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

Freddie J. Combs
, MD

Specialties

Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine

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

Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology [Radiology]
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
University of Arizona College of MedMD
Residency
Phoenix Baptist HospitalFamily Medicine
University of Arizona College of MedDiagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
UC Irvine Medical CenterBreast Imaging
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging
  • Director of breast imaging, Pacific Breast Care Center
More Information

Dr. Freddie J. Combs is a UC Irvine 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 UC Irvine 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. 
Pacific Breast Care Center
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-3544
Fax: 949-515-3644
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7237