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Kristin Long, MD

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Clinical Sciences Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-7375

Kristin Long, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrine Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, 2009
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2013
  • Internship, University of Kentucky Department of General Surgery, Lexington, Kentucky, 2009-2010
  • Residency, University of Kentucky Department of General Surgery, Lexington, Kentucky, 2010-2015
  • Research Fellowship, University of Kentucky Department of General Surgery, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012-2013
  • Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2015-2016

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Long is certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed her subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She specializes in treating both benign and malignant disease of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. She employs multiple operative techniques, including total thyroidectomy, central and lateral neck dissections, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy, and intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing. She is a member of several specialty societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Dr. Long is particularly interested in the surgical treatment and management of thyroid carcinoma and hereditary endocrine disorders such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndromes. She is also interested in global surgery, particularly in developing countries, and improving access to specialized care for patients with unique endocrine disorders.

Dr. Long provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • All in the family? Analyzing the impact of family history in addition to genotype on medullary thyroid carcinoma aggressiveness in MEN2A patients.
    Long KL, Etzel C, Rich T, Hyde S, Perrier ND, Graham PH, Lee JE, Hu MI, Cote GJ, Gagel R, Grubbs EG
    Fam. Cancer 2017 Apr; 16(2):283-289.
    [PubMed ID: 27864651]
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  • Effect of adjunctive dexmedetomidine on postoperative intravenous opioid administration in patients undergoing thyroidectomy in an ambulatory setting.
    Long K, Ruiz J, Kee S, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Cerny J, French K, Hernandez M, Perrier N, Rebello E
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Dec; 35():361-364.
    [PubMed ID: 27871557]
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  • Traumatic Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Superior Mesenteric Vein Injury After Blunt Trauma in a Pediatric Patient.
    Long KL, Skinner SC, Ward AN, Strong WR, McGrath PC, Maynard EC
    Am Surg 2015 Sep; 81(9):e328-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26350647]
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  • When Operating on Dead People Saves Lives: Benefits of Surgical Organ Donor Intensivists.
    Long K, Talley C, Yarrison RB, Bernard A
    Case Rep Surg 2015; 2015():608673.
    [PubMed ID: 26078909, PMC ID: 4442278]
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  • Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients' subjective voice complaints matter?
    Lee CY, Long KL, Eldridge RJ, Davenport DL, Sloan DA
    Surgery 2014 Dec; 156(6):1477-82; discussion 1482-3.
    [PubMed ID: 25456935]
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  • Implementation of a low-cost laparoscopic skills curriculum in a third-world setting.
    Long KL, Spears C, Kenady DE, Roth JS
    J Surg Educ 2014 Nov-Dec; 71(6):860-4.
    [PubMed ID: 24931413]
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  • Concerning trends in Appalachian patients with thyroid carcinoma.
    Long KL, Huang B, Guo J, Lee C, Sloan D, McKenzie S
    Am Surg 2014 Jun; 80(6):620-3.
    [PubMed ID: 24887803]
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  • A prospective, controlled evaluation of the abdominal reapproximation anchor abdominal wall closure system in combination with VAC therapy compared with VAC alone in the management of an open abdomen.
    Long KL, Hamilton DA, Davenport DL, Bernard AC, Kearney PA, Chang PK
    Am Surg 2014 Jun; 80(6):567-71.
    [PubMed ID: 24887794]
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  • Branchial cleft cyst encircling the hypoglossal nerve.
    Long KL, Spears C, Kenady DE
    J Surg Case Rep 2013 Sep 11; 2013(9):.
    [PubMed ID: 24963902, PMC ID: 3813768]
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  • Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma‚Ć.
    Long KL, Lee CY, Ramaiah C, Sloan DA
    J Surg Case Rep 2013 Aug 29; 2013(8):.
    [PubMed ID: 24964470, PMC ID: 3813769]
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  • Chondromyxoid fibroma of the second rib.
    Long KL, Absher KJ, Draus JM
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1442-4.
    [PubMed ID: 23845646]
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