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Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


General Summary

Dr. Debra Patt is a practicing oncologist and breast cancer specialist in Austin, Texas, and an executive vice president of Texas Oncology with responsibilities in healthcare policy and strategic initiatives. She is an active leader in breast cancer and research in healthcare informatics driving digital healthcare tool adoption in clinical practice to improve the patient journey.

She is the managing partner for the central Texas, Gulf, and Rio Grande Valley regions in Texas Oncology since 2023.

Dr. Patt is the medical director for public policy for The US Oncology Network and has testified before the US Congress and Senate to protect access to care for cancer patients. She has chaired the council on legislation and the cancer committee for the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Patt serves as the current vice president of the Community Oncology Alliance and on the ASCO Board of Directors. She also chairs the Artificial Intelligence Task Force for ASCO and is the liaison for the clinical innovation committee.

She lectures medical students and is a professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Ph.D. in Health Economics and Health Services Research
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
  • Master of Business Administration
    The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Masters of Public Health with a focus on cancer health policy
    The University of Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health, Houston, TX
  • Cancer Prevention Program
    National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Medical Degree
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, graduated with special honors
    The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Nominating Committee
  • ASCO Young Investigator’s Award
  • Austin’s Top Doctors, Oncology & Hematology, Austin Monthly (2021)
  • Community Oncology Alliance Board of Directors
  • Completed the ASCO Leadership Development Program
  • Fellow of the Year at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Research for her excellence in breast cancer research
  • Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Shivers Foundation Board of Directors
  • Texas Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Young Physician of the Year Award in Travis County


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Dr. Patt is married to Hanoch Patt, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist in Austin. They have three children.

Dr. Patt testifying before Congress to protect cancer care for Medicare beneficiaries.