Amanda L. Kong, MD, MS, FACS, FSSO, DABS
- Froedtert Hospital
- Breast Care Center - Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
- Mequon Health Center
- Surgical Oncology
- General Surgery
- French, English
Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
Mequon Health Center
New Patient Appointments - Benign Breast
- 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
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.
- Breast Diseases
- Breast Neoplasms
- Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
- Section Chief, Breast Surgery
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.
Invited Commentary: Current and Future Opportunities in Mitigating Breast Cancer Disparity.
(Cortina CS, Cobb AN, Kong AL.) J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Jun 01;236(6):1239-1241 PMID: 37058342 04/15/2023
Postoperative Complications from Breast and Axillary Surgery.
(Thalji SZ, Cortina CS, Guo MS, Kong AL.) Surg Clin North Am. 2023 Feb;103(1):121-139 PMID: 36410345 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140763103 11/22/2022
Annual cost-savings with the implementation of estrogen-receptor-only testing on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ specimens.
(Gellings JA, Cortina CS, Jorns JM, Johnson MK, Huang CC, Kong AL.) Am J Surg. 2023 Feb;225(2):304-308 PMID: 36283883 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140332648 10/26/2022
Using the tools we have to improve perioperative outcomes for mastectomy patients with severe persistent mental illness.
(Cortina CS, Kong AL.) Am J Surg. 2023 Jan 21 PMID: 36697355 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147348119 01/26/2023
Postoperative Complications from Breast and Axillary Surgery
(Thalji SZ, Cortina CS, Guo MS, Kong AL.) Surgical Clinics of North America. February 2023;103(1):121-139 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140763103 02/01/2023
Chest mass in a transgender man after top surgery.
(Cortina CS, Kong AL.) Lancet Oncol. 2023 Jan;24(1):e57 PMID: 36603928 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85145645333 01/06/2023
ASO Visual Abstract: Primary Breast Neuroendocrine Tumors-An Analysis of the National Cancer Database.
(Martinez EO, Jorns JM, Kong AL, Kijak J, Lee WY, Huang CC, Cortina CS.) Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Oct;29(10):6349 PMID: 35980553 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85138127328 08/19/2022
A Statewide Approach to Reducing Re-excision Rates for Women With Breast-conserving Surgery.
(Schumacher JR, Lawson EH, Kong AL, Weber JJ, May J, Landercasper J, Hanlon B, Marka N, Venkatesh M, Cartmill RS, Pavuluri Quamme S, Nikolay C, Greenberg CC.) Ann Surg. 2022 Oct 01;276(4):665-672 PMID: 35837946 PMCID: PMC9529150 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85138092439 07/16/2022
Primary Breast Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database.
(Martinez EO, Jorns JM, Kong AL, Kijak J, Lee WY, Huang CC, Cortina CS.) Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Oct;29(10):6339-6346 PMID: 35789311 PMCID: PMC9464685 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133397784 07/06/2022
ASO Author Reflections: Rare Breast Cancer Subtypes and the Role for Precision Oncology.
(Martinez EO, Jorns JM, Kong AL, Cortina CS.) Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Oct;29(10):6347-6348 PMID: 35789300 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85136009361 07/06/2022
Treatment Patterns in Women Age 80 and Over With DCIS: A Report From the National Cancer Database.
(Frebault J, Bergom C, Cortina CS, Shukla ME, Zhang Y, Huang CC, Kong AL.) Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 Aug;22(6):547-552 PMID: 35595612 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85130383287 05/21/2022
Breast Surgery Cost Savings Through Surgical Tray Instrument Reduction
(Holland H, Kong A, Buchanan E, Patten C.) Journal of Surgical Research. December 2022;280:495-500 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85137028950 12/01/2022