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Dr. Freddie J. Combs, a UCI Health radiologist and breast cancer expert who practices at Pacific Breast Care Center in Costa Mesa

Freddie J. Combs, MD


Diagnostic Radiology, Mammography

Clinical Interests

breast imaging, breast cancer, breast cancer screening and prevention, breast disease, diagnostic radiology, image-guided breast biopsy and intervention, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, ultrasound

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  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine - General
  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - General
  • English
Medical School
University of Arizona College of MedMD
Phoenix Baptist HospitalFamily Medicine
University of Arizona College of MedDiagnostic Radiology
UC Irvine Medical CenterBreast Imaging
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director of Breast Imaging — UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2020-2023
More Information

Dr. Freddie J. Combs is a UCI Health board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. He is also board-certified in family medicine.

Combs' clinical interests include high-risk screening, diagnostic procedures and breast density assessment. He has done research with the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, measuring breast tissue using diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging. He also is involved in research to improve techniques for localizing breast cancers prior to surgery. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents as well as lecturing about breast cancer screening to primary care physicians.

Combs received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., followed by a residency in radiology at the University of Arizona. He completed a fellowship in breast imaging at UC Irvine.

Combs is director of breast imaging at UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center in Costa Mesa, which was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center offers the latest in 3D mammography, ultrasound testing and MRI screening.

UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-3544
Fax: 949-515-3644
UCI Health — Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-3544
Fax: 844-965-9446