Debra Patt, M.D., M.P.H.
Debra Patt, M.D., M.P.H., specializes in Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Patt is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. She has special interests in breast cancer, cancer prevention, outcomes research and tobacco policy. Dr. Patt serves as a Medical Director of the Pathways Task Force for The US Oncology Network and a Medical Director for Healthcare Informatics for The US Oncology Network. Dr. Patt serves as chair for the Texas Medical Associations Cancer Committee and sits on 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 the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Background / Education:
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 Tobacco Policy. She completed the Cancer Prevention Program as well as the Molecular Cancer Prevention Program at 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.
Memberships / Honors / Awards:
Dr. Patt 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.
Other Personal Information:
Dr. Patt is married to Hanoch Patt, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist in Austin. They have three children.