Dr. Kevin Bethke is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at
the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
He received his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in
Minnesota followed by a year at England's Oxford University studying Biomedical Ethics and then Medical School at the University of Minnesota. His General Surgery training was at the University of Wisconsin and Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia.
Specialty and Interests
Dr. Bethke's practice is limited to breast surgery with a focus on breast cancer. Although providing excellent patient care is his first priority, he also enjoys his role as a teacher and mentor for which he's received numerous teaching awards. He is an enthusiastic supporter of research performed at the Lynn Sage Breast Center and actively enrolls patients into appropriate research studies
Contributions to the Medical Field
Dr. Bethke has published on a variety of breast disease topics and is a member of many medical societies including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been active in many cancer organizations including the American Cancer Society where he has served as President of the Downtown Chicago Board.
Approach to Care
Dr. Bethke believes in empowering patients by providing them with organized, pertinent information through consultation discussions, email access and this website which provides clinic forms, step-by-step guides, worksheets, web links and videos. His hope is that patients will feel comfortable asking any and all questions. As a surgeon, Dr. Bethke strives to not only perform the best cancer operation possible but also to assure the best cosmetic result.