Laila Samiian, MD
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Laila Samiian, MD, is an experienced and fellowship-trained breast surgeon who provides comprehensive and individualized care to patients with benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. Samiian expertly guides her patients through their diagnosis and treatment options so they can feel comfortable making these important decisions. Her areas of expertise include:
Management of breast cancer
Targeted sentinel node biopsy
Skin and nipple sparing procedures
Oncoplastic breast preservation surgery
Breast Surgical Oncologist
The breast surgical oncologist specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant breast disease.
A General Surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin and blood vessels. A General Surgeon is also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in the treatment of patients who are injured or critically ill. Common problems treated by general surgeons include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation and colon cancer. General Surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Some General Surgeons pursue additional training for one to two years and specialize in the fields of Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery and others.
American Board of Surgery
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1997 - 2000
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
2000 - 2005
Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
2005 - 2006
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians
From the Doctor:
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, and moved back to Florida with my husband to raise our kids and be close to my parents. We love the beach, swimming and surfing the waves, kayaking and hiking the trails.
Working as a breast surgeon is a blessing, and advocating for women is my calling. Drawing on my own personal experience, I learned that breast cancer doesn’t just affect the woman, but causes a ripple effect through her whole family. By using hidden scars, I strive to maintain the breast shape and contour while allowing adequate removal of the tumor.
Volunteering and fundraising has been a source of rejuvenation and inspiration to me. I donate to and participate with American Cancer Society Strides against Breast Cancer, and the Sisters Network of Northeast Florida.