Sang Le, M.D.
Hand Surgery, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
Dr Sang Le was born in Vietnam, but together with his parents and his siblings fled the country in late 1979 on a fishing boat in search of 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. But 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. As a senior resident, he 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 future 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 the area of 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 as well as 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 to solve it.”
Some of Dr Le’s other interests include snowboarding, basketball, listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Loma Linda University Medical Center
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