Based in San Francisco, Anne Peled, MD is a surgeon, an educator, a researcher, a mother, an athlete, and a breast cancer survivor. Just a few years into starting her own thriving breast cancer and plastic surgery practice, Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer herself, which gives her the unusual perspective of both the expert and the patient. This has also only strengthened her dedication to provide the most empathic and personal care for her patients, to research and innovate the most cutting-edge techniques and practices for breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, and to educate her peers and the public on the best care and prevention for breast cancer and breast health.
Originally from Washington, DC, Anne Peled, MD moved to San Francisco after attending Amherst College and Harvard Medical School to complete a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency and a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the co-director of the Breast Care Center of Excellence at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center and has extensive research experience focused on improving outcomes after breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. She also regularly teaches courses across the U.S. to increase awareness around these approaches.
With her husband Ziv Peled, MD, also a board-certified plastic surgeon, she is currently pioneering an entirely new way of treating breast cancer with a combined mastectomy and reconstruction technique that preserves the nipple, the skin, and the sensation, with manageable recovery and hospital time. She started researching this method of surgery when she herself was faced with the decision about what treatment to have for breast cancer, and there was no option like this available to her at that time. Her goal is, and always has been, for women to come out of her care feeling stronger than they ever have been, and it is this holistic approach to healthcare that is the underpinning to her practice and her teaching.