Margaret L. Schwarze, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Schwarze specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery, clinical medical ethics and health services research. Her UW Health practice comprises all aspects of peripheral vascular health and she is particularly interested in preventive vascular care. Her specific surgical interests include aortic aneurysm, carotid surgery, peripheral artery disease (PAD), endovascular therapy for vascular disease and minimally-invasive surgery.
UW Health Clinics
Regional Specialty Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Research Fellowship, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Boston, MA, 1998-2000 Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2002-2004 Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2003-2004
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1995
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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.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Arm Angioplasty
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Dialysis Access Surgery
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic 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
- Sclerotherapy for Veins
- Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
- Visceral Angioplasty
Programs & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Arteriorvenous Fistula
- Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
- Carotid Disease
- Carotid Stenosis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Foot Ulcers
- Limb Salvage
- Mesenteric Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Renal Artery Disease
- Subclavian Artery Disease
- Subclavian Vein Occlusion
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Vein Clinic
- Venous Stasis Disease
Dr. Schwarze’s research interests include clinical medical ethics and decision-making for surgical patients.
Kruser JM Nabozny MJ Steffens NM Brasel KJ Campbell TC Gaines ME Schwarze ML .
"Best Case/Worst Case": Qualitative Evaluation of a Novel Communication Tool for Difficult in-the-Moment Surgical Decisions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Aug 17;
[PubMed ID: 26280462]
Paul Olson TJ Schwarze ML .
Failure-to-pursue Rescue: Truly a Failure? Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):e43-4
[PubMed ID: 24374530]
Nabozny MJ Steffens NM Schwarze ML .
When Do Not Resuscitate Is a Nonchoice Choice: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun 15;
[PubMed ID: 26075795]
Kruser JM Pecanac KE Brasel KJ Cooper Z Steffens NM McKneally MF Schwarze ML .
"And I think that we can fix it": mental models used in high-risk surgical decision making. Ann Surg. 2015 Apr;261(4):678-84
[PubMed ID: 25749396]
Neuman MD Allen S Schwarze ML Uy J .
Using time-limited trials to improve surgical care for frail older adults. Ann Surg. 2015 Apr;261(4):639-41
[PubMed ID: 25211275]
Schwarze ML Barnato AE Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Neuman HB Winslow ER Kennedy GD Hu YY Dodgion CM Kwok AC Greenberg CC .
Development of a list of high-risk operations for patients 65 years and older. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr;150(4):325-31
[PubMed ID: 25692282]
Nabozny MJ Kruser JM Steffens NM Brasel KJ Campbell TC Gaines ME Schwarze ML .
Constructing High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: It Is Better to Die Trying. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan 5;
[PubMed ID: 25563878]
Schwarze ML Nabozny MJ .
How people die in 2014. Ann Surg. 2014 Dec;260(6):958-9
[PubMed ID: 25185477]
Schwarze ML Brasel KJ Mosenthal AC .
Beyond 30-day mortality: aligning surgical quality with outcomes that patients value. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jul;149(7):631-2
[PubMed ID: 24897945]
Paul Olson TJ Pinkerton C Brasel KJ Schwarze ML .
Palliative surgery for malignant bowel obstruction from carcinomatosis: a systematic review. JAMA Surg. 2014 Apr;149(4):383-92
[PubMed ID: 24477929]
Pecanac KE Kehler JM Brasel KJ Cooper Z Steffens NM McKneally MF Schwarze ML .
It's big surgery: preoperative expressions of risk, responsibility, and commitment to treatment after high-risk operations. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar;259(3):458-63
[PubMed ID: 24253139]
Coorough NE Schneider DF Rosen MW Sippel RS Chen H Schwarze ML Mazeh H .
A survey of preferences regarding surgical approach to thyroid surgery. World J Surg. 2014 Mar;38(3):696-703
[PubMed ID: 24366272]
Taub AL Keune JD Kodner IJ Schwarze ML .
Respecting autonomy in the setting of acute traumatic quadriplegia. Surgery. 2014 Feb;155(2):355-60
[PubMed ID: 24579092]
Schwarze ML Kehler JM Campbell TC .
Navigating high risk procedures with more than just a street map. J Palliat Med. 2013 Oct;16(10):1169-71
[PubMed ID: 24003993]
Schwarze ML Redmann AJ Alexander GC Brasel KJ .
Surgeons expect patients to buy-in to postoperative life support preoperatively: results of a national survey. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan;41(1):1-8
[PubMed ID: 23222269]
Paul Olson TJ Brasel KJ Redmann AJ Alexander GC Schwarze ML .
Surgeon-reported conflict with intensivists about postoperative goals of care. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jan;148(1):29-35
[PubMed ID: 23324837]
Dale W Hemmerich J Moliski E Schwarze ML Tung A .
Effect of specialty and recent experience on perioperative decision-making for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Oct;60(10):1889-94
[PubMed ID: 23016733]
Schwarze ML Redmann AJ Brasel KJ Alexander GC .
The role of surgeon error in withdrawal of postoperative life support. Ann Surg. 2012 Jul;256(1):10-5
[PubMed ID: 22584696]
Hemmerich JA Elstein AS Schwarze ML Moliski EG Dale W .
Risk as feelings in the effect of patient outcomes on physicians' future treatment decisions: a randomized trial and manipulation validation. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jul;75(2):367-76
[PubMed ID: 22571890]
Redmann AJ Brasel KJ Alexander CG Schwarze ML .
Use of advance directives for high-risk operations: a national survey of surgeons. Ann Surg. 2012 Mar;255(3):418-23
[PubMed ID: 22167006]