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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Liepert specializes in acute care and emergency general surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care. Her research interests include patient safety, health quality and outcomes research and improvement in clinical processes.


Surgery (General)

Acute Care Surgery

Chest Wall Stabilization

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)

Colon Resection

Excision of Lipoma

Femoral Hernia

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Muscle Biopsy

Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

Skin Biopsy

Subcutaneous Tumor Removal

Surgical Critical Care

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Trauma and Life Support Center (TLC)

Trauma Surgery

Umbilical Hernia

Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair

Wound Care


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University Hospital
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University Hospital
(608) 440-6363 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Internship University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Liepert’s research interests include patient safety, health quality and outcomes research, as well as improving clinical processes by evaluating current practice patterns and system standards.

PubMed Articles
Liepert AE Velic AJ Rademacher B Blumenfeld AA Bingman E O'Rourke AP Sullivan S Proficiency development for graduating medical students, using skills-level-appropriate mastery learning versus traditional learning for chest tube placement: Assessing anxiety, confidence, and performance. Surgery . 2019 Jun;165(6):1075-1081
[PubMed ID: 30851948]
Talley CL Campbell BT Jenkins DH Barnes SL Sidwell RA Timmerman G Gross RI Coburn M Bailey JA Eastman A Ficke J Kuncir E Letton RW Eastridge BJ Liepert AE Wilson A Robinette D Davis JW Shalgian C Michaels H Weissler MC Kuhls DA Bulger EM Stewart RM Recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Firearm Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup: Chicago Consensus I. J Am Coll Surg . 2019 Feb;228(2):198-206
[PubMed ID: 30447396]
Ingraham AM Agarwal SK Jung HS Liepert AE O'Rourke AP Scarborough JE Patient-Centered Outcome Spectrum: An Evidence-based Framework to Aid in Shared Decision-making. Ann Surg . 2018 Dec;268(6):980-984
[PubMed ID: 28922208]
Bommer C Sullivan S Campbell K Ahola Z Agarwal S O'Rourke A Jung HS Gibson A Leverson G Liepert AE Pre-simulation orientation for medical trainees: An approach to decrease anxiety and improve confidence and performance. Am J Surg . 2018 Feb;215(2):266-271
[PubMed ID: 29174166]
Ingraham AM Jung HS Liepert AE Warner-Hillard C Greenberg CC Scarborough JE Effect of transfer status on outcomes for necrotizing soft tissue infections. J Surg Res . 2017 Dec;220:372-378
[PubMed ID: 29180205]
Bledsoe J Liepert AE Allen TL Dong L Hemingway J Majercik S Gardner S Stevens MH The salutary effect of an integrated system on the rate of repeat CT scanning in transferred trauma patients: Improved costs and efficiencies. Am J Surg . 2017 Aug;214(2):198-200
[PubMed ID: 28283179]
Shulzhenko NO Zens TJ Beems MV Jung HS O'Rourke AP Liepert AE Scarborough JE Agarwal SK Number of rib fractures thresholds independently predict worse outcomes in older patients with blunt trauma. Surgery . 2017 Apr;161(4):1083-1089
[PubMed ID: 27932031]
Scarborough JE Ingraham AM Liepert AE Jung HS O'Rourke AP Agarwal SK Nonoperative Management Is as Effective as Immediate Splenectomy for Adult Patients with High-Grade Blunt Splenic Injury. J Am Coll Surg . 2016 Aug;223(2):249-58
[PubMed ID: 27112125]
Serpico V Liepert AE Boucher K Fouts DL Anderson L Pell J Neumayer L The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients: A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool. Am Surg . 2016 Mar;82(3):259-65
[PubMed ID: 27099063]
Liepert AE Applying advocacy skills: Gaining influence from the statehouse to Capitol Hill. Bull Am Coll Surg . 2016 Mar;101(3):25-9
[PubMed ID: 27051934]
Azoury SC Bliss LA Ward WH Liepert AE Leichtle SW Surgeons and social media: Threat to professionalism or an essential part of contemporary surgical practice? Bull Am Coll Surg . 2015 Aug;100(8):45-51
[PubMed ID: 26419055]
Liepert AE Bledsoe J Stevens MH Cochran A Protecting trauma patients from duplicated computed tomography scans: the relevance of integrated care systems. Am J Surg . 2014 Oct;208(4):511-6
[PubMed ID: 25152252]
Muthuvel G Tevis SE Liepert AE Agarwal SK Kennedy GD A composite index for predicting readmission following emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg . 2014 Jun;76(6):1467-72
[PubMed ID: 24854317]
Liepert AE Leichtle SW Santin BJ Surgery at the end of life: for love or money? Bull Am Coll Surg . 2012 Aug;97(8):36-40
[PubMed ID: 22973747]
Liepert AE Cochran A CT utilization in transferred trauma patients. J Surg Res . 2011 Oct;170(2):309-13
[PubMed ID: 21816435]