Carrie Peterson, MD, MS, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
Associate Professor
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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital 414-805-0505
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Colorectal Surgery 414-955-5783
Drexel Town Square Health Center 414-346-8000
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Accepting New Patients
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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital 414-805-0505
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Colorectal Surgery 414-955-5783
Drexel Town Square Health Center 414-346-8000


My clinical interests include the diagnosis, treatment, and management of colorectal diseases of all kind, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and anorectal problems. I have special training and interests in the treatment of colorectal malignancies, including advanced colon and rectal cancers, sphincter-preserving surgery, recurrent cancers and peritoneal metastases, as well as carcinoid tumors, heritable colorectal cancer syndromes, and anal cancer. My research interests include evaluating the patient-centered outcomes after surgery for rectal cancers, including the functional outcomes and the impact of minimally invasive and robotic techniques. 


Diseases & Conditions

Anal Cancer
Anal Fissure
Appendiceal Cancer
Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Small Intestines, Colon, Rectum and Anus
Colon Cancer
Diverticular Disease
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Fecal Incontinence
Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse

Treatment & Services

Anorectal Abscess and Fistula Surgery
Complex Pelvic Surgery
Ileal Pouch (J-pouch) Surgery
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Colorectal Disease
Pre-Sacral or Retro-Rectal Tumors Surgery
Rectal and Anal Ultrasound
Recto-Vaginal Fistula Repair
Restorative Proctocolectomy
Small Intestinal Tumor Surgery
Sphincter-sparing Techniques for Rectal Cancer
Surgical Treatment for Constipation
Trans-Anal Excision of Rectal Polyps
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center - Drexel Town Square Health Center Center For Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (2005)

University of California, San Diego Medical Center - Residency in General Surgery - (2005-2012)

University of California, San Diego Medical Center - Fellowship in Surgical Research - (2008-2010)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Cornell University Medical Center - New York - NY - Fellowship in Colorectal Oncology - (2012-2013)

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - NY - Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery - (2013-2014)

Board Certifications

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Patient Reviews

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Very pleased with the care and recommendations that were provided.
Care provided was excellent, very courteous and felt very comfortable during difficult experience
The care and concerns by provider and staff was great you people are the very best
I am very well cared for at Froedtert. The team in the Faith Clinic does an extremely good job of communicating with me AND collaborating with other doctors who see me!! Cancer is tough to go through, but I know Dr. Peterson and the Faith "team" are going to provide me with the best care! Thank you.
So professional and competent!
Great experience
I feel they are trying their best to get me in as soon as possible for test I need. I appreciate it.
Dr. Peterson listened carefully to my concerns and was very thorough answering them. Not only is she an excellent physician but she is also kind and caring.
Providers demonstrated knowledge, active listening, excellent communication, and great bedside manner. I felt respected and heard.
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