Kathleen K. Christians, MD

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Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Kathleen Christians specializes in surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic), with special emphasis on treatment of malignant and benign diseases of the liver, pancreas, biliary tree and gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Christians is Service Chief of Surgical Oncology GI Service, Co-director of the HPB Fellowship Program and her research interests focus on personalized cancer care and outcomes research in cancer.


Treatment & Services

Advanced Laparoscopy
Robotic Surgery
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Benign Liver Tumors
Benign Pancreatic Disease
Bile Duct Cancer
Biliary Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Disease
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital General Surgery - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

University of Hong Kong - - Hepato-pancreato-biliary Fellowship - (2002-2003)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care - (1998-1999)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1993-1998)

University of Iowa - Iowa City - Doctor of Medicine - (1993)

Board Certifications

Surgical Critical Care

Patient Reviews

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Dr. Christian and her nurse are outstanding. They don't talk "down' to the patient. Very informative, and they make certain all questions and concerns are understood. It was an excellent learning experience relating to my issue.
Extremely impressed by everyone and every aspect of our entire Froedtert experience. So glad we decided to come there.
I'm holistic and pro active with my decision making . Not a Medical protocol fan.. that often puts me at odds with physicians, but ultimately it's my decision. And as long as there is mutual respect, I am fine. I come to Froedtert hospital for everything because I trust the hospital, the staff, and the care. I highly recommend this facility to everyone I know. Thank you for a job well done even if this time does not turn out favorable for me, it simply means I was served my time on earth and it's simply time to just go home. I truly appreciate all of the dedicated efforts to save my life and tear me from this horrible pancreatic cancer , thank you
Dr Christians was fantastic about explaining my diagnosis and surgery in a clear, concise, competent manner which was extremely calming for me. I left with no unanswered questions.
They made me feel very comfortable.
Very impressed thatbI was able to talk to a dietitian about then side effects of my injections, and how knowledgeable she was of this type of treatment. She was able to specifically help me.
Always a very good experience
I had a very pleasant experience everything was very prompt in a gained a lot of knowledge about my condition
I came to see Dr. Christians after several let downs at another hospital. Dr. Christians is very straight and to the point, which I liked. She is also the only surgeon I found who could robotically perform my surgery in the area, which tells me her skills are too notch. Her team was a "well oiled machine", I felt informed and organized.
Took her time to explain and allowed me to give her feed back
Dr Kathleen Christians is a wonderful caring physician. I have appreciated her from when my pancreas cancer was first confirmed. When visiting her for follow-up she went above and beyond expectation's even getting me care for a finger injured by a lawn mower accident and another time recommending getting a spot on my lung checked that she spotted in my CT scan. At one visit I was feeling light-headed and her nurse arranged for me to see my Electrophysiologist that day. I always enjoyed returning to see her and her staff even after moving to Michigan. I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to Dr Christians for her wonderful care.
Very professional I am glad that I came to see her and got answers for my medical issues
Dr Christian is great. The nurse and staffing are superb. They are a very good team that I would highly recommend to my friends.
Due to the nature of my chronic illness, I appreciate the expertise of my doctor and nurse practitioner.
Very informative and explanation precisely clear.
I think the service I received from Dr. Christians and herTeam was even better than I expected from Froedtert!
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