Hau D. Le, MD, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor

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

leh@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 262-0466

600 Highland Avenue
WIMR 5159
Madison, WI 53792-0001
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Scheduling or patient-related questions: (608) 263-6420
Administrative assistance: (608) 262-0466

Education

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

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.

Dr. Le received a one-year, $20,000 Robert Draper Technology Innovation Fund award from UW’s Discovery to Product (D2P) to focus on a potentially innovative treatment for various solid cancers such as breast, lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer based on a novel technology called Cold Atmospheric Plasma (CAP). Read more here.

Recent Publications

  • Critical elements of pediatric neuroblastoma surgery.
    Shaffiey SA, Le HD, Christison-Lagay E, Fialkowski EA, Aldrink JH, Grant CN, Honeyman JN, Janek KC, Madonna MB, Rhee DS, Nuchtern JG, Newman EA, LaQuaglia MP, Davidoff AM, Shamberger RC, Malek MM
    Semin Pediatr Surg 2023 Oct; 32(5): 151338
    [PubMed ID: 38042090]

  • A Role for Genitourinary Reconstruction in Locally Advanced Bilateral Wilm's Tumor.
    Carey AZ, Le H, Farhat WA, Bhatia V
    Urology 2023 Nov; 181: 141-143
    [PubMed ID: 37557921]

  • Comparison of Outcomes Between Surveillance Ultrasound and Completion Lymph Node Dissection in Children and Adolescents With Sentinel Lymph Node-Positive Cutaneous Melanoma.
    Scoville SD, Stanek JR, Rinehardt H, Sutthatarn P, Abdelhafeez AH, Talbot LJ, Malek M, Leraas HJ, Tracy ET, Chen SY, Kim ES, Lotakis DM, Ehrlich PF, Favela JG, Le HD, Davidson J, Wilson CA, Seemann NM, Osman Y, Piche N, Hoang V, Petroze RT, Polites SF, McKay KG, Correa H, Lovvorn HN, Lee YM, Balagani A, Dasgupta R, Aldrink JH
    Ann Surg 2024 Mar 01; 279(3): 536-541
    [PubMed ID: 37487006]

  • Pediatric Surgeon Perceptions on Operating Room Environmental Stewardship and Current Institutional Climate-Smart Actions.
    Sullivan GA, Reiter AJ, Smith C, Glick RD, Skarda DE, Le HD, Gow KW, Rich BS, Raval MV, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery Delivery of Surgical Care Committee
    J Pediatr Surg 2023 Dec; 58(12): 2278-2285
    [PubMed ID: 37468347]

  • 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 Jun; 33(3): 181-190
    [PubMed ID: 36948212]

All Publications on PubMed