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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • Splenectomy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 43 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hernias
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sepsis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
View all 31 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
General Surgery
Madison, WI USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kristen Dawson, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/6/2020, 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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

181 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

My daughter recommended her and she was correct ver nice dr. I am very happy with her so far

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

my visit with dr Dawson and her staff was outstanding. very courteous, attentive and professional. they were terrific!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I absolutely love Dr. Dawson

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

dr Dawson was excellent!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

*Dr. Kristen Dawson was my surgeon. Very informative, caring, check on me often.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

excellent doctor & concern

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

I'm 69 & have had numerous medical issues.Dr Dawson is one of the most intelligent, compassionate, empathetic & caring physicians i have EVER met!!!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021


Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr Dawson was so easy to converse with. treated us with respect and really cared for us

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Dawson showed concern for my well being... even if it wasnt what I wanted to hear, but needed to hear. She is awesome and honest!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I think she is one of the best very happy with Dr Dawson

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr Dawson was very friendly and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I had Dr. Dawson years ago she removed a lump in my left Breast and was so great very professional that's why I came back to her with my stomach problems, she makes you feel at ease .

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I was very impressed with the Dr.s work and how the Dr. took care of my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Dawson was great. The Clinic should be thankful to have her

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

blessed immensely by doctors n staff at cleveland clinic medina. wouldn't go any other place,. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Dawson's office is always professional and accommodating! Super friendly staff.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Dawson is an incredible doctor! Cares for patients but also very obvious that she is kind to her staff and very supportive!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Love & highly recommend *Dr. Kristin Davson, *Dr. Guttman & *Dr. Bushour.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

*Dr. Dawson & her partners were amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr Dawson is the most caring concerned physician I have ever had. She does everything to make you feel comfortable and her empathy and concern really help to keep me calm. She is the best of the best...I can not think there is anyone I would trust with my care more than Dr. Dawson and am grateful she is my Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Dawson did a great job. We go way back and it was nice having a familiar face to do the surgery!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr Dawson is really incredible. Her and the team are truly world class!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Dawson is a very caring and compassionate doctor. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Dawson is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Dawson and her staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Dawson took her time with me and was amazing in every way!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I really felt that Dr Dawson gave me individual consideration and treated me as such, an individual not a number. She genuinely cares and it shows. Her warm smile and pleasant personality put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Doctor Dawson is just all-around awesome.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Needed to discuss the potential of an upcoming surgery. Dr. Dawson was very thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Dawson was fairly prompt and on time for my appt. A lot of time the drs. Are not!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

I was very pleased with Dr Dawson and would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Dawson was the perfect choice. She listened to me explain my symptoms but seemed to already have a plan before she walked into the room. She took the time to explain what was going on and why my gallbladder was the problem despite all of the tests coming back "normal". The surgery went well and besides me advancing my diet too fast I recovered very well. She was also very responsive when I had concerns and quickly ordered labs to see if anything was going on. Medina hospital is fortunate to have her as a surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Dawson was very kind and professional. She listened to my concerns and was empathetic to my medical issues.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

*Dr. Dawson is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

It was as pleasant an experience as one could expect when going to see a Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

dr Dawson is amazing! her bedside manner is great and it's almost like she is a friend caring for another friend!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I would refer Dr. Dawson to any patient, she makes you feel important, never rushed and always willing to listen

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Dawson made every effort to help me understand my options and took time for explanations and questions. She was kind, caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr Dawson was excellent - She was thorough, listened to my concerns & addresses them ( tubes in my throat etc) I felt so much better talking to her & going over the procedure

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Everyone in Dr Faltay's office is awesome!!! They are good to everyone!!!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Dawson is a wonderful surgeon

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

*Dr. Dawson was very friendly, through, and professional. She shared exactly what would happen, when it happen, and clearly described the entire procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr Dawson is amazing!!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I followed a website to get address. Had old address in Brunswick. I backtracked to new location that I had passed.Service by Dr. Dawson and staff excellent.Dr. Dawson is highly respected by doctors I use. Not only an excellent surgeon, she has superb people skills which also, in my experience, has become a rare quality.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Dawson listened, assessed, and explained her decision about the best treatment plan all with kindness and clarity (and a mask on!)

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Dawson had amazing nurses in the office that would call me right back and answer and comfort me with all my concerns of having gallbladder surgery!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Dawson was excellent. She answered all my concerns professionally and humanly. Good bedside manner.

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