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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 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)

UW Health Clinics

Comprehensive Hernia Center
UW Health at The American Center
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General Surgery Clinic
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
General Surgery Clinic
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 440-6300 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 265-7090 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

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


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
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]
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]
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 Jan;17(1):17-26
[PubMed ID: 26375422]
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]
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. 2015 Nov 17;
[PubMed ID: 26578434]
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]
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. 2015 Jul 4;
[PubMed ID: 26140856]
Smith CT Katz MG Foley D Welch B Leverson GE Funk LM Greenberg JA . Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia formation following abdominal organ transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2015 Feb;29(2):398-404
[PubMed ID: 25125093]
Schmocker RK Greenblatt DY Greenberg JA . An unusual case of obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Am Surg. 2015 Jan;81(1):E8-9
[PubMed ID: 25569041]
Ogasawara Y Yackley BJ Greenberg JA Rogelj S Melançon CE 3rd . Correction: Expanding our Understanding of Sequence-Function Relationships of Type II Polyketide Biosynthetic Gene Clusters: Bioinformatics-Guided Identification of Frankiamicin A from Frankia sp. EAN1pec. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0129408
[PubMed ID: 26030439]
Ogasawara Y Yackley BJ Greenberg JA Rogelj S Melançon CE 3rd . Expanding our understanding of sequence-function relationships of type II polyketide biosynthetic gene clusters: bioinformatics-guided identification of Frankiamicin A from Frankia sp. EAN1pec. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0121505
[PubMed ID: 25837682]
Smith BK Greenberg JA Mitchell EL . The evolving integrated vascular surgery residency curriculum. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Oct;28(7):1761-8
[PubMed ID: 24667285]
Glarner CE McDonald RJ Smith AB Leverson GE Peyre S Pugh CM Greenberg CC Greenberg JA Foley EF . Utilizing a novel tool for the comprehensive assessment of resident operative performance. J Surg Educ. 2013 Nov-Dec;70(6):813-20
[PubMed ID: 24209661]
Greenberg JA Lujan DA DiMenna MA Wearing HJ Hofkin BV . Identification of blood meal sources in Aedes vexans and Culex quinquefasciatus in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. J Insect Sci. 2013;13:75
[PubMed ID: 24224615]
Greenberg JA DiMenna MA Hanelt B Hofkin BV . Analysis of post-blood meal flight distances in mosquitoes utilizing zoo animal blood meals. J Vector Ecol. 2012 Jun;37(1):83-9
[PubMed ID: 22548540]
Irani JL Greenberg JA Blanco MA Greenberg CC Ashley S Lipsitz SR Hafler JP Breen E . Educational value of the operating room experience during a core surgical clerkship. Am J Surg. 2010 Jul;200(1):167-72
[PubMed ID: 20637349]
Greenberg JA Robinson MK . Surgery: how safe is bariatric surgery? Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2009 Dec;5(12):645-6
[PubMed ID: 19924147]
Greenberg JA Ashley SW . Invited commentary. J Surg Educ. 2009 May-Jun;66(3):132
[PubMed ID: 19712910]