Dr. Rachel Leonardi

Dr. Linda Matonis

Dr. Rachel Leonardi moved to Connecticut 10 years ago to be closer to family. She has been a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the Naugatuck Valley area for the past eight years.

She joined Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists in September 2017. “Any time I was inquiring about other practices, this was the name that came up,” Dr. Leonardi says, noting the practice’s reputation for providing an excellent quality of care.

Dr. Leonardi’s approach dovetails perfectly with the philosophy shared by the NVWHS physicians, who offer highly engaged, personalized care built on a platform of putting patients at ease and inspiring trust.

“I try to empower women to take care of their health and themselves,” Dr. Leonardi says.
“I want them to be comfortable when they come in and talk to me, because it can be a little overwhelming.” She works to put patients at ease so they feel secure in talking about their concerns.

Additionally, Dr. Leonardi’s compassionate approach to patient-centered care emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection in fostering good health and well being for women.

Dr. Leonardi served in the U.S. Air Force, and from 2000 to 2004 she completed an Integrated Ob/Gyn Residency Program at Wright State University/Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. In 2003, she volunteered to deploy on a humanitarian mission to Suriname in South America.

Dr. Leonardi lives locally with her husband and three children. She enjoys running, hiking, and biking in her spare time, and above all values spending time with her family.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow


  • Connecticut State Medical License


  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine,
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000
  • University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Psychology, 1996

Awards (Partial List):

  • Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force, 2007
  • John J. Halki Exemplary Physician Excellence Award, 2004
  • Jack S. Gruber Excellence in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2004
  • Pfizer Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident Scholar, 2003