Debra Patt, M.D., specializes in Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Patt is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. She has clinical expertise in breast cancer. She directs the public policy for Texas Oncology and serves as the Medical Director for Healthcare Informatics for McKesson Specialty Health where she leads a team of physicians and researchers in health economic and outcomes research. She also serves as a medical director in outcomes research and leads the breast cancer team of the pathways task force for The US Oncology Network. She is an active participant and principal investigator in breast cancer clinical research.
Dr. Patt completed her training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in July 2006. She completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health in Houston, Texas in May 2006 where she focused on cancer health policy. She completed the Cancer Prevention Program as well as the National Cancer Institute in August 2005. She received her medical degree in May 2000 from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in July 2003. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in May 1995 at the University of Texas in Austin where she graduated with special honors in the Plan I honors program. She also received her MBA from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas in 2014.
Dr. Patt completed the ASCO leadership development program in 2014. She received the prestigious ASCO Young Investigator’s Award in June, 2006. In July 2006 she was awarded the Fellow of the Year in Research for her excellence in Breast Cancer Research. In March 2006 she was awarded the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education. Both awards were presented to her by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Patt is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Patt is a member of ASCO's clinical practice and cancer education committees. She has served as chair for the Texas Medical Association's Cancer Committee, the board of the Breast Cancer Resource Center and the Advisory Council for the Texas Cancer Registry. In addition, she is chair of the breast cancer subcommittee for the Seton Family of Hospitals. She has held adjunct appointments at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and hte University of Texas School of Public health.
Dr. Patt is married to Hanoch Patt, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist in Austin. They have three children.