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Patricia A. Cronin, M.D.

  1. Endocrine Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist

Grupos especializados


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Patricia A. Cronin M.D., FRCS, is an endocrine surgeon and breast surgical oncologist in Mayo Clinic Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been on the faculty of Mayo Clinic since 2018. She completed her general surgical training before subspecializing with two specialty fellowship training programs in Endocrine Surgery and Breast Surgical Oncology.

The focus of her clinical work includes:

  1. Expertise in the surgical management of endocrine disorders and malignancies such as thyroid cancer, Graves' disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumors etc.
  2. Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer, working with medical oncology, radiation oncology, and plastic surgery to maximize breast cancer outcomes.
  3. Strong advocate for combining cancer care with strategies to maximize cosmetic results and symmetry. Experienced in oncoplastic breast surgery, breast reduction surgery, breast asymmetry surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy.
  4. Emphasis on patient education and joint decision making. She strives to give detailed explanations in an understandable way to allow patients to make an informed choice about treatment and surgery decisions.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cronin is also extensively involved in research and clinical trials. She is also an educator and mentor to physicians in training, clinical support staff and practicing physicians. She is co-director of the Mayo Clinic continuing medical education course, Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease.

  1. Adrenal cancer
  2. Aldosteronoma
  3. Angiosarcoma
  4. Atypical hyperplasia of the breast
  5. BRCA gene mutation
  6. Breast cancer
  7. Breast cysts and lumps
  8. Cushing syndrome
  9. Ductal carcinoma in situ
  10. Fibroadenoma
  11. Goiter
  12. Graves' disease
  13. Hyperthyroidism
  14. Insulinoma
  15. Male breast cancer
  16. MEN 1
  17. MEN 2B
  18. Multinodular goiter
  19. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
  20. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  21. Paraganglioma
  22. Parathyroid adenoma
  23. Parathyroid cancer
  24. Parathyroid disease
  25. Pheochromocytoma
  26. Primary aldosteronism
  27. Secondary hyperparathyroidism
  28. Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  29. Thyroid cancer
  30. Thyroid cyst
  31. Thyroid nodule
  32. Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
  1. Adrenalectomy
  2. Breast cancer surgery
  3. Breast duct excision
  4. Breast lift
  5. Breast reduction
  6. Breast surgery
  7. Laparoscopic surgery
  8. Lateral neck dissection
  9. Lumpectomy
  10. Mastectomy
  11. Minimally invasive adrenal surgery
  12. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  13. Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  14. Pancreatic enucleation
  15. Parathyroidectomy
  16. Reconstructive surgery
  17. Sentinel lymph node surgery
  18. Thyroid surgery
  19. Thyroidectomy
  • Breast cancer
  • Male breast cancer
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery and advanced breast conserving surgery techniques
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Genetic mutations with increased breast cancer risk, such as BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, Li-fraumeni syndrome
  • Thyroid cancer including papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer and medullary thyroid cancer
  • Familial endocrine disease including MEN1, MEN2a/b, VHL, NF-1, familial pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma
  • Hyperparathyroidism and minimally invasive parathryoidectomy
  • Management of benign and malignant adrenal tumors including adrenocortical carcinoma, adrenal incidentaloma, pheochromocytoma, aldosteronoma, Cushing's syndrome, and adrenal metastasis
  • Patient safety and human factors
  1. 2017
    FellowEndocrine Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2016
    Fellowship - FRCS - General Surgery; specialty interest in Breast SurgeryRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  3. 2016
    Fellowship - Breast SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  4. 2016
    Trainee - Higher Surgical TrainingRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  5. 2010
    MD - Doctor of MedicineUniversity College Cork
  6. 2009
    Diploma - Management StudiesInstitute of Commercial Management
  7. 2009
    Residency - Irish Surgical Residency Programme (Academic Stream)University College of Cork, University Hospital, Wilton
  8. 2006
    Trainee - Basic Surgical TrainingCork University Hospital
  9. 2004
    InternshipUniversity College of Cork, University Hospital, Wilton
  10. 2003
    B. Med. Sc.University of Cork
  11. 2003
    MB BCh/BAOUniversity College Cork


  1. 2016
    General SurgeryRoyal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience
  2. 2022
    2022 Marley Endowment Funds AwardMayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  3. 2021
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience
  4. 2020
    2020 Outstanding Course DirectorMayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  5. 2020
    2020 Top Performing Provider in ExperienceArizona Mayo Clinic Experience
  6. 2011
    Award Recipient to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program
  7. 2006
    Winner Research BursaryBritish Journal of Surgery

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - 2024
    MemberScientific Program Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
  2. 2021 - 2024
    MemberEducation Committee, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Surgery
  4. 2020 - present
    Associate Program DirectorGeneral Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery
  5. 2020 - present
    Co-DirectorGeneral Surgery Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberBreast Research Committee/Disease Group, Mayo Clinic
  7. 2020 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  8. 2019 - present
    Surgical LecturerEndocrine Medical School Block, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAntimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2019 - present
    MemberEndocrine Disease Working Group, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberBreast, Melanoma, Sarcoma Surgery Service Line Group, Mayo Clinic
  12. 2018 - present
    MemberEndocrine Disease Oriented Working Group, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2018 - present
    Career AdvisorCareer Advisory Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberMCCC Endo Malignancies Disease Group, Mayo Clinic
  15. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  16. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  17. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberMission Birmingham Task Force, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  18. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberEndocrine/Head and Neck Disease Site Working Group, Society of Surgical Oncology
  19. 2017 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  20. 2005 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland