Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Dawn M. Elfenbein, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Surgery (General)

About

Dr. Elfenbein is a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery. She is a high-volume endocrine surgeon who treats diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. She has a particular interest in treatment decision making in benign inflammatory thyroid conditions such as Graves’ disease, but is an expert in all aspects of endocrine surgery including thyroid cancer. 



She uses several state of the art techniques to treat surgical endocrine disorders (radioguided parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, minimally invasive thyroidectomy, four-gland parathyroid exploration, and treatment of recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism).

University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • East Madison HospitalEndocrine Surgery Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
    • Closed now
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  • 1 S. Park ClinicEndocrine Surgery Clinic
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
    • Closed now
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  • East Madison HospitalAdrenal Disease Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fellowships

Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Residencies
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal (Endocrine) Surgery