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Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Greenberg is director of the Comprehensive Hernia Center and fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery and is board certified in general surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery and American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery as part of our Medical and Surgical Weight Management team. In addition, he uses minimally invasive techniques to treat inguinal and ventral hernias and disorders of the gallbladder.


Bariatric Surgery

Surgery (General)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification General Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcerster, MA

Residency Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Internship Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2003


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

2015 Physician Excellence Award

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Greenberg’s principal research interest focuses on simulation as well as surgical education and training.

PubMed Articles
Kodadek LM Kapadia MR Changoor NR Dunn KB Are C Greenberg JA Minter RM Pawlik TM Haider AH . Educating the surgeon-scientist: A qualitative study evaluating challenges and barriers toward becoming an academically successful surgeon. Surgery. 2016 Dec;160(6):1456-1465
[PubMed ID: 27524431]
Nathwani JN Glarner CE Law KE McDonald RJ Zelenski AB Greenberg JA Foley EF . Integrating Postoperative Feedback Into Workflow: Perceived Practices and Barriers. J Surg Educ. 2016 Nov 25;
[PubMed ID: 27894938]
Holihan JL Li LT Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Liang MK . Analysis of model development strategies: predicting ventral hernia recurrence. J Surg Res. 2016 Nov;206(1):159-167
[PubMed ID: 27916356]
Fischer LE Snyder M Sullivan SA Foley EF Greenberg JA . Evaluating the effectiveness of a mock oral educational program. J Surg Res. 2016 Oct;205(2):305-11
[PubMed ID: 27664877]
Shah N Greenberg JA Leverson G Funk LM . Predictors of high cost after bariatric surgery: A single institution review. Surgery. 2016 Oct;160(4):877-84
[PubMed ID: 27521041]
Wennergren JE Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Holihan J Keith J Liang MK Martindale RG Trott S Plymale M Roth JS . Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with primary fascial closure versus bridged repair: a risk-adjusted comparative study. Surg Endosc. 2016 Aug;30(8):3231-8
[PubMed ID: 26578434]
Zaman JA Shah N Leverson GE Greenberg JA Funk LM . The effects of optimal perioperative glucose control on morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jul 22;
[PubMed ID: 27450209]
Mitchell TO Holihan JL Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Liang MK . Do risk calculators accurately predict surgical site¬†occurrences? J Surg Res. 2016 Jun 1;203(1):56-63
[PubMed ID: 27338535]
Shah N Greenberg JA Leverson G Statz AK Jolles SA Funk LM . Weight loss after bariatric surgery: a propensity score analysis. J Surg Res. 2016 May 15;202(2):449-54
[PubMed ID: 27041600]
Holihan JL Bondre I Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Liang MK . Sublay versus underlay in open ventral hernia repair. J Surg Res. 2016 May 1;202(1):26-32
[PubMed ID: 27083944]
Liang MK Holihan JL Itani K Alawadi ZM Gonzalez JR Askenasy EP Ballecer C Chong HS Goldblatt MI Greenberg JA Harvin JA Keith JN Martindale RG Orenstein S Richmond B Roth JS Szotek P Towfigh S Tsuda S Vaziri K Berger DH . Ventral Hernia Management: Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review. Ann Surg. 2016 Mar 15;
[PubMed ID: 26982687]
Khoraki J Funk LM Greenberg JA Leverson G Campos GM . The Effect of Route of Anvil Insertion on Stricture Rates with Circular Stapled Gastrojejunostomy During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2016 Mar;26(3):517-24
[PubMed ID: 26140856]
Bondre IL Holihan JL Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Liang MK . Suture, synthetic, or biologic in contaminated ventral hernia repair. J Surg Res. 2016 Feb;200(2):488-94
[PubMed ID: 26424112]
Holihan JL Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Mo J Ko TC Kao LS Liang MK . Component Separation vs. Bridged Repair for Large Ventral Hernias: A Multi-Institutional Risk-Adjusted Comparison, Systematic Review, and Meta-Analysis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Feb;17(1):17-26
[PubMed ID: 26375422]
Chen EY Fox BT Suzo A Greenberg JA Campos GM Garren MJ Funk LM . One-year Surgical Outcomes and Costs for Medicaid Versus Non-Medicaid Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Single-Center Study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016 Feb;26(1):38-43
[PubMed ID: 26836627]
Schmocker RK Greenberg JA . An Unusual Trocar Site Hernia after Prostatectomy. Case Rep Surg. 2016;2016:3257824
[PubMed ID: 27648335]
Shabino PJ Khoraki J Elegbede AF Schmocker RK Nabozny MJ Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM . Reduction of surgical site infections after laparoscopic gastric bypass with circular stapled gastrojejunostomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jan;12(1):4-9
[PubMed ID: 26048519]
Khoraki J Katz MG Funk LM Greenberg JA Fernandez LA Campos GM . Feasibility and outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after solid organ transplantation. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jan;12(1):75-83
[PubMed ID: 26048513]
D'Angelo AL Law KE Cohen ER Greenberg JA Kwan C Greenberg C Wiegmann DA Pugh CM . The use of error analysis to assess resident performance. Surgery. 2015 Nov;158(5):1408-14
[PubMed ID: 26003910]
Fox B Chen E Suzo A Jolles S Greenberg JA Campos GM Voils CI Funk LM . Dietary and psych predictors of weight loss after gastric bypass. J Surg Res. 2015 Aug;197(2):283-90
[PubMed ID: 25940162]