Physicians

Elizabeth O’Leary, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology

Elizabeth O’Leary, MD

My patients come first and my 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.

Elizabeth O’Leary, MD

Primary Location

Plastic Surgery Consultants, Ltd.
7760 France Ave South, Suite 1000
Bloomington, MN 55435
952-746-6767

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Secondary Locations

Saint Paul Cancer Center
310 Smith Ave N, Suite 100
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-2389
(651) 251-5500

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Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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 

 

Other Interests 

Thyroid and parathyroid, skin cancer and benign masses, other surgical oncology procedures, minimally invasive biopsies, general surgery procedures.

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.”

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 

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

2021

  • 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
 

Biography

Elizabeth O’Leary, MD

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.