Lesly Dossett

Lesly Dossett, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology


Dr. Lesly Dossett MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Vice Chair for Faculty Life in the Department of Surgery and Co-Director of the Michigan Program for Value Enhancement (MPrOVE) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dossett earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2010. During a research fellowship, she was awarded an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) training grant and obtained an MPH with a focus on epidemiology, patient centered outcomes, quality and policy. After completing residency, she entered active duty with the United States Navy where she served as a Staff Surgeon in various roles stateside and in combat operational zones. Dr. Dossett completed clinical fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

She joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 2016 where she has a clinical practice focusing on sarcoma, melanoma and breast cancer. Dr. Dossett’s academic focus is on the reduction of low-value care through multi-level de-implementation strategies. She was a 2015 Michael Zinner Health Services Research Fellow through the Surgical Outcomes Club and a 2017 Fellow of the NCI-sponsored program Mentored Training in Dissemination and Implementation in Cancer (MT-DIRC). She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of multiple professional societies including the Association of Academic Surgeons, the Society for Surgical Oncology, Academy Health and the Surgical Outcomes Club.

Published Articles or Reviews

Dossett LA, Hudson JN, Morris AM, Lee MC, Roetzheim RG, Fetters MD and Quinn GP. The primary care provider (PCP)-cancer specialist relationship: a systematic review and mixed methods meta-synthesis. CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2017 Mar;67(2):156-169. PMID: 27727446.

Lee, JS. Hu HM, Edelman AL, Brummett CM, Englesbe MJ, Waljee JF, Smerage JB, Griggs JJ, Nathan H, Jeruss JS, Dossett LA. New persistent opioid use among patients with cancer after curative-intent surgery. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017. Dec 20;35(36):4042-4049. PMID: 29048972.

Dossett LA, Mulholland MW and Newman EN. Building high performing teams in academic surgery—opportunities and challenges of inclusive recruitment strategies. Academic Medicine 2019. Aug;94(8):1142-1145. PMID: 30730376.

Berlin N, Skolarus TA, Kerr EA and Dossett LA. Too much surgery: overcoming barriers to deimplementation of low-value surgery. Annals of Surgery 2020. Jun;271(6):1020-1022. PMID: 32209904.

Wang T, Baskin A and Dossett LA. De-implementation of the Choosing Wisely recommendation for low value breast cancer surgery: a systematic review. JAMA Surgery 2020. Jun 3 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32492121.