Brooke Patten, PhD
Brooke Patten, PhD, is vice president, Surgical Services, for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. In this position, she has responsibility for administrative systemwide oversight of the MHVI Cardiac Surgical Services and Vascular Surgery Services, and works closely with the surgical service chairs to expand and grow the cardiac and vascular surgical services throughout MedStar Health.
Brooke received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 2000, and earned her PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from Harvard University in 2005. She worked in hospital and pharmaceutical consulting prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2012, first as the business manager and then business director for Perioperative Services. In 2014, she transitioned to the position of assistant vice president for Vascular Surgery, where she managed the vascular surgery service line for MHVI across the MedStar system. During this time, the vascular program grew from 6 employed surgeons to 22 employed surgeons, with established programs at every MedStar acute care hospital and multiple ambulatory locations.