Assistant Professor

  • Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology – American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  • 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. Dr. Le takes care of a full spectrum of general and thoracic conditions in children and neonates with a strong emphasis on minimally invasive approach. Dr. Le also has a special focus on complex pediatric surgical oncology, including high-risk neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, liver cancer, and rhabdomyosarcoma.

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

Research Interests

Dr. Le has a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he applies engineering techniques to treat pediatric cancers and to control tissue development. His laboratory investigates the effects of cold atmospheric plasma on pediatric cancers such as neuroblastoma. His laboratory also studies lung development and regeneration in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Additionally, Dr. Le leads a number of clinical studies and trials in pediatric surgery and pediatric surgical oncology.

Recent Publications

  • Complication Is Inevitable, but Suffering is Optional-Psychological Aspects of Dealing with Complications in Surgery.
    Le HD, Wolinska JM, Baertschiger RM, Himidan SA
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 2023 Mar 22;
    [PubMed ID: 36948212]

  • Dollars and Sense: The Business of Pediatric Surgery.
    Skarda DE, Danko ME, Glick RD, Guner YS, Le HD, Rich BS, Robertson DJ, Short SS, Weiss RG, Van Arendonk KJ, Raval MV, Delivery of Surgical Care Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery
    J Surg Res 2023 May; 285: 220-228
    [PubMed ID: 36706657]

  • Incidence and management of pleural effusions in patients with Wilms tumor: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative study.
    Al-Hadidi A, Rinehardt HN, Sutthatarn P, Talbot LJ, Murphy AJ, Whitlock R, Condon S, Naik-Mathuria B, Utria AF, Rothstein DH, Chen SY, Wong-Michalak S, Kim ES, Short SS, Meyers RL, Kastenberg ZJ, Johnston ME, Zens T, Dasgupta R, Malek MM, Calabro K, Piché N, Callas H, Lautz TB, McKay K, Lovvorn HN, Commander SJ, Tracy ET, Lund SB, Polites SF, Davidson J, Dhooma J, Seemann NM, Marquart JP, Gainer H, Lal DR, Rich BS, Glick RD, Maloney L, Radu S, Fialkowski EA, Kwok PE, Romao RLP, Rubalcava N, Ehrlich PF, Newman E, Diehl T, Le HD, Polcz V, Petroze RT, Stanek J, Aldrink JH
    Int J Cancer 2022 Nov 15; 151(10): 1696-1702
    [PubMed ID: 35748343]

  • Histologic type predicts disparate outcomes in pediatric hepatocellular neoplasms: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative study.
    Short SS, Kastenberg ZJ, Wei G, Bondoc A, Dasgupta R, Tiao GM, Watters E, Heaton TE, Lotakis D, La Quaglia MP, Murphy AJ, Davidoff AM, Mansfield SA, Langham MR, Lautz TB, Superina RA, Ott KC, Malek MM, Morgan KM, Kim ES, Zamora A, Lascano D, Roach J, Murphy JT, Rothstein DH, Vasudevan SA, Whitlock R, Lal DR, Hallis B, Bütter A, Baertschiger RM, Lapidus-Krol E, Putra J, Tracy ER, Aldrink JH, Apfeld J, Le HD, Park KY, Rich BS, Glick RD, Fialkowski EA, Utria AF, Meyers RL, Riehle KJ
    Cancer 2022 Jul 15; 128(14): 2786-2795
    [PubMed ID: 35561331]

  • Outcomes and cost of medical and surgical treatments of pilonidal disease: A single institution's 10-year review.
    Janek KC, Kenfield M, Arkin LM, Stalter L, Tabaro G, Leys CM, Le HD
    Surg Open Sci 2022 Jul; 9: 41-45
    [PubMed ID: 35647503]

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