Kristin Long, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Division of Endocrine Surgery
(608) 263-1387

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-1387

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


  • 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
  • MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2019


  • Co-Chair of the Global Affairs Committee for the Association for Academic Surgery
  • Vice-Chair of the Global Surgery Committee for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

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.

Recent Publications

  • Informed Decision-Making as a Patient-Centered Initiative in Surgical Planning: In Reply to Fink and Colleagues.
    Long KL, Ingraham AM, Pitt SC
    J Am Coll Surg 2022 May 01; 234(5): 976-977
    [PubMed ID: 35426420]

  • Corrigendum to The optimal dosing scheme for levothyroxine after thyroidectomy: A comprehensive comparison and evaluation [Surgery. 2019 Jan;165(1):92-98.].
    Zaborek NA, Cheng A, Imbus JR, Long KL, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    Surgery 2022 Jul; 172(1): 477
    [PubMed ID: 35483991]

  • Physician Perspectives of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment of Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer in the US.
    Dedhia PH, Saucke MC, Long KL, Doherty GM, Pitt SC
    JAMA Netw Open 2022 Apr 01; 5(4): e228722
    [PubMed ID: 35467735]

  • Evaluating Discrimination of ACS-NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator in Thyroidectomy Patients.
    Hsiao V, Elfenbein DM, Pitt SC, Long KL, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    J Surg Res 2022 Mar; 271: 137-144
    [PubMed ID: 34896939]

  • Time Heals Most Wounds - Perceptions of Thyroidectomy Scars in Patients With Thyroid Cancer.
    Bach K, Prince S, Pitt SC, Robbins S, Connor NP, Macdonald C, Sippel RS, Long KL
    J Surg Res 2022 Feb; 270: 437-443
    [PubMed ID: 34798426]

All Publications on PubMed