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Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology

Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS, FACS
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
age-group-adults-filled Treats only Adults


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Practicing Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Breast Oncology


  • English


“I come to work every day with the hope of changing one person's life for the better. I understand how incredibly privileged I am to participate in the care of so many patients who place their trust in me.”

Dr. Hadzikadic-Gusic is board certified in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer) and specializes in treating breast cancer.

She is an associate professor of surgery at Atrium Health, director of the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute Bosnian Medical Fund, program director of the Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship and co-director of the Sandra Levine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at Levine Cancer Institute. She has been named a Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor for multiple years.

Surgical oncology combines Dr. Hadzikadic-Gusic’s love of surgery, oncology and research which allows her to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a patient-centered approach to healthcare.

She received a master’s degree and a medical degree at Georgetown University, completed a residency at Boston University and a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Hadzikadic-Gusic is involved in grant-funded research to compare and assess different techniques to improve breast cancer patient outcomes.

Her time outside of work is spent with her husband and their 2 sons. Travel is her passion as is the outdoors, particularly hiking and skiing. She also loves to read a good book by the fire.






Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Medical Education

  • Georgetown University, 2005


  • Boston University, General Surgery, 2012


  • University of Pittsburgh, Breast Surgical Oncology, 2013