Laura J. Esserman

MD MBA

Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Dr. Laura Esserman, a nationally known breast surgeon, directs the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the Mount Zion campus. Her work is devoted to developing new, more effective ways to care for and empower breast cancer patients during treatment. She tailors treatments for individual patients using biology, personal preference and constant feedback regarding outcomes of care.

Esserman earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and completed her medical and surgical training at Stanford University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in breast oncology at Stanford and later earned a master's degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 1993.

  • Education

    Stanford University, 1983

  • Residencies

    Stanford University, General Surgery, 1991

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Spanish

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews

    4.9

    Overall Experience
    82 Ratings
    I wish every woman with breast cancer could see Dr. Esserman
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    82 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    82 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    80 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    81 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    82 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    82 Ratings
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