Skip Navigation
Print This Page
Share this page: More

Julie R. Lange, M.D., Sc.M.

Julie R. Lange, M.D., Sc.M.

Associate Professor of Surgery, Oncology and Dermatology


Dr. Lange is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology and immunotherapy at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute as well.  Dr. Lange joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins in 1994 and subsequently earned a Sc.M. in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Clinically her focus is on the care of melanoma and breast cancer patients. Dr. Lange was one of the original members of the Melanoma Group at Hopkins when it was first formed in 1995 and now serves as a clinical co-director of the Melanoma Program. Dr. Lange introduced the sentinel node technique to Hopkins for both melanoma and breast cancer in the 1990s and has extensive experience with this technique.

Dr. Lange has particular interest in melanoma at extremes of age, and in the factors associated with variance in melanoma care.  She has published the largest study of melanoma in children, adolescents and young adults. She recognizes that melanoma in the older patient is a growing epidemic and has investigated the socioeconomic, demographic and healthcare factors that influence the treatment of melanoma in older persons. Dr. Lange is a member of the melanoma panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group that annually evaluates and revises national treatment guidelines for melanoma. 

Research Interests:

  • Surgical staging of melanoma and breast cancer

Clinical Interests:

  • Melanoma
  • Breast Cancer


  • Medical Degree, Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Master of Science, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Resident in General Surgery, Yale, New Haven Hospital
  • Fellow in Surgical Oncology and Immunotherapy

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery

Contact Info:

For melanoma patient appointments: 410-614-1022

Academic phone: 410-614-3889

Fax: 410-614-8719


Read Johns Hopkins Surgery



© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.