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About Ava Hosseini, MD
Ava Hosseini, MD, is a surgical oncologist and board-certified general surgeon who specializes in breast health, including breast cancer and benign breast disease. Dr. Hosseini's expertise includes general and oncology breast surgery. She performs mastectomy, image-guided lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She also works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment.
As a surgical oncologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Hosseini teaches medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She has presented at numerous national meetings and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Surgical Oncology, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer Reports, and Journal of Surgical Research. Her research interests include ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the presence of abnormal cells inside the milk duct of the breast, and lymph node mapping.
Dr. Hosseini completed a surgical oncology fellowship at UC San Francisco and performed her residency in general surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is board certified in general surgery.
Dr. Hosseini is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Association for Academic Surgery.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and hiking.
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Surgery
- General Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Breast Cancer
- Benign Breast Lesions
- Axillary Surgery