Texas Women's Comprehensive Breast Center

Darlene M. Miltenburg, MD, FACS

Darlene Margaret Miltenburg


Dr. Miltenburg was born in Canada and after completing a general surgery residency she came to Texas for additional training. She completed a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 1997 and was then invited to stay on at Baylor as Assistant Professor of Surgery. While practicing General Surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, she found herself drawn to patients with breast problems, especially breast cancer. In 2002, Dr. Miltenburg moved to Temple, Texas to become Chief of Breast Surgery at Scott & White Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Medical School. Her practice grew quickly and she treated thousands of patients with breast cancer and other disorders of the breast. Her surgical volume was approximately 700 cases per year. Dr. Miltenburg prides herself on a low complication rate, excellent cosmetic results, and with operations for cancer, a very low incidence of local recurrence.

Dr. Miltenburg was chief of the breast cancer team at Scott & White for almost 10 years and was instrumental in obtaining the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. She has helped train many medical students and general surgery residents, several of whom pursued additional training in Breast Surgery Fellowships. She has published and lectured extensively.

Dr. Miltenburg is the mother of 2 children and in 2011 she returned to Houston for family reasons. It was then that she was recruited to be Medical Director of the Texas Women's Comprehensive Breast Center.

As a woman, and as the sister of a breast cancer victim, Dr. Miltenburg is committed to delivering personal, compassionate, experienced surgical care to women with breast cancer and other diseases of the breast.

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College McMaster University, Canada. B.Sc. (Summa cum Laude) 1984
Medical School McMaster University, Canada M.D. 1989
Internship University of Toronto, Canada 1990
General Surgery Residency University of Manitoba, Canada 1996
Surgery Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine 1997

Board Certifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


  • State of Texas

Memberships / Societies

  • Houston Surgical Society
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

Hospital Appointments

  • The Woman's Hospital of Texas