Caitlin R. Patten, MD

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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
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Assistant Professor
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Drexel Town Square Health Center (414) 346-8000
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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. Her research interests include decreasing margin re-excisions in patients who undergo a partial mastectomy and sentinel lymph node dissection after chemotherapy.



Diseases & Conditions

Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases

Treatment & Services

Breast Surgery
Surgical Oncology

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Drexel Town Square Health Center
7901 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 805-0505
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Breast Care Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(866) 680-0505
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - 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

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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5 out of 5. 142 ratings, 44 reviews
Feb. 29, 2020
Dr Patten is a specialist who has extraordinary communication skills. I have the background to understand everything at her level, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see her make a patient at any education level comfortable with the intricacies of breast cancer treatment.
Feb. 24, 2020
The provider is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She is probably the best provider I have ever seen.
Feb. 24, 2020
Dr. Patten is wonderful!
Feb. 5, 2020
Dr. Patten is the best! she's upbeat and positive which is exactly what a cancer patient needs. Always a smile and empathetic!! Takes the time to explain and never rushes me.
Feb. 3, 2020
Dr. Patten is always wonderful and caring. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Jan. 26, 2020
Excellent communication style.
Jan. 25, 2020
Friendly and fun she made my husband and I feel at ease. she was down to earth, personable, and honest.
Jan. 18, 2020
shes very knowledgeable and cares about me. she has excellent bed side manner and takes great preventative care measures.
Jan. 16, 2020
Dr Patten was extremely prepared for my appointment. She was so thorough checking with other provides that I had previous test an appointments with before my appointment. She was very caring and took time to explain everything in a way I would understand and answered all my questions.
Jan. 12, 2020
I was very happy with this appointment and I gave a 9 because it is a first meeting and I would wait for a second appointment before giving a 10
Jan. 11, 2020
I really appreciated it that I didn't have to wait long at all to see the Dr. and that she referred me to a gynecologist and psychologist.
Jan. 8, 2020
Very thorough and kind
Jan. 8, 2020
I love Dr Patten! I think she is an amazing provider. She takes the time to get to know her patients. she has even called me during her off hours to give me my test results as soon as they came back. I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Patten!
Jan. 5, 2020
I came to Dr Patten for a second opinion on my Stage0 cancer.She was very kind, organized,and reviewed every test I had taken. I felt she gave me a complete physical exam. She answered every question I asked .I'm choosing her over the 1st doc to do my surgery.
Jan. 4, 2020
her knowledge and ability to tell me about my cancer in a way I could understand
Dec. 7, 2019
Dr.patton is an AMAZING Doctor! Always super friendly and explains everything. A very caring person.
Dec. 3, 2019
no everything went good
Nov. 28, 2019
I rated Dr. Patten a 10. She would have. 100 if that was an option. Excellent is how I would describe my encounter with her. She was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about my issue. She explained my situation and offered treatment options. She answered all of my questions. I feel very lucky to have her as my provider. I would strongly recommend her to any of my friends who found themselves in need of this type of specialist. Thank You Dr. Patten
Nov. 28, 2019
Dr Patten is the best. It's obvious she took time to read through my chart before my appt. She's very personable and caring. she takes her time with her patients. She asks my opinion about the suggested plan of care to be sure I'm comfortable with everything. She's great!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 3, 2019
She knew my complete breast cancer history before she walked in the room. She was so compassionate and caring. She is definitely one of the nicest physicians I've ever met!
Oct. 26, 2019
I know that I am receiving the best care possible. I have total admiration and respect for Doctor Patten.
Oct. 23, 2019
care and compassion and a sincere interest in me
Oct. 10, 2019
Dr.Patten was very thorough in her explanation of my condition. She took time to explain my treatment plan and answer all of my questions.
Sept. 18, 2019
I was spoken to warmly & courteously. the scheduled exam was performed promptly and personably. I am pleased with my visit.
Sept. 17, 2019
Dr. Patten is an extremely caring and knowledgeable physician. I have complete confidence in the information she provided to me.
Sept. 15, 2019
Dr Patten is always very good at answering my questions. She is not afraid to answer the hard questions. She is very caring, nice personality, and knowledgeable. She is one of the best Doctors I have had in my life.
Sept. 11, 2019
Dr Patten was my cancer surgeon three years ago. Her concern for me as a person, not just a patient has been amazing. I have been blessed to have the best care possible at Froedtert and thank them that I am three out and cancer free. They're fantastic!
Sept. 10, 2019
Dr. Patten took as much time as needed to explain my condition and options. She was very caring and personable. Very impressed and thankful!
Sept. 9, 2019
Had a late appt. No staff there when I left to make my appt. or test. suggestion that they have staff there to accommodate patient traveling in to appts.
Sept. 7, 2019
Dr. Patten was very responsive to my questions and concerns and spent as much time as needed explaining a treatment plan to me and my family. I feel that she is very concerned about the outcome of my treatment, but also about me as a person.
Sept. 6, 2019
Dr.patten is very thorough and has great bedside manner. She listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease.
July 16, 2019
Excellent communication with me, allowed for all my questions, very informative.
July 6, 2019
The doctor made me feel at ease. She seemed very competent and understanding and listened to my concerns. I never felt rushed & she answered all of my questions.
July 2, 2019
Dr. Patten is very positive and respectful.
June 25, 2019
Takes time with me/explains & answers questions generally caring.
June 15, 2019
very professional and kind.
June 11, 2019
Dr. Patten is a caring, capable surgeon. I feel fortunate to have found her.
May 25, 2019
really liked dr Pattin and feltshe was empatheticto my health problems
May 21, 2019
Dr. Patten is excellent in treating my cancer!
May 15, 2019
Excellent bedside manner!
May 9, 2019
Dr. Patten _____ me feel very comfortable. She really cared about my current problem.
April 26, 2019
She listened to all that I talked about. I felt that she cared about me and what I needed. Thank you.
April 19, 2019
I thought Dr. Patten is GREAT!!! She took her time with me ...explain things very clearly!!! I was VERY THANKFUL...for her 2nd opinion..!!!Also her staff was excellent.!!!
April 17, 2019
she knew exactly the information I needed to put my mind at ease after getting a cancer diagnosis. she is brilliant and caring which is exactly what I needed.