University of California San Francisco

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Pablo Leon, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief and Residency Site Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
San Francisco VA Medical Center


4150 Clement St, #112H
San Francisco, CA 94121
United States

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-750-2059
Fax: 415-750-2181


    Dr. Leon has special interest in head and neck reconstruction after cancer extirpation.  Research areas are in melanoma. Dr. Leon also organizes resident training at the SF VA Medical Center.  He has special interest in head and neck reconstruction after cancer extirpation and melanoma research.


    Institution Degree Dept or School End Date
    University of Chicago M.D. Pritzker School of Medicine 1986
    University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 1994
    • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1997

    Clinical Expertise

    Head and Neck Reconstructive Microsurgery


    1. Quality of life for patients requiring surgical resection and reconstruction for mandibular osteoradionecrosis: 10-year experience at the University of California San Francisco.
      Chang EI, Leon P, Hoffman WY, Schmidt BL| | View in PubMed
    2. Experience with Free Fibula Peroneal Osteofascial Flap for Composite Head and Neck Reconstruction.
      Edward I. Chang, Kamakshi R. Zeidler, Brian Schmidt, Pablo Leon| | View in PubMed
    3. Implantable venous Doppler monitoring in head and neck free flap reconstruction increases the salvage rate.
      Paydar KZ, Hansen SL, Chang DS, Hoffman WY, Leon P| | View in PubMed
    4. Beyond insulin resistance: Innate immunity in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
      Maher JJ, Leon P, Ryan JC| | View in PubMed
    5. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction.
      Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P| | View in PubMed
    6. Magnetic resonance angiography for free fibula flap transfer.
      Fukaya E, Grossman RF, Saloner D, Leon P, Nozaki M, Mathes SJ| | View in PubMed