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Bassin, Leah R., MD, FACS





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Accepting New Patients
  • Breast Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Breast Preservation Surgery, Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Hidden Scar Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Needle Core Breast Biopsy, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Ultrasound-guided Biopsy


Beth Israel Medical Center
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

Stamford Hospital
Columbia University

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine

Stamford Hospital
Columbia University

George Washington University

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

I'm happy (very) with *Dr. Bassin./She's the BEST!!!

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor *Bassin was great. Super friendly and explained everything.

5 out of 5 stars

Doctor and I discussed results of exam and plan for future visit. I have a very special relationship with the doctor.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and offered solutions. She's the best!

5 out of 5 stars

A breast cancer diagnosis is scary & emotional. *Dr. Bassin put me at ease with her knowledge, professionalism, kindness & compassion. She was very patient with my many questions and very empathetic for my concerns. I am confident *Dr. Bassin and the strong medical team at HHC will work hard to restore me to full health. *Dr. Leah Bassin.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr B was outstanding. She was calming and complete in her exam and explanations and recommendations and referrals and follow up

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely will and have referred

5 out of 5 stars

Very caring and friendly

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin is kind and competent --- affable and highly able. I can not recommend her any more highly!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bassin was extremely kind and supportive! Her explanations were clear and thorough and empathetic

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Mills is an amazing OBGYN. Highly recommend her to anyone who asks.

5 out of 5 stars

I really like Dr. Bassin, she's informative and very caring. Would definately recommend her.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin is thoughtful and made me very comfortable through my initial diagnosis and then during and after my surgery.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin is the best, efficient great surgeon, staff terrific always attentive. Answers all your questions even if asked many times! Can’t say enough great!! Dr Bassin is just great!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Leah Bassin is an incredible doctor, I can't say enough great things about her as a person. She is extremely compassionate, brilliant, takes time to sit down and explain medical issues in detail. She saved my life when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She provided advice and helped me make huge decisions. She went above and beyond to make sure she could perform my mastectomy before her medical leave. I can't thank her enough. I highly recommend her to anyone

5 out of 5 stars

Didn’t keep me waiting. Answered all of my questions. Had a wonderful visit always so she is pleasant extremely smart and especially caring. “Simply the best better than all the rest”. Can’t say enough about Dr. Bassin

5 out of 5 stars

An amazing doctor who truly cares about her patients.


Dr. Leah Bassin is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program. Clinically, her interests are breast health and wellness, high-risk breast disease, breast preservation surgery, oncoplastic breast surgery, breast cancer surgery and diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

After finishing her undergraduate degree at The George Washington University, Dr. Bassin earned a medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in general surgery at The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University, and a fellowship in breast surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center/St. Luke’s Roosevelt.

Dr. Bassin is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.




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