Sang Le, M.D.

Hand Surgery, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist

Dr. Sang Le was born in Vietnam, but together with his parents and siblings, they fled the country in 1979 on a fishing boat, searching for a better life. After several months in a refugee camp in Indonesia, his family was sponsored to come to Southern California.

Dr. Le attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Cybernetics and Molecular Biology. He stayed at UCLA an additional year to pursue a Master’s in Physiological Science. It was then that he decided on a career in medicine.

The second youngest of ten children, Dr. Le, is the only one in his family who is involved in the medical field. He chose to study medicine because he wanted to help people. Dr. Le explains, “I have always enjoyed working with my hands to fix things, whether it be fixing cars or computers, the challenge of restoring function intrigues me and gives me great satisfaction. To be able to restore function for my patients in the practice of orthopaedics brings me an incomparable level of satisfaction and challenge.”

Dr. Le received his Medical Doctorate in 2006 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then returned to Southern California in 2011 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center and traveled to Haiti with Dr. Gary Frykman on a medical mission to care for those who were affected by the massive earthquake. It was also during his last year in residency when he met his wife, Patricia.

Following his residency, Dr. Le then completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity
Surgery at the University of Florida before joining his previous mentors at Arrowhead Orthopaedics in September of 2012.

Dr. Le has a strong interest in hand surgery because of the complex and intricate pathoanatomy of the conditions. He looks forward to continuing learning how to best care for his patients and taking on the challenges of difficult orthopaedic conditions. As he says, “The more difficult the problem, the more rewarding it is when you are able solve it.”

Some of Dr. Le’s other interests include snowboarding, basketball, listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.


Medical Degree

 

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

 

Residency

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center

 

Fellowship

  • University of Florida

 

Licensure & Certification

  • State Board of California

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Membership & Affiliations

  • Candidate Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Member American Society of Surgery of the Hand

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