Kippes Leah Md

Leah Kippes, MD





Board-Certified Anesthesiologist Leah Kippes, M.D., of Cedar Falls, Iowa, joined the Medical Staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in August 2017. Dr. Kippes came to CRMC from Covenant Hospital/Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Waterloo, Iowa, where she practiced for nine years. She earned her Medical and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion. Dr. Kippes also completed postgraduate training in anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The anesthesiologist and her husband, Kent, a computer programmer, have four children. She enjoys running, boating, camping, and golfing outside of work.

“The most fulfilling part of my job is interacting with patients who are nervous about anesthesia or have had difficulty with past procedures. I enjoy collaborating with patients to develop a plan to address their concerns…sometimes it’s a bit like detective work to sort through what has worked for them and what hasn’t. My goal is to comfort them and set them at ease, and I come away from those interactions so grateful that we have such wonderful tools available to create a well-balanced anesthetic. It never gets old. I am so blessed to do a job I love!”