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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Madison, WI 53792-0001
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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

  • Implications of Tumor Characteristics and Treatment Modality on Local Recurrence and Functional Outcomes in Children with Chest Wall Sarcoma: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative Study.
    Harris CJ, Helenowski I, Murphy AJ, Mansfield SA, LaQuaglia MP, Heaton TE, Cavalli M, Murphy JT, Newman E, Overmen RE, Kartal TT, Cooke-Barber J, Donaher A, Malek MM, Kalsi R, Kim ES, Zobel MJ, Goodhue CJ, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Jefferson IN, Roach JP, Mata C, Piché N, Joharifard S, Sultan S, Short SS, Meyers RL, Bleicher J, Le HD, Janek K, Bütter A, Davidson J, Aldrink JH, Richards HW, Tracy ET, Commander SJ, Fialkowski EA, Troutt M, Dasgupta R, Lautz TB
    Ann Surg 2020 Nov 04;
    [PubMed ID: 33156070]

  • Mysterious Terminal Ileum Narrowing in a 13-year-old Girl.
    Damodharan S, Danko I, Le HD
    Pediatr Rev 2020 Oct; 41(Suppl 1): S61-S63
    [PubMed ID: 33004585]

  • Customized hydrogel substrates for serum-free expansion of functional hMSCs.
    Le NNT, Liu TL, Johnston J, Krutty JD, Templeton KM, Harms V, Dias A, Le H, Gopalan P, Murphy WL
    Biomater Sci 2020 Jul 21; 8(14): 3819-3829
    [PubMed ID: 32543628]

  • Optimization of percutaneous biopsy for diagnosis and pretreatment risk assessment of neuroblastoma.
    Overman RE, Kartal TT, Cunningham AJ, Fialkowski EA, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Vasudevan SA, Malek MM, Kalsi R, Le HD, Stafford LC, Lautz TB, Many BT, Jones RE, Bütter A, Davidson J, Williams A, Dasgupta R, Lewis J, Troutt M, Aldrink JH, Mansfield SA, Lal DR, Xiao J, Meyers RL, Short SS, Newman EA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 2020 05; 67(5): e28153
    [PubMed ID: 32072730]

  • Two Methods for Decellularization of Plant Tissues for Tissue Engineering Applications.
    Adamski M, Fontana G, Gershlak JR, Gaudette GR, Le HD, Murphy WL
    J Vis Exp 2018 05 31;
    [PubMed ID: 29912197]

All Publications on PubMed