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Pablo Leon, M.D.

Pablo Leon, M.D.

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

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  • 1979-82, University of Chicago, B.S., Biochemistry
  • 1982-86, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, M.D.
  • 1986-89, University of Chicago, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1989-91, University of Pennsylvania, Fellow, Surgical Oncology Research
  • 1991-93, University of Chicago, Fellow, Surgery
  • 1993-95, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Resident, Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1997
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Microsurgery

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.

  1. Chang EI, Leon P, Hoffman WY, Schmidt BL. Quality of life for patients requiring surgical resection and reconstruction for mandibular osteoradionecrosis: 10-year experience at the University of California San Francisco. Head Neck. 2012 Feb; 34(2):207-12. View in PubMed
  2. Paydar KZ, Hansen SL, Chang DS, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Implantable venous Doppler monitoring in head and neck free flap reconstruction increases the salvage rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr; 125(4):1129-34. View in PubMed
  3. Maher JJ, Leon P, Ryan JC. Beyond insulin resistance: Innate immunity in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology. 2008 Aug; 48(2):670-8. View in PubMed
  4. Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7):1879-84. View in PubMed
  5. Fukaya E, Grossman RF, Saloner D, Leon P, Nozaki M, Mathes SJ. Magnetic resonance angiography for free fibula flap transfer. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2007 May; 23(4):205-11. View in PubMed
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