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CURRICULUM VITAE

Amanda L. Kong MD, MS
Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1994 - 05/1998 A.B., Brown University, Providence, RI
09/1998 - 05/2002 M.D., Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence
09/2008 - 05/2010 M.S., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2002 - 06/2007 Resident in General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
07/2007 - 07/2008 Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
10/03/2010 Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
07/07/2012 - 07/10/2012 Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.
04/30/2017 - 05/03/2017 Surgeons as Leaders from Operating Room to Boardroom, American College of Surgeons, Durham, NC
12/02/2017 - 12/05/2017 Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, Scottsdale, AZ
08/26/2018 - 08/29/2018 Leadership Agility Program, Society of University Surgeons, Chicago, IL

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2008 - 06/2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2014 - Present Associate Professor, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
11/01/2018 - Present Member, Center for Advancing Population Science(CAPS) department, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2020 - Present Professor, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
11/08/2010 - 04/01/2016 Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons, Froedtert Memorial Luthern Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2013 - Present Chair of Cancer Committee, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
06/2015 - 07/2015 Task Force for Genetics in Adult Practice, MCW, Milwaukee, WI
05/01/2017 - Present Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/2020 - Present Surgical leader of the Inflammatory Breast Program in conjunction with MD Anderson IBC Connect Program, Surgery, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
09/2008 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

AWARDS AND HONORS:
05/2021 - Present Top Surgeons, Milwaukee Magazine
05/2021 - Present State Chair Outstanding Performance Award. , Commission on Cancer

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
01/2021 - 12/2021 Current Breast Cancer Reports, section editor for the section on Local-Regional Therapy

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
01/2020 - Present member, Complex General Surgical Oncology Review Course Planning Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
01/2020 - Present member, Breast Fellows Institute Planning Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
09/2020 - Present member, Breast Fellowship Program Quality Task Force, Society of Surgical Oncology

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
An iPad App for At-Home Evaluation & Mitigation of Chemobrain Symptoms
Source:
Advancing Healthier Wisconsin Pilot Award
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Adam Greenberg
Dates:
09/2020 - 09/2021
Direct Funds:
$25,000
 
Title:
Understanding and Addressing Cancer Therapy Induced Systemic Inflammation and Associated Endothelial Dysfunction
Source:
American Heart Association – Scientifically focused Research Network
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Stolley M and Gutterman D
Dates:
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2025
Direct Funds:
$2,900,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Amanda Kong, MD, MS, Course Director, MCW Department of Surgery Survivorship Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 11/22/2019
A Kong, Course Director and Lecturer, MCW Surgical Oncology Symposium, Milwaukee, WI *virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic, 10/23/2020
Curwick L, Sanden K, Chaudhary L, Susan T, Jacquart A, Kong AL., The Significance and Impact of a Hereditary Cancer Management Program for High Risk Cancer Patients (oral presentation), Wisconsin Surgical Society Meeting, Kohler, WI *virtual secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic, 11/06/2020
Kong, AL, Moderator for Oral Presentations, Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI *virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic, 11/06/2020
 
Regional
Amanda Kong, Breast Cancer Basics for Primary Care Physicians, CME lecture for our SAH Medical Staff, Fond Du Lac, WI, 10/10/2019
Amanda Kong, The Importance of Multidisciplinary Care in Breast Cancer, St. Vincent Hospital Regional Grand Rounds, Green Bay, WI, 11/15/2019
 
National
Cortina CS, Bergom C, Fields B, Craft MA, Yen TWF, Currey A, Kong AL., Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema After Modern Axillary Treatments: How Accurate Are Our Estimates?, Central Surgical Association and Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 07/25/2021 - 07/27/2021
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Mehdi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS., Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast., Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI *virtual secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic, 11/2020 - Present
 
National
Cortina CS, Bergom C, Kijack J, Huang CCS, Zhang Y, Kong AL., An NCDB Analysis on Insurance and Race in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients and Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction (oral presentation), Society of Black Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI *cancelled or virtual event due to COVID 19 pandemic, 04/23/2020 - 04/26/2020
Medhi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS., Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast (oral presentation), 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, *virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic, 02/02/2021 - 02/04/2021
Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Currey A, Kong AL., A Survey of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Membership on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients (oral presentation), American Society of Breast Surgeons 22nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL *virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic, 04/29/2021 - 05/02/2021
 
International
Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Currey A, Kong AL, A Survey of Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Postmastectomy Breast Cancer Patients (poster presentation), 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX *virtual secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic, 12/08/2020 - 12/11/2020
Chaudary L,Jorns JM, Cheng YC, Kamaraju S, Gonyo M, Kong A, Patten C, Yen T, Cortina C, Carson E, Bergom C, Banarjee, A, Wang Y, Chitambar C, Rui H., Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Helps Identify HER2 Up-regulation in Patients with Hormone Receptor-Positive HER2-Negative Breast Cancer (Spotlight Poster Discussion), San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX *virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic, 12/08/2020 - 12/11/2020
Currey A, Jorns J, Desai N, Kelly T, Bovi J, Kong AL, Wadhwa A, Paulson E, Bergom C, Minimal increases in tumor infiltrating lymphocytes despite excellent tumor responses after pre-operative accelerated partial breast irradiation in early stage ER+ breast cancer patients (submitted), San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 12/07/2021 - 12/10/2021
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2020 - Present Member, Advisory Panel for the Cardio-Oncology Program, Cardiology, Medicine, MCW
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
PhD Committees
Christopher Reynolds, MCW, Using behavioral and neuroimaging longitudinal data to evaluate chemotherapy-related cognitive decline in cancer patients
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2020 - Present Surgery Update Leading the Way. Department of Surgery publication. Winter 2020 Vol 13 No.1. "The History of Breast Implants and Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)" Kong A, Doren E.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Ludwig K, Kong AL. Targeted Axillary Dissection for Patients Who Convert to Clinically Node Negative After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Node-Positive Breast Cancer Current Breast Cancer Reports. 2020. • DOI: 10.1007/s12609-020-00375-y
2. Cortina CS, Ward EP, Kong AL. The consideration for outpatient mastectomy during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Am J Surg. 2021 08;222(2):290-291. PMCID: PMC7837365
3. Mehdi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS. Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. J Surg Res. 2021 08;264:138-148. PMCID: PMC8222152
4. Cortina CS, Bergom CR, Kijack J, Thorgerson AA, Huang CS, Kong AL. Postmastectomy breast reconstruction in women aged 70 and older: An analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Surgery. 2021 07;170(1):30-38. PMCID: PMC8217182
5. Cortina CS, Kong AL. Comment on "Women Could Avoid Axillary Lymph Node Dissection by Choosing Breast-Conserving Therapy Instead of Mastectomy". Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Apr 08.
6. Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Currey A, Kong AL. A Nationwide Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021. In press.
7. Cortina CS. Kong AL. ASO Author Reflections: A Nationwide Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021. In press.
8. Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Brazauskas R, Currey A, Kong AL. A National Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Oct;28(10):5568-5579.
9. Frebault J, Bergom C, Cortina CS, Shukla ME, Zhang Y, Huang CC, Kong AL. Invasive Breast Cancer Treatment Patterns in Women Age 80 and Over: A Report from the National Cancer Database. Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Jul 16.
10. Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Brazauskas R, Currey A, Kong AL. ASO Visual Abstract: A National Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Aug 09.
11. Cortina CS, Kong AL. ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Multidisciplinary Management of the Axilla in Mastectomy Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Aug 07.
 
Abstracts
1. Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Currey A, Kong AL. A Survey of Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Postmastectomy Breast Cancer Patients. 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX. December 2020.
2. Chaudary L,Jorns JM, Cheng YC, Kamaraju S, Gonyo M, Kong A, Patten C, Yen T, Cortina C, Carson E, Bergom C, Banarjee, A, Wang Y, Chitambar C, Rui H. Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Helps Identify HER2 Up-regulation in Patients with Hormone Receptor-Positive HER2-Negative Breast Cancer. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, TX. December 2020
3. Medhi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS. Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. 2020 MCW Department of Surgery Fall Research Symposium. Milwaukee, WI September 2020.
4. Cortina CS, Bergom CR, Kijack J, Zhang Y, Huang CC, Kong AL. Breast Reconstruction in the Elderly: An Analysis of the NCDB. American Society of Breast Surgeons 21st Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. May 2020 *Virtual secondary to COVID-19 pandemic
5. Flanagan C, Kong AL, Cortina CS. A Systematic Review of Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Breast. 37th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference. Miami, FL. March 2020