Caitlin R. Patten, MD, FACS

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor
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Breast Care Center 414-805-4950
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Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital 262-836-7200
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Accepting New Patients
Call for an appointment
Breast Care Center 414-805-4950
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Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital 262-836-7200
Established Patient Appointments 414-955-1453
New Patient Appointments 414-805-0505


Dr. Patten is a breast surgical oncologist whose clinical focus consists of caring for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and those who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. She utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach in order to deliver a personalized care plan tailored to each patient’s needs. Dr. Patten not only offers available clinical trial opportunities to her patients but she also incorporates the latest surgical technology and techniques in her practice.

Dr. Patten’s research interests include breast disease clinical outcomes and developing innovative techniques and curriculum involved with student education.


Treatment & Services

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Axillary Surgery
Breast Surgery
Excisional Biopsy (Breast)
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (NSM)
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB)
Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Benign Breast Diseases
Breast Cancer
Genetic Variants
High-Risk Breast Disease

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital


Breast Care Center -  Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital

Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - WI - Doctor of Medicine - (2006-2010)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - General Surgery Residency - (2010-2015)

Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte - NC - Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship - (2015-2016)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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Dr. Patten was informative and patient. Just struggling to schedule follow-up in a timely fashion.
Dr. Patten explained things to me more thoroughly, and in terms that I could understand, than anyone else has!
Will know more after my surgery. Hopeful I will be able to care for myself at home. Positive thoughts only
Everyone was very compassionate and caring through this difficult experience. My entire family was very impressed with Dr. Patten as was I. We are so glad that we came to Froedtert for my care.
Dr Patten and staff made me feel comfortable
Dr. Patten was unbelievable in her explanation of my condition and making me feel that I was in great hands!
My first visit to Cancer Center was very relaxed. Each staff member made me feel very well cared for. They had concern, understanding, knowledge, interest in me as s patient and provided me with excellent care. I felt relaxed and well taken care of.
Dr.Patten has a great personality and is very good at explaining things.
Dr. Patten and her team are incredible. So grateful she is providing my care.
Everyone was very courteous and I love the doctor she's the best
Everyone I met with during my appointment showed true compassion and care for me. They made me feel like I was the most important patient of the day. Amazing group of people!
Dr. Patten has been wonderful on every level. Would highly recommend.
Dr Patten quickly eased my anxiety so I then was able to listen more carefully and participate in a plan of care
Dr Patten is kind, compassionate, extremely personable and professional all at the same time! I loved her from our first encounter and couldn't imagine my breast cancer journey without her! She is now encouraging and supporting me in my continuing efforts with reconstruction and prevention of a remote recurrence! My sincere thanks!
Dr Pattent took so much time to explain everything that was going on. Went above, and beyond what she needed to do. I thank her so much.
Dr. Patten has been my oncologist for 3 years. She is an excellent skilled surgeon, clarifies options, and is genuinely concerned about me as a person. I highly recommend her.
Very well organized, all the people I have seen are very professional and helpful
I have the outmost confidence in Dr. Patton and her team.
Since I have been diagnosed with cancer I have been very impressed with the care I have been receiving at Froedert West Bend.
I am so glad I was able to chose Dr. Caitlin Patten for my surgeon. She is a true professional with sincere concern and empathy for her patients. I would say she is one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you Dr. Patten for taking such good care of me.
Dr was absolutely wonderful! Very informative Clear Not Rushed Kind Compassionate Intelligent
Dr. Patten is wonderful and I would highly recommend her.
All of the nurses and Dr. Patten were excellent! Very caring, good listeners and great in a detailed explanation of my issues. Thank you!
Very Pleasant experience. I knew I was in good hands!!
Dr. Patten and everyone on the team at the Breast Cancer clinic was very caring and helpful. Facing a diagnosis of breast cancer is difficult but I feel I have the right team supporting me through this journey.
Dr Patten & her staff are the best!
Dr. Patton has been a godsend to me! Her upbeat, professional and positive approach to me has been crucial in helping me get through this ordeal. I am grateful that she is my surgeon and have total faith and trust in her.
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