks, ND
  • Residency
  • 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:

Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, which covers full-scope women's healthcare, including, but not limited to, the following:


  • Preconception Care
  • Low-risk and High-risk Pregnancies
  • Miscarriages


  • Preventative Care
  • Contraception
  • Bleeding and Pain
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Menopause and Hormone Replacement

Gynecology Surgery

  • Minimally-invasive surgery, including:
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic and Vaginal Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Vaginal and Vulvar Surgery
  • Tubal Sterilization