Katrina E. Birdwell, M.D., FACS PDFPrint-friendly PDF

Katrina Birdwell

Provider Type: Physician


  • Breast Surgery

Clinic Location:

General Summary:

Dr. Birdwell is board certified in general surgery.

Background / Education:

  • Research Fellowship in Colorectal and Trauma Labs
    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Residency in General Surgery
    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Medical Doctorate
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Medical Practice:

Community Service:

Memberships / Honors / Awards:

  • American College of Surgeons, Dallas County Chapter
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Best Doctors in Dallas 2017 and 2018 - General Surgery
  • Harwell Wilson Surgical Society
  • Komen Dallas County - 2018 Big Wig 

Research Interest:

Dr. Birdwell specializes in multi-disciplinary delivery of breast cancer care, oncoplastic techniques to achieve best cosmetic outcomes, and robotic assisted surgery. She has close coordination with the medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and reconstructive surgeons to provide comprehensive breast cancer care. Frequently, office visits with one or more of these specialists are coordinated to achieve patient-centered care in a timely fashion.

Surgery Locations:

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie
  • North Texas Surgery Center

Conditions Treated

Breast Surgery

  • Lumpectomy (partial mastectomy)
  • Mastectomy – simple, skin sparring and nipple sparing
  • Oncoplastic techniques to achieve optimal cosmetic outcome
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary lymph node dissection
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy or aspiration of breast lesions

General Surgery

  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Biliary disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Thyroid cancer and nodules
  • Removal of skin cancers
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Other Personal Information:

Dr. Birdwell is a native to the Dallas metroplex and resides locally near family and long time friends. She enjoys watersports, fishing, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with family.

Associated Physicians:

Dr. Brian works closely with two associated oncologists to treat breast cancer:

Lea K. Krekow, M.D.
Texas Oncology-Bedford

Lea Kathleen Krekow, M.D. specializes in medical oncology. She is board certified in medical oncology. Dr. Krekow has received numerous awards and honors including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award and during her residency...
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Janice Tomberlin, M.D.
Texas Oncology-Bedford Edwards Cancer Center

Janice Tomberlin, M.D. specializes in breast cancer. She is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology...
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