Kathleen K. Christians, MD

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Surgical Oncology
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New Patient Appointments 414-805-6849


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 Assisted 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 - WI - Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care - (1998-1999)

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

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

Board Certifications

Surgical Critical Care

Patient Reviews

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Dr. Christians's was able to see me promptly-her office staff, scheduler and physician assistant were kind, organized and efficient. Dr. Christians assessed my referral from another specialist and outlined how she would collaborate with him to ensure the best possible result for my cancer resection. I am relieved to be under Dr. Christians's care for my upcoming surgery.
Dr Christensen and her staff were wonderful and explained everything very thoroughly.
Doctor and staff were very kind, courteous, and professional.
Staff in the blood draw area were only fair. Also the personnel calling you in to see the doctor and take blood pressure were only fair. Both of these compared to the excellent care provided by the nurse, nurse practitioner and doctor!
Great provider. Very knowledgeable.
I was impressed with the thoroughness of the tests and the explanation shared with me as we viewed the screen together. Not rushed. Answered questions.
She was very thorough
Everyone took time to explain things to me. There was a lot of information shared and they were very patient with me. I know I am in good hands!
Entire facility is beautiful. Staff is excellent. Special shout out to Dr. Christians. Top tier doctor.
Very warm and friendly as this was our first meeting. I have a very complicated medical history and she was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was very cognizant of my concerns and fears regarding further treatment and tests. I felt involved in decisions for further care. I felt that I was definitely on the "same page" as Dr. Christians for the next steps in treatment of my medical conditions.
Definitely would do business again thank you
Thankful for her thorough evaluation.
Good listener. Staff worked well together. Efficient use of time during the appointment. Empathic to try to meet my needs.
Dr. Christians was very kind and took the time the explain things to me and answer all of my questions.
Top notch
Did not have to wait for my appointment and it went very well. Thank you to everyone at Froedtert.
Very knowledgeable doctor. Took her time explaining everything. Never rushed through anything. Care was excellent!
Dr Christian's took time to discuss everything so I could understand. She was very caring and listened to me. I appreciated all the time she took with me to figure things out. I am very comfortable with her.
The care I received was excellent. Everyone was professional, courteous and caring. I was given good information on location of the building as well as the office. I was worried about the condition of my pancreas since cysts were diagnosed two years ago. My primary care provided wanted to send me to a surgeon within his "system." I requested that I come to Froedtert. I am so glad that I did. Dr. Christians reviewed my MRIs with me and discussed my condition. She put my mind at ease. I am so glad that I saw her. She Is a great physician. I am staying with her for yearly check-ups of my pancreas. Thank you all for what you do.
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
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