Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary, MD

Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from University Of Mn Med Sch in 2008 and specializes in general surgery and breast surgery.Read her story

5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1455

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 656-6700

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 5% of peers
Abdominal Pain
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. O'Leary's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Leary "Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary is an accomplished surgeon who received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She has been inducted into the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society where she served as president and also into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She received her Master of Health Science degree in Disease Control and Prevention from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was awarded the Vaccine Science and Policy Certificate. In the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. O'Leary continued her cancer research and was involved in many studies including an investigation of the human papilloma virus and its relationship to head and neck cancer and a trial of Herceptin in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. During her surgical residency, she received an award for her research on Perioperative Normothermia as a Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer and received first place in a competition for her research on creating a risk score for patients with small bowel obstructions. She has been recognized at both national and regional levels for her surgical research and has presented her research at the national meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. O'Leary is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the DC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Georgetown Clinical Society, the American Medical Association, and the Montgomery County Medical Society. She is affiliated with Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals in the Johns Hopkins Medicine System as well as Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, and Shady Grove Hospital. She was actively involved with the Women's Cancer Resource Center in program development for the WCRC & Sisters in Harmony. She participated in a community-based initiative with emphasis on education and awareness and helped connect people to the resources in the community. Dr. O'Leary's most important role is taking care of her patients and providing a safe, reassuring place that will help them to easily navigate the confusing world of breast cancer, cancer therapies and benign breast diseases. She also treats patients with a variety of surgical problems including gallbladder disease, hernias, chronic and acute wounds, diseases of the appendix, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, thyroid disease and cancer, parathyroid disease, abdominal pain, abscesses, chemotherapy port placement, biopsies and colorectal cancers. Her patients come first and her greatest reward comes from being able to help patients through their most trying times, getting them to the other side and bringing a smile back to their hearts and faces. Dr. O'Leary lives in Maryland with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, playing cello, knitting, cooking and spending time with family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Leary "Chevy Chase Surgical Associates, P.C. is a traditional general surgery practice.  Elizabeth A. O'Leary, M.D. is a board certified general and breast surgeon who, with her fellow doctors, physicians assistants, and dedicated office staff, provides comprehensive care to patients with a wide variety of surgical problems.  The primary objective of the practice is to provide the highest quality of care and to achieve excellent outcomes."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. O'Leary does not have any board certifications listed.

53  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

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  • University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary, MD
Dr. O'Leary is a brilliant surgeon who treats her patients with compassion, warmth, and caring. She always has time to explain any procedures, offer surgical options, answer all your questions, and ease any fears you or any of your family members may have. My mom and I are both so lucky to have...Read More
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