Leslie F. Memsic, MD, FACS
Dr. Memsic brings more than 25 years of specialty expertise as a breast cancer surgeon to Bedford Breast Center; she joined Bedford after 18 years with the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, where she served as an assistant director of surgery, and later as an attending Surgical Oncologist.
Dr. Memsic received her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and completed her residency in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, and her fellowship in surgical oncology and Immunology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she taught surgical residents and supervised the Cedars-Sinai Breast Clinic.
She has been recognized by her peers with multiple awards including Vitals “Most Compassionate Doctor” (received 5 years in a row), “Top Oncologist”, and “Patient’s Choice”; Castle and Connolly named her as one of “America’s Top 10 Doctors”, a prestigious honor, awarded to less than 3 percent of physicians nationally. The expertise, experience and compassion she posses is what sets her as one of the top breast cancer surgeons Los Angeles has to offer.
Dr. Memsic has a special expertise and personal interest in breast cancer; she is committed to providing her patients an excellent aesthetic result as well as a clinical result. She pioneered skin sparing, nipple preserving total mastectomy, which enables women to have a natural, beautiful appearance after breast reconstruction. She developed a method of nerve sparing axillary lymph node biopsies which vastly improves quality of life post biopsy.
If Hippocrates had a daughter, her name would be Leslie Memsic…..She has been with me every step of the way, more like a sister than a doctor. Leslie Memsic is a tireless breast cancer warrior.
– Patient Roberta P.
American College of Surgeons.
American Hernia Society.
Los Angeles Surgical Society.
The Association of Women Surgeons.
The Society of Oncologic Surgeons.
Education & Training:
University of California at Los Angeles: BA in Psychobiology.
University of California at San Diego: Doctor of Medicine.
University of California at Los Angeles: Residency in General Surgery.
University of California at Los Angeles: Research fellowship in Liver Transplantation.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center: Fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Immunology.
Assistant Director of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center – 6 years.
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center – 16 years.
Supervisor of Cedars Sinai Breast Center – 10 years.
St. John’s Health Science Center Breast Center – 3 years
Private Practice in General and Oncologic Surgery – 20 years.
Honors & Awards:
Castle Connelly “Top Doctor” 2004 – 2017
Vitals “ Top 10 Doctor”
Castle and Connelly “ Most Compassionate Doctor “ 2008- 2014
Castle and Connelly “Top Oncologist” 2009- 2014
Children’s Liver Foundation Award