Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Adrenal Surgery
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Conservation Surgery
- Breast Diagnostics
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- Breast Ultrasound
- Colon Surgery
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- High Risk Breast Cancer
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
- Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Liver Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
- Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
- Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Pain
- Benign Breast Disease
- Breast Abscess
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Infections
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Male Breast Cancer
- Nipple Discharge
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Small Intestine Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI USA
Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 11/13/2017, Dr. Dawson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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153 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
Dr. Kristen Dawson and all who I encountered on my visits made my health issue easier to deal with.
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
This has been a difficult time in my life, but I am confident, that I chose the right Dr. and the rest of the staff has been outstanding!
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
I was not a prior patient, but the reputation and care I received was excellent! I did a lot of research to make sure of the physician I would choose and I know I succeeded.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Dawson is an incredibly gifted person - her caring attitude and listening abilities make her possibly the best surgeon I've ever dealt with. She is truly an asset to the Cleveland Clinic~!
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
Hi highly recommend Dr. Dawson. My daughter had gone to her as well. She listens to what you have to say and is easy to talk to. She takes her time and explains things well.
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
Dr. Dawson is a great and pleasant person. Her staff is great also. Best people ever.
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
recommend this provider and staff to any of my family and friends, very professional and genuine.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
I thank Dr Dawson especially for her thoughtful care and understanding. Her staff is always polite and help me understand what is happening. I would never hesitate to contact Dr Dawson with any health regards I may have. She has always been a top notch Dr and surgeon with anything I had to deal with. Thank you Dr Dawson.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018
Dr. Dawson is awesome.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
I really did like Dr. Dawson.She was very thorough.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017
She was so outstanding! Visited me 4X the day after surgery & at least 1X-2X a day until released. Even called me on Thanksgiving to check on!
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