New Jersey – Rachelle Leong, MD, a fellowship trained physician specializing in breast
surgery, recently joined the medical staff of Barnabas Health Medical
Group (BHMG), a multispecialty practice affiliated with RWJBarnabas Health.
Dr. Leong will treat patients at Clara Maass Medical Center at One Clara
Maass Drive in Belleville.
Dr. Leong will provide comprehensive breast care as well as medical and
surgical expertise to patients. Her decision to specialize in breast care
is rooted in her compassion for cancer patients, as well as her personal
history of supporting family members diagnosed with the disease.
“I’ve been on the family and patient side, and I’ve been
on the medical care side in these situations. I like the relationship
that cancer doctors share with their patients,” said Dr. Leong.
“Breast surgery is the perfect mix of surgery, medical and personal
“I’m looking forward to working with the multi-disciplinary
team at Clara Maass and interacting with the patient population; they
are so engaged with their physicians. I hope my patients will feel like
they are part of a team who is fighting to keep them healthy,” said
Dr. Leong. “I want them to feel supported and comforted and get
state-of-the-art surgical care.”
Dr. Leong earned a medical degree New York Medical College in Valhalla,
N.Y. after earning a bachelor of art’s degree and Magna Cum Laude
honors from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. She completed a residency
in general surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra
University in Manhasset, N.Y. (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) and served her final year of residency as Administrative
Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor. She completed her fellowship at
The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt
Hospital Center/Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Leong
is a member of the American Medical Association and the Medical Society
of the State of New York, and a candidate member of the American Society
of Breast Surgeons. She is fluent in Cantonese.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leong, please call 973-844-4161.
About Barnabas Health Medical Group
Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprised
of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care
physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate
and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at
easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey.
Backed by the vast continuum of resources of Barnabas Health, the largest
not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and
one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly
trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence.