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Marilyn Leitch, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon - Oncology

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1978)
University of California at San Diego Medical Ctr (1979), General Surgery
University of California at Los Angeles (1984), General Surgery
Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (1985), Surgical Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Melanoma
    • Lymphatic Mapping
    • Breast Cancer
  • Publications

    • Association of occult metastases in sentinel lymph nodes and bone marrow with survival among women with early-stage invasive breast cancer. Giuliano AE, Hawes D, Ballman KV, Whitworth PW, Blumencranz PW, Reintgen DS, Morrow M, Leitch AM, Hunt KK, McCall LM, Abati A, Cote R JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2011 Jul 306 4 385-93
    • Axillary dissection vs no axillary dissection in women with invasive breast cancer and sentinel node metastasis: a randomized clinical trial. Giuliano AE, Hunt KK, Ballman KV, Beitsch PD, Whitworth PW, Blumencranz PW, Leitch AM, Saha S, McCall LM, Morrow M JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2011 Feb 305 6 569-75
    • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and the community surgeon. Ota DM, Leitch AM, Unzeitig G Surgical oncology clinics of North America 2011 Jul 20 3 439-45, vii
  • Professional Activities

    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • Association of Women Surgeons
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2009-2013, 2015-2018, 2021-2022
    • Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America 2008
    • D Magazine, The Best Doctors in Dallas 2006
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee Service Award in Recognition of Distinguished Service on the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel, 2003 - 2006 2006
    • Castle Connolly Top Cancer Doctors in America 2006
    • Top MD's in Dallas, Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2005
    • 2004 Macy's Heart and Soul Award, Dallas Metro Chapter of the American Cancer Society 2004, Volunteer service award
    • American Cancer Society's National Volunteer Leadership Award 2003, Awarded for service on National Board of Directors
    • St. George Medal 2001, American Cancer Society National Divisional Award
    • S.T. Harris Family Distinguished Chair in Breast Surgery 2000
    • S.T. Harris Family Chair in Breast Surgery 1999
    • The George & Carol Poston Professorship in Breast Cancer Research 1997
    • State of Texas Governor’s Certificate of Volunteer Service 1993

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