Patrick Pfau, MD

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Patrick Pfau, MD


Patrick Pfau, MD, is a UW Health gastroenterologist who treats patients with disorders of the digestive system, including the pancreas and bile duct. He specializes in advanced interventional endoscopy (surgical endoscopy), using specialized technology and equipment to manage complex disorders in digestive system organs.

Dr. Pfau is also a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

When meeting a patient for the first time, Dr. Pfau listens compassionately and carefully to understand the person’s symptoms and concerns. He addresses their questions and ensures they understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. For Dr. Pfau, the most rewarding part of his job is caring for a patient who has a difficult diagnosis and being able to see them through a successful course of treatment.

In his free time, Dr. Pfau enjoys visiting his adult children.

My hope for my patients is that I can solve their problems, improve their overall health and get them back to where they want to be.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Medical School
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Areas of expertise

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon and rectal polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Control of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Enteral Stenting
  • HALO Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Pancreas conditions
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Rectal Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy