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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 10/6/2021, 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

202 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Doctor was very pleasant and explained everything about the procedure. Am very confident in her ability to perform the procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Dawson explained everything with such care and knowledge of the procedure. We left feeling very confident and comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

I have seen Dr Dawson for more than 5 years. She has seen me through my bilateral mastectomy over the last 5 years. I could not have asked for anyone more thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr.Dawson made me feel very comfortable and understanding of my issues. As a person going through mental illness, she was a pleasure and very professional and took her time with me. I've felt very rushed and not listened to at many of my new appointments. Dr. Dawson looked me in my eye and listened carefully to my concerns and issues.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr was amazing

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr. Dawson is a fantastic doctor. She really cares about her patients!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Dawson has exceptional bedside manner she's just great !!!! She's kind and very informative!!!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Dawson was terrific. She was willing to take time with me and her explanation of the recommended medical procedure was excellent. Her competence was evident and reassuring.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I was taken very good care of thank you. DR.Dawson is a very good surgeon.she explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

From start to finish of scheduling my appointment, seeing Dr. Dawson and scheduling my surgery - WOW! ! ! ! My entire experience was incredible.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Dawson listens, hears, and explains. She is kind and caring allowing you to ask any of your concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Dawson is awesome, so kind and caring!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I really like this doctor!!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Dawson is the best surgeon, kind considerate and caring

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Dawson is so friendly (calm) and professional in every way.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Dawson is great!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Dawson is simply wonderful. She is caring, compassionate, informative, & just a pleasure to have as a surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Was very caring and understanding

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

*Dr. Dawson was great!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Dawson is awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Very pleased with Dr. Dawson, caring and explained issues for my care

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Dawson is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

The doctor when over my situation and put me at ease and explained what had to be done by showing me my scan and how it would be performed with surgery. Spent a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Dawson is great. She is caring, kind and explains everything so well. I am so glad I found her.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Dawson made me feel completely comfortable in an uncomfortable situation, it was beyond appreciated. She was easy to talk to and explained everything as she went along.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I have been Dr. Dawson for over 10 years. She is one of my favorite medical professionals I've ever dealt with. Very caring and a pleasure dealing with

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Dawson is a very caring physician and shows that she truly cares about her patients

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 Dec 2, 2020

Doctor Dawson is awesome and so is her staff.

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