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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/11/2019, 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

155 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

41 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I am always satisfied with the care that I receive at Dr. Dawson's from staff and everyone.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Very grateful to Dr Dawson being able to get this surgery accomplished in a very short time.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

very understanding Dr.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Very prompt and efficient. The doctor was very knowledgeable on the area of my concern and addressed my concerns very thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I have said this before and I will say it again, Dr Dawson is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr Dawson is the...BEST!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Dawson is very caring & understanding. She listens and very thorough. Felt very comfortable & felt she cares for her patients.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I dont have the words to say how much I love and appreciate Dr. Dawson. She has become part of our family now. We have been through so much together and also with my family. I will never ever leave Dr. Dawson, she is part of our family for ever!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

i can't thank Dr Dawson enough for all her support and encouragement to always be aware of your health. i always try my best to do 100% of what I am told and that keeps me healthy and get better quickly. Thank you Dr Dawson for all you do.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Dawson made me feel very comfortable. the whole process was quicker and easier than I expected.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Dawson was wonderful. very informative and also reassuring.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I was able to get in and see the dr at my scheduled appointment time

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Dawson and her staff have always been wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

if I wasn't enrolled in the V A I would allow Dr. Dawson to b my doctor. very good bed side manners. n went beyond my expectations. than you very much . n god b with u all

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Dawson and staff did an excellent job. All were very friendly and courteous and concerned about me. IT WS A pleasure seeing Dr Dawson. I' highly recommend her and have.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dealing with Dr. Dawson is a very professional and pleasant experience. Working with her and her staff before, during surgery and post op was gratifying.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Dawson did a great job explaining my diagnosis, explaining what was wrong with me and discussed treatment options. very straightforward and positive which I greatly appreciated. i'm confident in her ability to perform the surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Dawson and Dr.W. Rose gave me the best care during this unexpected surgery and follow up care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Reason I rated you fair was more due to ER visit and doctor who took over at shift change. Initial doctor, she was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Dawson is amazing! She is a wonderful doctor who makes you feel comfortable and includes you in decision making regarding your care. I always recommend her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019


Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Dawson was very kind, professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

I didn't realize she was able to do my biopsy the same day. When I expressed surprise, Dr Dawson kindly explained I could wait and what my options would be if I did. I opted to get it done with her then and she explained to me what to expect and was very clear and professional and reassuring. She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

they had to cancel my first appoint but did NOT call me,luckily I called for directions and they told me Dr Dawson was in surgery I had to reschedule so I did.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

lovedf dr dawson and feel at ease that she will take care of me for my surgery

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr Dawson was so good to me. she was absolutely amazing, one of the greatest doctors I've ever had. she showed concern, great knowledge and really cared about my concerns and what I had to say. phenomal

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

DR Dawson continues to give me excellent care listen's to my questions. I would recommend Dr. Dawson as the best kindest Doctor, I am lucky to have her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr.Dawson was very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

the doctor was very knowledgeable about my issues and explained side effects of procedure. she was very concerned that I understood the pain involved i..

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