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The Department of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Carrie Peterson

On behalf of Kirk Ludwig, MD and the Division of Colorectal Surgery, we are pleased to welcome Carrie Y. Peterson, MD back to the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Department of Surgery faculty.

Dr. Peterson is a native of Wisconsin.  She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and then earned her medical degree from MCW in 2005.  While a medical student, she won an MCW Standing Ovation award in 2002, she was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 2004, and in 2005 she received the MCW Surgical Student Recognition Award.  She completed her general surgery training at the University of California, San Diego in 2012 where she held many residency leadership positions.  Her surgery residency included two years of research under the direction of Dr. Raul Coimbra, leading to a number of publications and national presentations.  She then completed a Colorectal Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has just recently completed her Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York.

Carrie’s clinical practice at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital campus will concentrate on colon, rectal and anal disease with a special emphasis on minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer.  She has training and expertise in robotic techniques and will make this a focus of her practice.  Academically, Carrie will work to attain her Masters of Science Degree at MCW and join our faculty already engaged in health services and outcomes research as well as clinical trial design.

Following her travels to both the East and West Coasts, we are thrilled to welcome Carrie “home” to Wisconsin and to the Department of Surgery faculty.  Carrie can be reached at

Douglas B. Evans, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery

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