Elizabeth O'Leary, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology

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Elizabeth O'Leary, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology

Education:

College

Bachelor of Arts in Biology [Pre-Medicine Track], College of St. Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency

MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Rotations at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

Graduate School

  • Masters of Health Science – M.H.S.  
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 
  • MHS in International Health, Disease Control and Prevention Track 

Locations

Primary Location

Minnesota Breast Specialists
7760 France Ave South, Suite 1000
Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 208-6005

Secondary Location

St. Paul Cancer Center
310 North Smith Ave , Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 251-5500

Areas of Special Interest

  • Breast cancer 
  • Benign breast diseases  
  • Cancer genetics 
  • High risk breast cancer screening andrisk reduction 
  • Ultrasound-guided / Minimally-invasive breast biopsies and interventions 

Reviews


Philosophy of Care

“Dr. O’Leary’s most important role is taking care of her patients and providing a safe, reassuring place that will help them to easily navigate the confusing world of cancer, cancer therapies and benign breast diseases.  Her patients come first and her greatest reward comes from being able to help patients through their most trying times, getting them to the other side and bringing a smile back to their hearts and faces.”


About

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

2021

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Laparoscopic and General Surgery
  • Bethesda Top Doctor Award in Breast Surgery
  • Bethesda Top Doctor Award in General Surgery

2020

2019

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Laparoscopic and General Surgery

2018

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Laparoscopic and General Surgery

2017

  • America’s Top Surgeon Award
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award in Laparoscopic and General Surgery

2012

  • Surgical Forum Oral Presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
  • Finalist for research at the DC Association of Women in Surgery Annual Meeting
  • First Place for research at 16th Annual Medstar Research Day

2009

  • First Place for Research Project:  Perioperative Normothermia as a Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

2008

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

2004

  • Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society President

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Personal

Dr. O’Leary lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children.  In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, playing cello, gardening, knitting, cooking and spending time with family. She loves the outdoors, and is an avid skier and sailor.