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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

General Surgery

Hillcrest Hospital

6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights , OH 44124

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Breast MRI
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Abscess - Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Pathology
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Excision of Breast Fistula
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Adenomas
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • 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
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenopathy)
View all 19 Specialties +


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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

See publications for Julie Lang, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/9/2024, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

71 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Lang was very thorough and clear about my condition and asked if I had any questions. She has a very friendly personality and I have confidence in her with my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Excellent. Dr. Lang is an amazing communicator.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024


Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Excellent guidance and detail. Very appreciative of her professionalism.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Very pleased that Dr. Julie Lang was receptive of giving me an appointment for my rather urgent health care needs.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Lang is very easy to communicate with regarding a medical field of which I'm not particularly knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

I'm very pleased, as is my husband, of the care and concern Dr. Lang, her staff, and all those connected to my medical needs have shown.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Lang is a very kind, compassionate, gentle practitioner

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I would recommend Dr Lang. She explained everything so that I am comfortable going through the surgery. I feel I'm very lucky to have Dr. Lang for my doctor. I thank her for years of education in this field to help me and others.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Lang and staff our both outdtsnfing

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Julie Lang was exceptional and I would highly recommend her for any breast cancer care. She was very informative, She LISTENED to all my questions and concerns which is HUGE in today's world of medicine. Very empathetic and scheduled my care rapidly.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

This was my first inaction with Dr. Lang. She was thorough and really put my mind at ease. She spent time with me and I did not feel rushed. She even responded to my MyChart message in a very timely fashion. I truly appreciated that.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Lang was patient, answered all my questions, was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Lang is a very kind, gentle physician.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Lang talk to you with direct eye contact.Her explanation of diagnosis excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Lang was superb. I could not have asked for a better breast surgeon. She was extremely methodical in her explanations, taking as much time as needed. I had utmost confidence in her.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Excellent doctor! I will miss her because I am moving to another state.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Risks and options were completely described , and the doctor gave me ample time to make a decision about my plan going forward.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

My doctor answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

It's a nice , convenient way to see my doctor.

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