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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)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

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 2014

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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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
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 . 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]
Greenberg JA Shibata D Herndon JE 2nd Steele GD Jr Mayer R Bleday R . Local excision of distal rectal cancer: an update of cancer and leukemia group B 8984. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Aug;51(8):1185-91; discussion 1191-4
[PubMed ID: 18536973]
Mery CM Greenberg JA Patel A Jaik NP . Teaching and assessing the ACGME competencies in surgical residency. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2008 Jul;93(7):39-47
[PubMed ID: 19469344]
Greenberg JA Irani JL Greenberg CC Blanco MA Lipsitz S Ashley SW Breen EM Hafler JP . The ACGME competencies in the operating room. Surgery. 2007 Aug;142(2):180-4
[PubMed ID: 17689683]
Greenberg JA Singhal S Kaiser LR . Giant bullous lung disease: evaluation, selection, techniques, and outcomes. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2003 Nov;13(4):631-49
[PubMed ID: 14682599]