Dr. Benjamin Lerner

Vascular Surgery
Seattle, WA
19 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Benjamin Lerner is a board-certified vascular and general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin, following which he completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. There, he became the chief surgical resident and later, he completed a two-year vascular and endovascular fellowship. He spent six months as the Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, England. While there, Dr. Lerner was asked by the president of the Royal College of Surgeons to address the College on the state of American surgical training. He is an avid rower and baseball fan, he enjoys hiking with his dog, and continuing his work on writing his elusive first novel. Dr Lerner lives in Seattle with his wife, however despite his love for his new hometown his allegiance to his beloved Green Bay Packers remains unwavering.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Vascular Surgery

General Surgery

Radiology - interventional

Wound care

wound care

Doctor Q&A

482 Answers
536 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Ultrasound is very reliable for screening of aortic size, plus it is far less expensive than mri. Mri and ct are better if you are planning surgery on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: Breast cancer is a very unusual finding in a 13 year old -- young women can have masses in their breasts for many normal reasons. An examination by yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
There is a cure...: Early detection, surgical resection, and appropriate therapy have dramatically changed the survival from many forms of breast cancer.
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Testimonials
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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Lerner is a highly capable, skillful, and tender vascular surgeon. Dan Downey MD FACS www.dr-downey.com
Mar 6, 2013
caring, and knowledgeable. What more can you ask for?
Dr. Mark Brakstad
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.EXCELLENT SURGEON
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univeristy of Wisconsin
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

The Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

2013 "Top Doctors", Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
HealthTap Top Doctor, Winter 2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
The Society for Vascular Surgery
Seattle Surgical Society
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