Dr. Patricia Lillis is a radiation oncologist, a
physician who specializes in radiation for
the treatment of cancer. She spent 32 years
of her career with the United States Army
as an oncology clinician, physician training
program member and clinical researcher.
She spent one year as a hospital commander
in Iraq. After completing her military career,
she took about a year in temporary practice
locations to find the ideal place to practice.
She gained a fond appreciation for the
residents of Wisconsin through one of her
temporary assignments with Marshfield
Clinic in Rhinelander.
“Marshfield and Stevens Point is just right,”
she said. “The quality of care provided, the electronic health record and the quality of
the physicians I’ve met is exceptionally high.”
Dr. Lillis’ father was also in the Army
so she spent much of her youth in
Europe. She decided at age 10 that she wanted to be a physician. “I went into Oncology because those patients are
such wonderful individuals.”
She earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. She completed training in radiation oncology at the University of California in San Francisco and is triple Board certified.
She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking and local winter sports.