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Amanda L. Kong MD, MS

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Cardiovascular Center
Member of the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Leadership Positions

  • Section Chief, Breast Surgery
  • Publications (47)

  • 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    
  • 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 2022 Oct 19 PMID: 36283883 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140332648 10/26/2022    
  • 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       2 Citations
  • 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 cancer-related lymphedema rates after modern axillary treatments: How accurate are our estimates? (Cortina CS, Yen TWF, Bergom C, Fields B, Craft MA, Currey A, Kong AL) Surgery 2022 Mar;171(3):682-686 PMID: 34736790 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85118558521 11/06/2021       2 Citations
  • Invasive Breast Cancer Treatment Patterns in Women Age 80 and Over: 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 Jan;22(1):49-59 PMID: 34391660 PMCID: PMC9003119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112506268 08/16/2021       3 Citations
  • ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Multidisciplinary Management of the Axilla in Mastectomy Patients. (Cortina CS, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2022 Jun;29(6):3853-3854 PMID: 34365564 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112071889 08/09/2021       1 Citation
  • A National Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. (Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Brazauskas R, Currey A, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Oct;28(10):5568-5579 PMID: 34247336 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85110472323 07/12/2021       6 Citations
  • Postmastectomy breast reconstruction in women aged 70 and older: An analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB). (Cortina CS, Bergom CR, Kijack J, Thorgerson AA, Huang CS, Kong AL) Surgery 2021 Jul;170(1):30-38 PMID: 33888316 PMCID: PMC8217182 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104672137 04/24/2021       2 Citations
  • Comment on "Women Could Avoid Axillary Lymph Node Dissection by Choosing Breast-Conserving Therapy Instead of Mastectomy". (Cortina CS, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Dec;28(Suppl 3):772-773 PMID: 33834325 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104081823 04/10/2021       3 Citations
  • Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. (Mehdi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS) J Surg Res 2021 Aug;264:138-148 PMID: 33823490 PMCID: PMC8222152 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103976713 04/07/2021       1 Citation
  • The consideration for outpatient mastectomy during the COVID-19 global pandemic. (Cortina CS, Ward EP, Kong AL) Am J Surg 2021 Aug;222(2):290-291 PMID: 33419520 PMCID: PMC7837365 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098793330 01/10/2021       3 Citations
  • Targeted Axillary Dissection for Patients Who Convert to Clinically Node Negative After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Node-Positive Breast Cancer (Ludwig K, Kong AL) Current Breast Cancer Reports December 2020;12(4):391-397 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089372375 12/01/2020    
  • Detrimental effects of chemotherapy on human coronary microvascular function. (Hader SN, Zinkevich N, Norwood Toro LE, Kriegel AJ, Kong A, Freed JK, Gutterman DD, Beyer AM) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2019 Oct 01;317(4):H705-H710 PMID: 31397169 PMCID: PMC6843017 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072508643 08/10/2019       14 Citations
  • Improving Communication in Breast Cancer Treatment Consultation: Use of a Computer Test of Health Numeracy. (Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PS, Jacobs EA, Walker CM, Smallwood AJ, Gil D, Faghri A, Kong AL, Yen TW, McDunn S, Marcus E, Neuner JM) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2019 Oct;28(10):1407-1417 PMID: 31237471 PMCID: PMC6797073 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85073582949 06/27/2019       2 Citations
  • Surgery in the Older Patient with Breast Cancer. (Frebault J, Bergom C, Kong AL) Curr Oncol Rep 2019 Jun 25;21(8):69 PMID: 31240413 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068001117 06/27/2019       2 Citations
  • Discussion of preoperative mammography in women undergoing reduction mammaplasty. (Klement KA, Hijjawi JB, Neuner J, Kelley K, Kong AL) Breast J 2019 May;25(3):439-443 PMID: 30924231 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063633305 03/30/2019       3 Citations
  • Breast Cancer in Women Aged 80 Years or Older: An Analysis of Treatment Patterns and Disease Outcomes. (Ferrigni E, Bergom C, Yin Z, Szabo A, Kong AL) Clin Breast Cancer 2019 Jun;19(3):157-164 PMID: 30819504 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061903904 03/02/2019       19 Citations
  • Management of the axilla after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: Sentinel node biopsy and radiotherapy considerations. (Currey A, Patten CR, Bergom C, Wilson JF, Kong AL) Breast J 2018 Nov;24(6):902-910 PMID: 30255534 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053805749 09/27/2018       6 Citations
  • The association of socioeconomic status with receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. (Neuner JM, Kong A, Blaes A, Riley D, Chrischilles E, Smallwood A, Lizarraga I, Schroeder M) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2019 Jan;173(1):179-188 PMID: 30232683 PMCID: PMC6687292 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053679946 09/21/2018       7 Citations
  • The relationship between patient and tumor characteristics, patterns of breast cancer care, and 5-year survival among elderly women with incident breast cancer. (Kong AL, Nattinger AB, McGinley E, Pezzin LE) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Sep;171(2):477-488 PMID: 29869776 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048054073 06/06/2018       6 Citations
  • Chemotherapeutic-Induced Cardiovascular Dysfunction: Physiological Effects, Early Detection-The Role of Telomerase to Counteract Mitochondrial Defects and Oxidative Stress. (Quryshi N, Norwood Toro LE, Ait-Aissa K, Kong A, Beyer AM) Int J Mol Sci 2018 Mar 10;19(3) PMID: 29534446 PMCID: PMC5877658 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85044136313 03/15/2018       9 Citations
  • Nogo-B receptor increases the resistance of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer to paclitaxel. (Jin Y, Hu W, Liu T, Rana U, Aguilera-Barrantes I, Kong A, Kumar SN, Wang B, Gao P, Wang X, Duan Y, Shi A, Song D, Yang M, Li S, Han B, Zhao G, Fan Z, Miao QR) Cancer Lett 2018 Apr 10;419:233-244 PMID: 29373839 PMCID: PMC5821135 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041383365 01/27/2018       11 Citations
  • Fractures in a nationwide population-based cohort of users of breast cancer hormonal therapy. (Neuner JM, Shi Y, Kong AL, Kamaraju S, Smith EC, Smallwood AJ, Laud PW, Charlson JA) J Cancer Surviv 2018 Apr;12(2):268-275 PMID: 29243101 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85038093950 12/16/2017       7 Citations
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Who Should Receive Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy? (Chaudhary LN, Wilkinson KH, Kong A) Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2018 Jan;27(1):141-153 PMID: 29132557 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85034238097 11/15/2017       60 Citations
  • Risk reduction and survival benefit of prophylactic surgery in BRCA mutation carriers, a systematic review. (Ludwig KK, Neuner J, Butler A, Geurts JL, Kong AL) Am J Surg 2016 Oct;212(4):660-669 PMID: 27649974 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84991709374 09/22/2016       117 Citations
  • Identifying patterns of breast cancer care provided at high-volume hospitals: a classification and regression tree analysis. (Kong AL, Pezzin LE, Nattinger AB) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2015 Oct;153(3):689-98 PMID: 26409836 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84942847264 09/28/2015       12 Citations
  • The Ethics of Breast Surgery. (Throckmorton A, VanderWalde L, Brackett C, Dominici L, Eisenhauer T, Johnson N, Kong A, Ludwig K, O'Neill J, Pugliese M, Teller P, Sarantou T) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Oct;22(10):3191-6 PMID: 26219240 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84940452277 07/30/2015       1 Citation
  • Benign Arterial Calcification on Screening Mammogram: A Marker for Coronary Artery Disease? (Karm D, Marks DS, Wein M, Kong AL) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2015 Oct;24(10):795-800 PMID: 26061129 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84945588100 06/11/2015       9 Citations
  • A one-to-one mentoring support service for breast cancer survivors. (Amin AL, Neuner J, Duthie EA, Finn VR, Kong AL) WMJ 2014 Oct;113(5):185-9 PMID: 25739161 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84927169915 03/06/2015       6 Citations
  • Racial differences in the surgical management of papillary lesions diagnosed by core needle biopsy. (Kong AL, Saving A, Rathke S, Basir Z, Yen TW) Breast J 2015;21(2):203-4 PMID: 25639705 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84924235903 02/03/2015    
  • The effect of margin status and molecular subtype on women with invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conservation therapy. (Currey AD, Tuyishimire B, Lin J, Kong AL) J Clin Oncol 2014 Sep 10;32(26_suppl):83 PMID: 28141130 09/10/2014    
  • The significance of margin status in patients with DCIS undergoing breast-conserving surgery. (Currey AD, Forrester J, Tuyishimire B, Lin J, Kong AL) J Clin Oncol 2014 Sep 10;32(26_suppl):98 PMID: 28141113 09/10/2014    
  • Expression of NgBR is highly associated with estrogen receptor alpha and survivin in breast cancer. (Wang B, Zhao B, North P, Kong A, Huang J, Miao QR) PLoS One 2013;8(11):e78083 PMID: 24223763 PMCID: PMC3817177 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892393422 11/14/2013       37 Citations
  • Benign breast disease. (Amin AL, Purdy AC, Mattingly JD, Kong AL, Termuhlen PM) Surg Clin North Am 2013 Apr;93(2):299-308 PMID: 23464687 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84875281912 03/08/2013       55 Citations
  • Impact of internal mammary lymph node drainage identified by preoperative lymphoscintigraphy on outcomes in patients with stage I to III breast cancer. (Kong AL, Tereffe W, Hunt KK, Yi M, Kang T, Weatherspoon K, Mittendorf EA, Bedrosian I, Hwang RF, Babiera GV, Buchholz TA, Meric-Bernstam F) Cancer 2012 Dec 15;118(24):6287-96 PMID: 22648744 PMCID: PMC3913471 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84870656742 06/01/2012       33 Citations
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy: An overview (Kong AL, Hwang RF) Breast Surgical Techniques and Interdisciplinary Management 2011:471-480 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84887863396 12/01/2011    
  • Socioeconomic and racial differences in treatment for breast cancer at a low-volume hospital. (Kong AL, Yen TW, Pezzin LE, Miao H, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Oct;18(11):3220-7 PMID: 21861226 PMCID: PMC3201787 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-83055194541 08/24/2011       20 Citations
  • Metastatic neuroendocrine tumor found on screening mammogram. (Amin AL, Kong AL) WMJ 2011 Jun;110(3):140-3; quiz 145 PMID: 21749000 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79959588701 07/14/2011       12 Citations
  • Sentinel lymph node dissection is technically feasible in older breast cancer patients. (Valero V 3rd, Kong AL, Hunt KK, Yi M, Hwang RF, Meric-Bernstam F, Bedrosian I, Ross MI, Babiera GV, Litton JK, Mittendorf EA) Clin Breast Cancer 2010 Dec 01;10(6):477-82 PMID: 21147692 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79952277699 12/15/2010       4 Citations
  • The impact of IMC nodal drainage on primary breast cancer outcome. (Kong AL, Hunt KK, Yi M, Weatherspoon K, Bedrosian I, Tereffe W, Hwang R, Ross MI, Buchholz TA, Meric-Bernstam F) J Clin Oncol 2008 May 20;26(15_suppl):534 PMID: 27948395 05/20/2008    
  • Desmoplastic amelanotic melanoma in an irradiated burn scar. (Chun JK, Singer E, Kong A, Phelps R, Weltz C) Dermatol Surg 2006 Jan;32(1):161-4 PMID: 16393619 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33645810641 01/06/2006       3 Citations
  • Lumpectomy margins, reexcision, and local recurrence of breast cancer. (Tartter PI, Kaplan J, Bleiweiss I, Gajdos C, Kong A, Ahmed S, Zapetti D) Am J Surg 2000 Feb;179(2):81-5 PMID: 10773138 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0034072949 04/25/2000       164 Citations
  • The significance of risk factors for infection in patients undergoing lumpectomy and axillary dissection (Kong A, Tartter PI, Zappetti D) Breast Journal 1997;3(2):81-84 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030911874 05/06/1997       2 Citations
  • Last update: 11/18/2022