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 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.

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* 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

161 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

48 Patient Comments

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

*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 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 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.

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