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Hau D. Le, MD

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600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-0001

Hau D. Le, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Surgery


  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Research Fellowship in Surgery and Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2013
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CA, 2015

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Le is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. His clinical practice emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to all types of pediatric and neonatal surgical disorders. He specializes in general and thoracic pediatric surgery, minimally invasive and neonatal surgery, oncology and trauma.

For a complete listing of conditions for which our pediatric surgeons provide treatment, please click here.

Research Interests

Dr. Le’s research interests focus primarily on lung development and regeneration in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and studying the effects of eicosanoids (products of essential fatty acids) on pediatric solid tumors.

Recent Publications
  • Biofunctionalized Plants as Diverse Biomaterials for Human Cell Culture.
    Fontana G, Gershlak J, Adamski M, Lee JS, Matsumoto S, Le HD, Binder B, Wirth J, Gaudette G, Murphy WL
    Adv Healthc Mater 2017 Apr; 6(8):.
    [PubMed ID: 28319334, PMC ID: 5490445]
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  • A Single Institution Review of Initial Application of a 5-mm Stapler.
    Rogers AP, Zens TJ, Kohler JE, Le HD, Nichol PF, Leys CM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2016 Aug; 26(8):660-2.
    [PubMed ID: 27398952, PMC ID: 5583546]
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  • A combined Richter's and de Garengeot's hernia.
    Le HD, Odom SR, Hsu A, Gupta A, Hauser CJ
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2014; 5(10):662-4.
    [PubMed ID: 25194599, PMC ID: 4189065]
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  • Docosahexaenoic acid, G protein-coupled receptors, and melanoma: is G protein-coupled receptor 40 a potential therapeutic target?
    Nehra D, Pan AH, Le HD, Fallon EM, Carlson SJ, Kalish BT, Puder M
    J. Surg. Res. 2014 May 15; 188(2):451-8.
    [PubMed ID: 24576779, PMC ID: 4057893]
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  • Intravenous fish oil lipid emulsion promotes a shift toward anti-inflammatory proresolving lipid mediators.
    Kalish BT, Le HD, Fitzgerald JM, Wang S, Seamon K, Gura KM, Gronert K, Puder M
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2013 Dec; 305(11):G818-28.
    [PubMed ID: 24091595, PMC ID: 3882434]
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  • Epoxyeicosanoids promote organ and tissue regeneration.
    Panigrahy D, Kalish BT, Huang S, Bielenberg DR, Le HD, Yang J, Edin ML, Lee CR, Benny O, Mudge DK, Butterfield CE, Mammoto A, Mammoto T, Inceoglu B, Jenkins RL, Simpson MA, Akino T, Lih FB, Tomer KB, Ingber DE, Hammock BD, Falck JR, Manthati VL, Kaipainen A, D'Amore PA, Puder M, Zeldin DC, Kieran MW
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013 Aug 13; 110(33):13528-33.
    [PubMed ID: 23898174, PMC ID: 3746918]
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  • A metabolomic analysis of two intravenous lipid emulsions in a murine model.
    Kalish BT, Le HD, Gura KM, Bistrian BR, Puder M
    PLoS ONE 2013; 8(4):e59653.
    [PubMed ID: 23565157, PMC ID: 3614990]
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  • The effect of varying ratios of docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in the prevention and reversal of biochemical essential fatty acid deficiency in a murine model.
    Le HD, Fallon EM, Kalish BT, de Meijer VE, Meisel JA, Gura KM, Nose V, Pan AH, Bistrian BR, Puder M
    Metab. Clin. Exp. 2013 Apr; 62(4):499-508.
    [PubMed ID: 23151438, PMC ID: 3608741]
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  • Prolonging the female reproductive lifespan and improving egg quality with dietary omega-3 fatty acids.
    Nehra D, Le HD, Fallon EM, Carlson SJ, Woods D, White YA, Pan AH, Guo L, Rodig SJ, Tilly JL, Rueda BR, Puder M
    Aging Cell 2012 Dec; 11(6):1046-54.
    [PubMed ID: 22978268, PMC ID: 5624332]
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  • Dietary fish oil aggravates paracetamol-induced liver injury in mice.
    de Meijer VE, Kalish BT, Meisel JA, Le HD, Puder M
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2013 Mar; 37(2):268-73.
    [PubMed ID: 22714592]
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