Lacey M. Stelle, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Surgical Oncology/Breast Surgery
  • Divisions of General Surgery
  • UW Health Breast Center at SwedishAmerican

(608) 263-7064

UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican
1340 Charles Street, Suite 100
Rockford IL 61104


  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • General Surgery Residency, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL
  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Stelle specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast; sentinel lymph-node mapping; neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer; and oncoplastic breast surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Routine Axillary Ultrasound for Patients with T1-T2 Breast Cancer Does Not Increase the Rate of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Based on Predictive Modeling.
    Wellington J, Sanders T, Mylander C, Alden A, Harris C, Buras R, Tafra L, Liang W, Stelle L, Rosman M, Jackson RS
    Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Aug; 25(8): 2271-2278
    [PubMed ID: 29868976]

  • Radioactive Seed Localization Versus Wire Localization for Nonpalpable Breast Lesions: A Two-Year Initial Experience at a Large Community Hospital.
    Stelle L, Schoenheit T, Brubaker A, Tang X, Qu P, Cradock K, Higham A
    Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Jan; 25(1): 131-136
    [PubMed ID: 29134380]

  • Sex differences in procedure selection and outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery.
    Vassileva CM, Stelle LM, Markwell S, Boley T, Hazelrigg S
    Heart Surg Forum 2011 Oct; 14(5): E276-82
    [PubMed ID: 21997648]

  • Is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an independent risk factor for transfusion in coronary artery bypass graft surgery?
    Stelle LM, Boley TM, Markwell SJ, Hazelrigg SR, Vassileva CM
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011 Dec; 40(6): 1285-90
    [PubMed ID: 21497509]

All Publications on PubMed