About Kirsten Leu MD, FACP

I was born in Evanston, IL but spent most of my time growing up in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect. I attended medical school at the University of Iowa and completed my residency in Wisconsin and my fellowship in Michigan. As a medical oncologist, I enjoy listening to my patients and together we decide on a course of action. Most of my free time is spent with my husband and our three children attending their various sporting events. I also enjoy Hawkeye football, supporting local charities, and going for walks.

  • Medical Degree:
    University of Iowa Medical School

  • Residency:
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

  • Fellowship:
    University Of Michigan Health System


The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

3.7 out of 5
  • 4/10/2024
    Nebraska Cancer makes me feel like they are invested in me. I get excellent care.
  • 4/5/2024
    Dr. Leu is wonderful!
  • 4/3/2024
    Very comfortable experience. Appointment started on time. Everyone was polite and helpful. Dr. Leu is very easy to talk to, helpful, and cares about you.
  • 3/29/2024
    My doctor, Dr Leu, is the best!!!!! She is a real sweetheart as well as being super smart. I have been cancer free for 10 years thanks to her.
  • 3/29/2024
  • 3/22/2024
    Friendly staff. Appt. done in timely manner.
  • 3/24/2024
    Love my care team!
  • 3/22/2024
    Not only is my Doctor (KL) very good, but my experience with Nebraska Cancer Specialists support staff is the best I been taken care of by.
  • 3/22/2024
    Thorough explanations.
  • 3/24/2024
    Wonderful staff, appointment ran smoothly and FANTASTIC doctor! (KL)
  • 3/20/2024
    Excellent care and friendly staff.
  • 3/15/2024
    I feel like I am getting the best care from my oncologist Dr. Kirsten Leu.
  • 3/14/2024
    My medical oncologist, Dr. Leu, is excellent and thorough.
  • 3/14/2024
    The doctors explanation of things (KL).
  • 3/15/2024
    Been a patient for almost 20 years.
  • 3/13/2024
    You're great!
  • 3/2/2024
    Very caring people.
  • 3/3/2024
    The staff is very thoughtful and considerate of patients. I appreciate that Dr. Leu takes her time and listens to any and all concerns.
  • 2/23/2024
  • 2/23/2024
    Dr. Leu is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable and considerate of the patient.
  • 2/18/2024
    Love my Dr.
  • 1/12/2024
    Loved Dr. Leu and all of the valuable information she provided us with!
  • 09/19/23
    Dr Kirsten Leu is absolutely a wonderful doctor and an asset to your team even though she IS a Hawkeye fan. I would recommend her to everyone.
  • 09/20/23
    Dr. Leu and staff were all great and listen/answered all my questions and concerns. My diagnosis and treatment plan were explained, and I was provided with RN-BSN Machele contact number to call with any additional questions.
  • 09/12/23
    Doctors are very thorough and take time with each patient. My doctor was unavailable today, so I saw Timothy Shew. He took the time to thoroughly explain options to me and didn’t seem rushed at all, even though he was helping with my doctor’s patients.
  • 08/24/23
    Everyone from the lab, the receptionist, the check-in nurse, the infusion nurse, and even the loyal volunteer Pat are so supportive, personable and knowledgable.
  • 08/24/23
    Dr Leu is the BEST.
  • 08/23/23
    I’m very pleased with my doctor and the nursing staff at Estabrook and the nursing staff at Legacy along with palliative care there.
  • 08/14/23
    So far excellent service.
  • 08/15/23
    On time, people all great.
  • 08/08/23
    Excellent care.
  • 08/03/23
    Everyone in this office is very personable and professional.
  • 07/25/23
    Dr. Leu is the most caring person. She always has time to listen to you and your concerns. I have and always will refer her to other peoplle. She is more than just my doctor. She is my support system.
  • 07/20/23
    Everyone was so nice and friendly. We felt instantly comfortable there..Everything was fully explained and we never felt rushed..We truly felt the interest and concern was totally sincere.
  • 07/27/23
    Very nice and informative visit that answered all my questions
  • 07/18/23
    Great staff - great care!
  • 07/05/23
    Extremely satisfied with my care and caregivers!
  • 07/06/23
    Love Dr. Leu. She is very compassionate and professional. Nurses were all great.
  • 06/22/23
    Dr. Leu was phenomenal! Her professionalism, knowledge and bedside manner was impressive and gave me a peace of mind. This visit exceeded my expectations!
  • 06/29/23
    Very nice and friendly people who care about their patients.
  • 06/13/23
    Dr. Kirsten Leu is the best doctor I can ever have. She answers all my questions even though it does not pertain to our visit. She is very knowledgeable on any conversation regarding my care. Michelle, her assistant is just as awesome.
  • 06/15/23
    Dr. Leu is amazing!
  • 06/07/23
    Very fast and friendly.
  • 05/30/23
    Had to wait about 30 minutes for Dr Leu which was fine, but maybe appointments need to be spaced out more…
  • 04/27/23
    The front staff and all the nurses are awesome. Thank you Dr. Leu for being beyond amazing. I appreciate you so much!
  • 04/18/23
    Thank you very much. Somehow you manage to do everything with a smile, good spirit. My great appreciation to Dr. Leu and her team.
  • 04/11/23
    Everyone very knowledgeable and helpful.
  • 04/05/23
    Everyone was very pleasant and Dr. Leu was very informative and polite.
  • 03/23/23
    Doctors and employees are welcoming and friendly. Always greeting you with a smile and a friendly greeting to make one comfortable. Dr. Leu always makes one feel comfortable and willing to discuss your concerns.
  • 03/30/23
    Nurse Rebecca is great! She is very attentive & efficient!
  • 03/21/23
    Dr. Kirsten Leu is the greatest!!!
  • 03/13/23
    Easy check in, minimal wait time, pleasant clinical staff.
  • 03/14/23
    Appointments are always a friendly, professional and efficient experience. Dr. Leu and the entire staff are wonderful, and always put the patient first and at ease.
  • 03/02/23
    Very friendly, caring and knowledgeable people.
  • 03/03/23
    Friendly, fast, and with explanations that were easy to understand.
  • 03/08/23
    Everybody that I deal with when I’m here is top notch. They really try to make such unpleasant treatment bearable and help laugh a little bit.
  • 02/16/23
    Staff and Dr. Leu were wonderful. Spent all the time needed to explained everything and I answer questions. I feel safe in their care.
  • 02/14/23
    It was nice to receive small Valentine gift, first time ever to receive gift from a Doctors office.
  • 02/14/23
    Always friendly staff, and I love my oncologist.
  • 02/08/23
    Staff were so warm and very compassionate!
  • 02/01/23
    This is the 3rd Hematologist/Oncologist I have seen for my condition and Dr Leu was the one who evaluated my overall situation and explained reasons for her decisions as to the process she believed best for me. That is what patients expect and need.
  • 01/25/23
    I really felt very comfortable with Dr. Leu. My daughter in law is a nurse and she told me that we had the best.
  • 01/04/23
    Everyone has been so kind, helpful, considerate, and go above and beyond. Having a team like yours behind you while going through something that is life changing takes away so much stress. Thank you to everyone for all you do for me.
  • 01/05/23
    Shannon at the reception desk is excellent! She is always friendly and helpful, goes out of her way to make sure everything is done correctly!
  • 07/19/22
    I have recommended Dr. Leu and that person is now using Dr. Leu . She and her staff are superior.
  • 09/06/22
    The road construction around the facility caused me to be a little late for my appointment. It would have helped to know ahead of time about the traffic route/ construction .
  • 07/06/22
    I was told to arrive and that my appointment was at 11. I arrived at 10:50. I was not taken back from the waiting room until 11:35. The provider was very very good. She answered all my questions. She took her time. She explained things in detail. I really felt like we created a plan together. Her nurse case manager could tell I was a little overwhelmed. She also took the time to answer my questions and really made me feel like my care is important to her.
  • 06/22/22
    NCS is the premier group of doctors in Omaha. They are without a doubt the best there is!
  • 08/25/22
    Dr. Leu is the BEST
  • 08/09/22
    Love Dr. Leu, especially when she gives me good news - - like I'm almost five years past date of diagnosis of breast cancer!! Also appreciate kindness and attentiveness of Shannon (at desk) and Sarah (who did vitals).
  • 08/11/22
    My first visit! Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Loved the fact I was personally introduced to staff. Dr was friendly and very helpful..I was extremely comfortable with this whole experience. Thank you all!
  • 06/14/22
    I feel so comfortable with the care I receive at Nebraska Cancer Specialists. Everyone has been so caring and the ease of appt scheduling is exceptional as they send reminders ahead of time to make sure you are notified. I would recommend Nebraska Cancer Specialists to anyone needing special care
  • 11/29/22
    Dr Leu is great!
  • 11/10/22
    My oncologist, Dr Lue and the team are exceptional and I always come home feeling calm and blessed!
  • 06/23/22
    I love Dr. Leu, Michele, the nurse navigator, and all the staff. Everyone is very friendly and willing to spend time for my questions and concerns.
  • 06/21/22
    Dr. Leu and Michelle are the BEST :)
  • 09/28/22
    Team Leu is amazing!
  • 07/21/22
    My only complaint was, I had filled out my paperwork on line then had to fill it out all again at my appointment
  • 06/21/22
    The therapist that I have to work with is amazing. (Alex) She explains and offers great suggestions for my situation.
  • 08/16/22
    I am blessed to be a patient with Nebraska Cancer Specialists. I have always been treated wonderfully.
  • 07/14/22
    Already shared good info about the doctor and service
  • 09/27/22
    Professional, Educated and treated me with importance.
  • 07/28/22
    Very efficient service. Personnel had a caring attitude.
  • 07/05/22
    Love Dr. Leu!
  • 08/23/22
    Dr Leu is excellent
  • 08/02/22
    Streets not good around parking garage
  • 10/11/22
    I really enjoyed meeting Dr. Leu. She was very understanding, and listened to what I was saying.
  • 10/20/22
    Dr Leu is such a kind person and so considerate. I feel so comfortable talking to her. In fact I told her today how fortunate I was to have found her. I’m so lucky to be a 15 year survivor of breast cancer. It’s Estabrook Cancer that saved me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • 11/08/22
    Very prompt response
  • 11/22/22
    Staff is always great. From the front desk, assessment staff, to the treatment room staff. You can tell they all like working here. Well done.
  • 12/06/22
    Dr. Leu is wonderful
  • 06/30/22
    You are fantastic and very caring during a very difficult time
  • 10/27/22
    Everyone is so nice and very helpful.
  • 11/16/22
    Dr. Leu is an excellent physician! I don't know what I would have done without her. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of cancer care and beyond.
  • 12/14/22
    Dr. Leu and staff, and nurses in infusion room are professional and kind.
  • 12/29/22
    You have a very caring staff and fantastic drs
  • 07/07/22
    Getting into the cancer center or infusion center is fast and easy.
  • 06/21/22

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