Dr. Patrice Frederick is a board certified and fellowship trained minimally invasive surgeon who is a fellow of the American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Frederick was born and raised in Chicago. She joined the UCF College of Medicine in 2022 and will be teaching within the M2 curriculum, advising medical students, and involved in DEI initiatives throughout the year. Her specialties include advanced laparoscopic, robotic general surgery, as well as complex hernia repair, anti-reflux procedures, gastrointestinal surgery and breast surgery. Dr. Frederick has experience implementing new techniques and exploring advanced technology.

Dr. Frederick received her Bachelor of Science from Oral Roberts University, and then her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  She then pursued general surgery residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals.  Committed to continued professional development, Dr. Frederick completed her fellowship training with pioneers in advanced laparoscopy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute.

Dr. Frederick has extensive experience in advising and coaching medical students and creating pipeline programs to enhance diversity within medical education.  She was appointed as a Physician House Advisor selected to longitudinally advise medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She also served as an advisor for the Urban Health Program, which was developed to support recruitment, retention, and advancement of minority students within the College of Medicine.  In addition, she worked directly with surgical residents as an Associate Program Director for the University of Illinois General Surgery Residency.

Dr. Frederick has won alumni leadership awards for her service in the Urban Health Program. In addition, she was selected by surgical residents to receive the 2020 Olga Jonasson Teaching Attending of the Year award.

Recent Publications:

Peer Reviewed:

  • Menchca M, Fajemisin M, Wang H and Frederick, P. Diagnosis of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia On CT Is Often Pseudo-recurrence At A Single Institution. e-Poster presentation at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2021.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol 233, Issue 5, Supplement 2.
  • Haloul M, Smita J, Naquialla D, Mirza M, Qureshi M, Hassan C, Masrur M, Bianco F, Frederick P, Giulianotti P, Gangemi A, Ali M, Phillips S, Mahmoud A. Hyperhomocysteinemia and Low Folate and Vita-min B12 Are Associated with Vascular Dysfunction and Impaired Nitic Oxide Sensitivity in Morbidly Obese Patients. Nutrients. 2020; 12 (7).
  • Bustos R, Masrur M, and Frederick P. Are optical trocars free of complications. Clinical Case Reports. 2019; 7: 851 -851.
  • Auyang E, Carter P, Rauth T, Fanelli RD, SAGES Guideline Committee. SAGES Clinical Spotlight Re-view: Endoluminal Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Surgical Endoscopy. Aug 2013. 27(8):2658-72.
  • Carter P, LeBlanc K et al. Does Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Mesh Really Shrink After Lapa-roscopic Ventral Hernia Repair? Hernia. Jun 2012. 12(3):321-5.
  • Carter P, LeBlanc K et al. Association between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases: official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Sep-Oct 2011. 7(5):569-72.
  • Carter P and Maker V. Changing Paradigms of Seat Belt and Airbag Injuries: What we have learned in the past three decades – a collective review. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Feb 2010. 210(2): 240-52.

Book Chapters:

  • Carter P and LeBlanc K. Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernioplasty. Kingsnorth, Andrew N and Karl A. LeBlanc. Management of Abdominal Hernias. London. Springer. 2013. Print.Journals

Education & Specialties

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baton Rouge, LA


  • General Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery

Research Interests:

  • Disparities in Medical Education
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Disparities

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