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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 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
Statz AK Stroud AM Jolles SA Greenberg JA Lidor AO Shada AL Wang X Funk LM . Psychosocial Factors Are Associated with Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Aug;27(8):755-760
[PubMed ID: 28557566]
Walder R LeBlanc MA Van Patten WJ Edwards DT Greenberg JA Adhikari A Okoniewski SR Sullan RMA Rabuka D Sousa MC Perkins TT . Rapid Characterization of a Mechanically Labile ╬▒-Helical Protein Enabled by Efficient Site-Specific Bioconjugation. J Am Chem Soc. 2017 Jul 26;139(29):9867-9875
[PubMed ID: 28677396]
Gunter RL Shada AL Funk LM Wang X Greenberg JA Lidor AO . Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes Following Nissen Versus Toupet Fundoplication in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Jul 24;
[PubMed ID: 28737451]
Khoraki J Moraes MG Neto APF Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM . Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Am J Surg. 2017 Jul 3;
[PubMed ID: 28693840]
Glarner CE Law KE Zelenski AB McDonald RJ Greenberg JA Foley EF Wiegmann DA Greenberg CC . Resident training in a teaching hospital: How do attendings teach in the real operative environment? Am J Surg. 2017 Jul;214(1):141-146
[PubMed ID: 28476201]
Gunter RL Greenberg JA . Increasing Resident Autonomy Without Compromising Patient Safety. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jul 1;152(7):685
[PubMed ID: 28423148]
Greenberg JA Jolles S Sullivan S Quamme SP Funk LM Lidor AO Greenberg C Pugh CM . A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons. Surg Endosc. 2017 Jun 22;
[PubMed ID: 28643054]
Telem DA Gould J Pesta C Powers K Majid S Greenberg JA Teixeira A Brounts L Lin H DeMaria E Rosenthal R . American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: care pathway for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 May;13(5):742-749
[PubMed ID: 28416400]
Papageorge CM Funk LM Poulose BK Phillips S Rosen MJ Greenberg JA . Primary fascial closure during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair does not reduce 30-day wound complications. Surg Endosc. 2017 Apr 4;
[PubMed ID: 28378079]
Greenberg JA Sammakia T . The Conversion of tert-Butyl Esters to Acid Chlorides Using Thionyl Chloride. J Org Chem. 2017 Mar 17;82(6):3245-3251
[PubMed ID: 28195740]
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. 2017 Mar;31(3):1407-1413
[PubMed ID: 27450209]
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. 2017 Jan;265(1):80-89
[PubMed ID: 28009730]
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]
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):305-311
[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]
Mitchell TO Holihan JL Askenasy EP Greenberg JA Keith JN Martindale RG Roth JS Liang MK . Do risk calculators accurately predict surgical site┬áoccurrences? 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]