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

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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4.9 (114)
Professor; Chief, Section of Breast Surgery
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My philosophy centers on the fact that every breast cancer patient is a unique individual who deserves a personalized multi-disciplinary approach for optimal treatment. I offer a patient care program that uses the most current techniques and treatments to work in the best interest of the patient and his/her comfort level. Attention to patient care is of critical interest to me during all phases of treatment to ensure a positive outcome.

My philosophy centers on the fact that every breast cancer patient is a unique individual who deserves a personalized multi-disciplinary approach for optimal treatment. I offer a patient care program…
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About

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.

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.

Overview

Diseases & Conditions

Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

Treatment & Services

Breast Surgery
Virtual Visit

Ages Seen

Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English
French

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital

Locations

Breast Care Center - Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
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Education & Training

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Providence - RI - Doctor of Medicine - (2002)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York - NY - Internship in General Surgery - (2002-2003)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York - NY - Resident in General Surgery - (2003-2007)

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Houston - TX - Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology - (2007-2008)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Masters of Science in Epidemiology - (2010)

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 114 ratings, 34 reviews
Ratings
Feb. 23, 2021
I trust her 100 percent! She is an expert in the field and takes time to explain. Very kind!
Feb. 23, 2021
Dr. Kong has been so thorough in the diagnosis and care of my breast cancer. Most grateful to her.
Feb. 23, 2021
I LOVE Dr. Kong and would recommend her to everyone in the world if I could.
Jan. 31, 2021
Dr Kong is very knowledgeable about breast cancer and treatment options. I am greatful for her knowledge and I am comfortable with my decision to have her as my surgeon and proceed forward.
Jan. 6, 2021
Dr Kong is easy to relate concerns to and answers questions fully explaining herself.
Dec. 16, 2020
Very clear information.
Dec. 3, 2020
Knowledgeable, personable, caring, considerate, compassionate, and HILARIOUS! I love Dr. Kong! I will refer friends to her if they ever need breast cancer care!
Nov. 25, 2020
dr kong communicated wonderfully during my first breast cancer patient visit with her. she was prepared, thoughtful and responded to our needs. thank you so very much.
Nov. 12, 2020
Dr. Kong is a fantastic doctor and surgeon.
Oct. 30, 2020
She was sensitive, caring, very knowledgeable and came highly recommended. I am very confident that she is my doctor to see me through this.
Oct. 28, 2020
Dr Kong treats me like a person first and not just a risk statistic.
Oct. 11, 2020
I appreciate Dr. Kong's thoroughness and detailed explanations. She is professional & pleasant and I'm grateful for her medical care.
Oct. 6, 2020
Dr. Kong was both personable and professional. she clearly explained her recommended treatment plan for my cancer and documented those recommendations in a written plan for me.
Sept. 27, 2020
Dr. Kong always is up-to-date on the science and treatments for my condition, and is proactive about coordinating care with my other providers. She is the most thorough doctor I have had in many years, and she has a delightful personal touch.
Sept. 23, 2020
wanted to know about my lifetime history appropriate to my reason for the appointment. also very encouraging to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. tried to reduce my anxiety about the recent breast biopsy because at present it is not cancer.
Sept. 20, 2020
Dr. Kong was kind, patient, reassuring and knowledgeable. I appreciated her sharing of information, guidance about next steps, and answering my questions.
Sept. 9, 2020
Dr Kong is a wonderful and patient communicator, who during her time with me and my support group (family members), made sure we all understood my options. All of my follow up appointments with her have been excellent. She is thorough with her exams. She checks my mental and physical health. She is a GREAT doctor.
Sept. 1, 2020
Dr Kong is a wonderful caring surgeon which I have found to be an oxymoron in this day and age.
July 29, 2020
Dr. Kong is not only very personable, she has a phenomenal memory about my past visits and comments. She is alert to even minor changes that need to be investigated. I can't say enough good about her.
July 29, 2020
Excellent care and advice and love her personality
July 27, 2020
keep doing good job
July 20, 2020
this was my first visit with Dr Kong and she seems to be very caring and easy to talk to.
July 17, 2020
Dr. Kong is fantastic. The staff helped me get in very quickly and arranged appointments with two other physicians. She listens, answered my many questions, is up to date with State and procedures, and gave me options. Dr. Kong gave me confidence in her skills and hope for my best outcome. I was there for a second opinion and as a physician decided that she and the other physicians she recommended be on the team are the ones I trust to care for me!
July 16, 2020
This was the first time I saw this MD; was a referral from my primary. Very professional and efficient.
July 14, 2020
Dr. Kong has always been an exceptional doctor who treats me with respect and dignity and is very knowledgeable in her field of surgical cancer. She is very warm and caring and I would recommend her to anyone who needs exceptional care.
July 10, 2020
knowledgeable, personable and caring doctor /staff
June 29, 2020
Explains things clearly. Easy to talk to truthfully. Non-judgemental. Supportive.
June 18, 2020
Very sympathetic to my health issues
June 11, 2020
Dr. Kong always goes above and beyond. She is a great listener and always gives me helpful, actionable information.
June 8, 2020
Dr Kong provides top notch care. she gives me great care and I trust her care completely.
June 4, 2020
Dr. Kong and staff are very thorough and knowledgeable about my health care. I feel comfortable about explaining any concerns I have.
June 2, 2020
Dr. Kong is an excellent physician. Not only is she excellently trained but she is sensitive and caring.Dr. Kong has excellent communication skills. I am so grateful she is my doctor!
June 1, 2020
I have been with Dr. Kong for years. I completely trust and respect her.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Kong was very kind & explained everything very thoroughly.
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