Patricia Wehner, MD, is an attending breast surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC). Her clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Dr. Wehner became interested in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her interest led to research on the treatment of DCIS using the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, for which she received a Scientific Impact Research award by the American Society of Breast Surgery.
Dr. Wehner’s educational research interests focus on improving continuity of care by general surgery residents. She is currently leading a project to improve resident satisfaction with the resident-surgical patient relationship and to advance continuity of care through a postoperative phone call.
Dr. Wehner is a guest editor of Annals of Surgical Oncology. She is a resident member of the American College of Surgeons and an associate member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She has presented her work at national meetings. Dr. Wehner is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and she has a certificate of completion in Breast Oncology from the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Her medical degree is from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a residency in General Surgery at MWHC, where she served as chief administrative resident. She then completed a fellowship in Surgical Breast Oncology at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Wehner’s research interests include
- Breast cancer
- Oncology surgery
- Ductal carcinoma in situ
- Intraoperative radiation
- Oncoplastic surgery
- Benign breast disease
- Medical education
Improving continuity of care and the resident-ambulatory surgical patient relationship
Dr. Wehner is leading a project to improve the resident-ambulatory surgical patient relationship. In this project, intended to increase continuity of care and strengthen the resident-patient relationship, the residents are phoning patients 48 hours after the surgery.
- Research Areas
- Medical Education
- Other Surgical