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.
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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
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1995
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.
Paul Olson TJ Pinkerton C Brasel KJ Schwarze ML .
Palliative surgery for malignant bowel obstruction from carcinomatosis: a systematic review. JAMA Surg. 2014 Apr 1;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]
Olson TJ Schwarze ML .
Failure-to-Pursue Rescue: Truly a Failure? Ann Surg. 2013 Dec 26;
[PubMed ID: 24374530]
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]
Minter RM Angelos P Coimbra R Dale P de Vera ME Hardacre J Hawkins W Kirkwood K Matthews JB McLoughlin J Peralta E Schmidt M Zhou W Schwarze ML .
Ethical management of conflict of interest: proposed standards for academic surgical societies. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Nov;213(5):677-82
[PubMed ID: 21880513]
O'Connor ES Schwarze ML Kodner IJ Keune JD .
Surrogate decision making: a woman in fulminant liver failure after an acetaminophen overdose. Surgery. 2011 Nov;150(5):1006-10
[PubMed ID: 22132422]
Suwanabol PA Tefera G Schwarze ML .
Syndromes associated with the deep veins: phlegmasia cerulea dolens, May-Thurner syndrome, and nutcracker syndrome. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;22(4):223-30
[PubMed ID: 21411461]
Bradley CT Brasel KJ Schwarze ML .
Physician attitudes regarding advance directives for high-risk surgical patients: a qualitative analysis. Surgery. 2010 Aug;148(2):209-16
[PubMed ID: 20580048]
Schwarze ML Bradley CT Brasel KJ .
Surgical "buy-in": the contractual relationship between surgeons and patients that influences decisions regarding life-supporting therapy. Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar;38(3):843-8
[PubMed ID: 20048678]
Schwarze ML .
Conflict of interest with industry and the challenges for surgical education. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Dec;209(6):766-8
[PubMed ID: 19959047]
Schwarze ML Shen Y Hemmerich J Dale W .
Age-related trends in utilization and outcome of open and endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm in the United States, 2001-2006. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Oct;50(4):722-729.e2
[PubMed ID: 19560313]
Rowland KJ Kodner IJ Cashen M Schwarze ML .
Surgical futility: "Aggressive" surgery on the severely demented. Surgery. 2009 Apr;145(4):351-354
[PubMed ID: 19317034]