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Julie Lang, MD

Julie Lang, MD
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Title Chief of Breast Surgery, Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Program
Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Breast Mammogram
  • Abnormal Breast MRI
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Abscess - Incision & Drainage
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Breast
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Pathology
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Excision of breast fistula
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lumpectomy for breast cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Breast MRI
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Adenomas
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Benign breast disorders
  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Cancer
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignancy
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
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About Julie Lang, MD

Dr. Julie Lang graduated from medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. She did a general surgery residency and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (7 years of postgraduate training). She then completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center.

She served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona from 2007-2012. She then moved to Los Angeles to serve as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2012-2020. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2021.

Dr. Lang is a physician-scientist with numerous publications, book chapters and invited presentations. She is known as a patient-centered, problem-solving, innovative, compassionate surgeon. She specializes in breast surgical oncology - surgery for breast cancer or other disorders of the breast. She is skilled with nipple sparing mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy, lumpectomy, oncoplastic surgery, complex breast cancer surgery, and collaboration with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She enjoys working with the multidisciplinary care team to achieve the best outcomes for each patient.

Dr. Lang is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has returned to practice in her hometown as the Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Program.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Breast Surgical Oncology
Houston, TX USA

Residency - UCSF Department of Surgery
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA

Residency - UCSF Department of Surgery
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA

Internship - UCSF Department of Surgery
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA

Medical Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Undergraduate - University of North Carolina
Biology with Honors in English Literature
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Additional Training

  • BS Biology, BA English Literature with Honors
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor, Breast Surgery 2020
  • Donald L. Morton Award, Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015
  • Southern California Clinical Translational Research Institute KL2 Institutional Scholar 2013-2014
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor, Breast Oncology 2013
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Louis J. Kettel Faculty Mentor Award (Clinical Sciences)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award
  • Chief Resident Research Award, University of California, San Francisco
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/1/2022, Dr. Lang has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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