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Support a Worthy Cause: Sacred Trek — Georgian Caucasus

Because prevention is even better than treatment, the mission of the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) is simple and unique: identify the environmental causes of breast cancer and work to eliminate them. By supporting Kevin's upcoming Sacred Trek, you are supporting a tremendously valuable cause. Last year Kevin's group raised over $115,000 for the BCF. Help make 2014 even better!

Pledge your support on Kevin's personal fundraising page.

View photos from Dr. Bethke's previous Sacred Treks.


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 followed by Medical School at the University of Minnesota. His General Surgery training was at the University of Wisconsin and his Surgical Oncology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia.

Specialties 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 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 thorough 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.

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Lynn Sage Breast Center

250 East Superior Street
Prentice 4-420
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Weekday Hours
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(312) 472-4720

(312) 472-4781


  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Professional Affiliations

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Recently diagnosed with breast cancer and
need a more immediate appointment?

  • E-mail Dr. Bethke directly at kbethke@nmh.org. Special arrangements may be made to provide a more timely consultation.

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