About Julie Le, MD
Julie Le, MD, is a board certified surgeon who specializes in the treatment of benign, high-risk and malignant breast pathologies. She performs image-guided lumpectomies, nipple and skin sparing mastectomies, flat aesthetic closures and axillary surgery. Her goal is to provide patients with oncologically safe surgery with optimal aesthetic and maximized functional outcomes.
Dr. Le strives to provide compassionate, comprehensive and evidence-based care in the management of breast disease. She has a special interest in the social impact of breast cancer treatment on young women including fertility, family planning and breast sexual health.
Born and raised in the City Heights area of San Diego, Dr. Le felt a calling to treat and serve the San Diego community. She considers it an honor and privilege to return to her hometown and serve the community that helped shaped her into the person she is today.
Dr. Le has been involved in medical and scientific research for over 10 years and has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles that have been published in journals including Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Safety Research, and others. She has a special research interest in axillary management and high-risk breast lesions.
She completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at UC Los Angeles and a surgical residency at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dr. Le earned her medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Mich. She is a member of American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons and American Medical Women's Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking goodies from the "British Bake Off" television show with her nieces and nephews. She loves listening to mystery podcasts and getting lost in fun, intriguing fiction and historical nonfiction novels.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Comprehensive Breast Health Center.
- Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
- Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
- UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Breast Cancer Care
- Breast Disease
- Benign and Malignant Tumors
- Axillary Surgery
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