Meet the Breast Cancer Physicians
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Meet the Breast Cancer Physicians

Leslie L. Montgomery, MD

Practice Specialty
Surgery, Breast Surgery, Surgical Specialties
Medical Education
University of California at San Francisco
New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
Board Certified
Administrative Title
Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Clinical Focus
Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer
Research Focus
Dr. Montgomery's research interests include: preoperative therapy trials to assess how a patient's breast cancer in the breast, underarm lymph nodes and metastatic disease will react to treatment.

Dr. Montgomery is an internationally recognized, board certified surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. She hails from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she was an attending breast surgeon for over 11 years. During that time, she served as Director of the Special Surveillance Breast Program and the Director of the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Montgomery received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and distinction and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. As the Regent's scholar, she earned her medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and a recipient of the Women in Medicine Achievement Award. After her residency in general surgery at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, she completed research fellowships at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.