Girma Tefera, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Tefera is Board Certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and has added certification in vascular surgery.
Dr. Tefera specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, but has particular interest in minimally invasive vascular interventions including stent grafts for aortic aneurysm treatment as well as percutaneous treatments of carotid arteries and vascular diseases of lower extremity.
UW Health Clinics
|English, German, Italian, Amharic|
|Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.|
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2000
Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
Friedrich Stadt Hospital, Dresden, Germany
University of Pisa, Italy
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Arm Angioplasty
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Dialysis Access Surgery
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
- Laser Therapy for Veins
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
- Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
- Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Peripheral Bypass Surgery
- Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
- Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
- Vascular Lesion Injections
- Visceral Angioplasty
Programs & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Arteriorvenous Fistula
- Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
- Carotid Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Limb Salvage
- Mesenteric Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Renal Artery Disease
- Subclavian Artery Disease
- Subclavian Vein Occlusion
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
- Vein Clinic
Dr. Tefera is principal investigator in multiple multi-center clinical trials that pretest the efficacy of new devices and techniques in the treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aneurysm. He is also principal investigator in the clinical trials to evaluate carotid artery stenting.
Tefera GB Zhou Y Juneja V Narayana PA .
Evaluation of fiber tracking from subsampled q-space data in diffusion spectrum imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Jul;31(6):820-6
[PubMed ID: 23602724]
Bobadilla JL Wynn M Tefera G Acher CW .
Low incidence of paraplegia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair with proactive spinal cord protective protocols. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun;57(6):1537-42
[PubMed ID: 23490292]
Tesfaye B Sisay Tessema T Tefera G .
Diversity of bacterial species in the nasal cavity of sheep in the highlands of Ethiopia and first report of Histophilus somni in the country. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2013 Jun;45(5):1243-9
[PubMed ID: 23328945]
Bobadilla JL Suwanabol PA Reeder SB Pozniak MA Bley TA Tefera G .
Clinical Implications of Non-Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography for Follow-Up After Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 May 24;
[PubMed ID: 23711975]
Okell CN Pinchbeck GP Stringer AP Tefera G Christley RM .
A community-based participatory study investigating the epidemiology and effects of rabies to livestock owners in rural Ethiopia. Prev Vet Med. 2013 Jan 1;108(1):1-9
[PubMed ID: 22884728]
Spear R Maurel B Sobocinski J Perini P Guillou M Midulla M Azzaoui R Tefera G Haulon S .
Technical note and results in the management of anatomical variants of renal vascularisation during endovascular aneurysm repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;43(4):398-403
[PubMed ID: 22306175]
Shepard PM Phillips JM Tefera G Hartig GK .
Tracheoinnominate fistula: successful management with endovascular stenting. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Jul;90(7):310-2
[PubMed ID: 21792799]
Stringer AP Bell CE Christley RM Gebreab F Tefera G Reed K Trawford A Pinchbeck GL .
A cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of different knowledge-transfer interventions for rural working equid users in Ethiopia. Prev Vet Med. 2011 Jun 15;100(2):90-9
[PubMed ID: 21420748]
Suwanabol PA Tefera G Schwarze ML .
Syndromes associated with the deep veins: phlegmasia cerulea dolens, May-Thurner syndrome, and nutcracker syndrome. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;22(4):223-30
[PubMed ID: 21411461]
Mell MW O'Neil AS Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD .
Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery. 2010 Nov;148(5):955-62
[PubMed ID: 20378142]
Tefera G .
Traumatic thoracic aortic injury and ruptures. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Oct;52(4 Suppl):41S-4S
[PubMed ID: 20800420]
Bobadilla JL Hoch JR Leverson GE Tefera G .
The effect of warfarin therapy on endoleak development after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug;52(2):267-71
[PubMed ID: 20591602]
Bley TA Chase PJ Reeder SB François CJ Shinki K Tefera G Ranallo FN Grist TM Pozniak M .
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: nonenhanced volumetric CT for follow-up. Radiology. 2009 Oct;253(1):253-62
[PubMed ID: 19703867]
Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch J Tefera G Turnipseed W Mell MW .
Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury. J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8
[PubMed ID: 19667876]
Mell MW Wynn MM Reeder SB Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW .
A new intercostal artery management strategy for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Surg Res. 2009 Jun 1;154(1):99-104
[PubMed ID: 19101698]
Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW .
Complications of spinal fluid drainage in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a report of 486 patients treated from 1987 to 2008. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan;49(1):29-34; discussion 34-5
[PubMed ID: 18951749]
Adulla M Chan MR Hermsen JL Tefera G Yevzlin AS .
Stent migration and folding in the subclavian vein during subclavian hemodialysis catheter placement. Semin Dial. 2009 Jan-Feb;22(1):81-3
[PubMed ID: 19175535]
Mell MW Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD .
Outcomes after endarterectomy for chronic mesenteric ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;48(5):1132-8
[PubMed ID: 18771889]
Acher CW Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR .
A quantitative assessment of the impact of intercostal artery reimplantation on paralysis risk in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Surg. 2008 Oct;248(4):529-40
[PubMed ID: 18936565]
Yamane BH Tefera G Hoch JR Turnipseed WD Acher CW .
Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair? Surgery. 2008 Oct;144(4):575-80; discussion 580-2
[PubMed ID: 18847641]
Tefera G Acher CW Hoch JR Mell M Turnipseed WD .
Effectiveness of intensive medical therapy in type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun;45(6):1114-8; discussion 1118-9
[PubMed ID: 17543672]