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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 12/31/2022, 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

191 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

This was a follow up appointment. Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Dawson

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Was over a month from when I called to see my choice of doctor , which is Dr. Dawson.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Will recommend when possible. Excellent Dr and staff.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Dawson really made me feel comfortable and at ease about my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr. Dawson is extremely welcoming, respectful, and helpful. Top notch doctor who truly cares.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Dawson is a good communicator, patient, kind, helpful, a good listener.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

LOVED Dr. Dawson

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

I was referred by Dr Sahni to Dr Dawson. It took about a week to confirm my appointment of 9/27.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr. Dawson was fantastic. I've never had to deal with the medical issue I currently have, and she really put my mind at ease. I have a very high confidence in her as my surgeon

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Every dr. was respectful and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Dawson by far was the best doctor I've ever had. She was compassionate, thorough, and knowledgeable. She came highly recommended and exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Love dr Dawson. She's the best. So caring! Listens! She cares about her patients

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Dawson is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Dawson is an exceptional physician. She listens, hears, and explains everything In detail.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Doctor Dawson was very clear on my procedure bth before and after. I will highly recommend her to my family and friends

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

All points, excellent , loved Dr. Dawson and her entire staff

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

I contacted Dr. Dawson as a second opinion as to some surgery I was to have. I was able to get an appointment in little over a week.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Dawson was reassuring and thorough in her examination of a previous surgery I had done from another doctor. I liked her immediately and she was very caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Dawson was great!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr Lauren Dawson came highly recommended from my friends. My visit with her was excellent. She explained my situation and was very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Dawson Is a kind and most wonderful doctor and person. She makes one feel cared about and comfortable. I would recommend her most wholeheartedly to anyone!

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The Dr. Was competent, and skilled I will go to see her again and would recommend her to family and friends.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Dawson was very attentive to my needs and questions. Explained everything about my condition and possible options. She listened to my concerns and responded in a sympathetic manner. I felt much better about my condition when I left and that is the most important thing a doctor can do. I will be recommending Dr. Dawson to family and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I liked the Dr. Dawson very much, she was personable and explained the procedure very well.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Only saw Dr Dawson at the hospital for the outpatient colonoscopy. She is outstanding! Makes you feel comfortable & safe & wonderful bed side manners. We cannot say enough on how much we like her. She did surgery in the past on my wife & and say the same about her.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Dawson was terrific.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Dawson was very kind. She explained the procedure very well. She made me feel at ease. She discussed potential findings and what might happen.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Dawson is a VERY caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Dawson is a very professional and concerned about your issues

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I truly feel so at ease with doctor Dawson she I truly shows so much compassion and very professional

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr Dawson is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Dawson provided excellent care before during and after my surgery

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I am so glad Dr Dawson was in call when I went to the ED! She is an amazing physician and so personable and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

She was recommended to me and I'd recommend her to others

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Dawson has an amazing bedside manner, was able to put my nerves as ease, and very informative

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