Dawn M. Elfenbein, MD – Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin

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Dawn M. Elfenbein, MD, MPH, FACS

Healthcare Professional
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Dr. Dawn M. Elfenbein is an Associate Professor in Department of Surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is board-certified general surgeon trained in endocrine surgery, treating disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands that require surgery.

Dr. Elfenbein earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She completed both internship and residency in general surgery at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. She also completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Elfenbein has a particular interest in medical studies and resident education, as well as surgical decision-making and outcomes. She has presented multiple times at national meetings for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Association for Academic Surgery.


Representative Publications:

Dr. Google: The Readability and Accuracy of Patient Education Websites for Graves’ Disease Treatment

The Changing Pattern of Diagnosing Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Young Patients

Thyroidectomy for Graves’ Disease in Children: Indications and Complications

Clinical and Socioeconomic Factors Influence Treatment Decisions in Graves’ Disease

Encapsulated Follicular Variant Of Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Are These Tumors Really Benign?