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Amanda L. Kong, MD, MS, FACS, FSSO, DABS

Professor; Chief, Section of Breast Surgery

Locations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Breast Care Center - Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • Mequon Health Center

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Languages

  • French, English

Education

  • MD - Doctor of Medicine
  • MS -Master of Science
  • FACS - Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
  • FSSO-Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology
  • DABS-Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Biography

Amanda L. Kong, MD, MS is a Professor of Surgery and Section Chief of Breast Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kong received her undergraduate degree at Brown University and her MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed her general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City followed by a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008 as an Assistant Professor where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology in 2010.

Dr. Kong is a member of many prestigious societies including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Surgeons. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Breast Fellowship Training Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology and is the State Chair for Wisconsin for the Commission on Cancer. Dr. Kong is also a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Surgery.

Among her many honors, Dr. Kong has been awarded Best Doctor by M Magazine and Best Doctors in America. She has also been awarded the Medical College of Wisconsin Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award several times as well as the Excellence in Professionalism Award from the faculty practice in 2016. Her research focuses on breast cancer disparities and outcomes, breast cancer care in the elderly, as well as improving the quality of life for breast cancer patients. She has published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters in addition to being a sought mentor to students and residents.

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast

Research Interests

Dr. Kong is a breast surgical oncologist with a clinical and research focus in breast cancer and benign breast diseases. She joined the CAPS group (formerly known as PCOR) while completing her Master’s Degree in Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her clinical practice provides the foundation for her research to help improve the care of her patients. She has an interest in quality of care and health care disparities with respect to breast cancer outcomes. Her current research focuses on the relationship between hospital volume and breast cancer care, including differences in processes of care in high- and low-volume hospitals and their impact on mortality through the use of large administrative databases and tumor registries. She also has a research focus on the treatment of older breast cancer patients, specifically balancing quality of life and maximizing treatment outcomes.

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