Carrie Peterson, MD, MS, FASCRS

Associate Professor


  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8800 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Colorectal Surgery

Drexel Town Square Health Center


Diseases and 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse

Treatments and Services

  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula Surgery
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Ileal Pouch (J-pouch) Surgery
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment of Colorectal Disease
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinic Locations


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. 

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (2005)
Residency in General Surgery - University of California, San Diego Medical Center - San Diego, CA (2005-2012)
Fellowship in Surgical Research - University of California, San Diego Medical Center - San Diego, CA (2008-2010)
Fellowship in Colorectal Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Cornell University Medical Center - New York, NY (2012-2013)
Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY (2013-2014)