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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Tefera is Board Certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and has added certification in vascular surgery.

 

Dr. Tefera specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, but has particular interest in minimally invasive vascular interventions including stent grafts for aortic aneurysm treatment as well as percutaneous treatments of carotid arteries and vascular diseases of lower extremity.

Specialties

Vascular Surgery

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Angioplasty

Aortic Aneursym

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Arm Angioplasty

Arteriorvenous Fistula

Balloon Angioplasty

Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries

Brachiocephalic Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid Disease

Claudication

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dialysis Access Surgery

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) with Fenestrated Endograft Stent

Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm

Laser Therapy for Veins

Limb Preservation

Limb Salvage

Limb Salvage Surgery

Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery

Mesenteric Artery Disease

Minimal Incision Phlebectomy

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Bypass Surgery

Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions

Renal Artery Disease

Stroke

Stroke

Subclavian Artery Disease

Subclavian Vein Occlusion

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm

Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular Lesion Injections

Vascular Sports Medicine

Venous Disease

Visceral Angioplasty

Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health Specialty Clinic - Portage
(608) 745-3399 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
St. Mary's Hospital
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Fellowship

Vascular Surgery,  University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2000


Residency Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
Friedrich Stadt Hospital, Dresden, Germany
Internship Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
Medical School University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Languages Spoken

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

Dr. Tefera is principal investigator in multiple multi-center clinical trials that pretest the efficacy of new devices and techniques in the treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aneurysm. He is also principal investigator in the clinical trials to evaluate carotid artery stenting.


PubMed Articles
Allen WJ Gabr RE Tefera GB Pednekar AS Vaughn MW Narayana PA Platform for Automated Real-Time High Performance Analytics on Medical Image Data. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform . 2018 Mar;22(2):318-324
[PubMed ID: 29505399]
Gebru M Tefera G Dawo F Tessema TS Aerobic bacteriological studies on the respiratory tracts of apparently healthy and pneumonic camels (Camelus dromedaries) in selected districts of Afar Region, Ethiopia. Trop Anim Health Prod . 2018 Mar;50(3):603-611
[PubMed ID: 29147933]
Boeck MA Goodman LF Lin Y Wilczak B Tefera G American College of Surgeons Member Involvement in Global Surgery: Results from the 2015 Operation Giving Back Survey. World J Surg . 2018 Feb 6;
[PubMed ID: 29411067]
Stringer AP Christley RM Bell CE Gebreab F Tefera G Reed K Trawford A Pinchbeck GL Owner reported diseases of working equids in central Ethiopia. Equine Vet J . 2017 Jul;49(4):501-506
[PubMed ID: 27565130]
Gabr RE Tefera GB Allen WJ Pednekar AS Narayana PA Erratum to: GRAPE: a graphical pipeline environment for image analysis in adaptive magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg . 2017 Mar;12(3):459
[PubMed ID: 27905027]
Gabr RE Tefera GB Allen WJ Pednekar AS Narayana PA GRAPE: a graphical pipeline environment for image analysis in adaptive magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg . 2017 Mar;12(3):449-457
[PubMed ID: 27796790]
Ferrada P Sakran JV Dubose J Vergis A Peck G Alseidi A Moalem J Tefera G Turner PL Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery. Bull Am Coll Surg . 2017 Feb;102(2):33-8
[PubMed ID: 28925237]
Atnafie B Paulos D Abera M Tefera G Hailu D Kasaye S Amenu K Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle feces and contamination of carcass and various contact surfaces in abattoir and butcher shops of Hawassa, Ethiopia. BMC Microbiol . 2017 Jan 25;17(1):24
[PubMed ID: 28122502]
Tefera G Wilczak B Barber D Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement. Bull Am Coll Surg . 2016 Dec;101(12):70-1
[PubMed ID: 28937177]
Raykar N Mukhopadhyay S Ng-Kamstra JS Lin Y Saluja S Scott JW Anderson G Meara JG Tefera G Bickler SW Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward. Bull Am Coll Surg . 2016 Jun;101(6):12-8
[PubMed ID: 27405180]
Tefera G Tegegne F Mekuriaw Y Melaku S Tsunekawa A Effects of different forms of white lupin (Lupinus albus) grain supplementation on feed intake, digestibility, growth performance and carcass characteristics of Washera sheep fed Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay-based diets. Trop Anim Health Prod . 2015 Dec;47(8):1581-90
[PubMed ID: 26250152]
Kvach E Desalegn D Conniff J Tefera G Derbew M Haq C PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY AT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY, ETHIOPIA. Ethiop Med J . 2015 Jul;Suppl 2:9-16
[PubMed ID: 26591278]
Philpott J Comelson B Rouleau K Wilson L Derbew M Mekasha A Wondimagegn D Yigeremu M Haq C Kvach E Tefera G Authors' reply to Dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia. Fam Med . 2015 Feb;47(2):148-9
[PubMed ID: 25646990]
Raval AN Schmuck EG Tefera G Leitzke C Ark CV Hei D Centanni JM de Silva R Koch J Chappell RG Hematti P Bilateral administration of autologous CD133+ cells in ambulatory patients with refractory critical limb ischemia: lessons learned from a pilot randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Cytotherapy . 2014 Dec;16(12):1720-32
[PubMed ID: 25239491]
Gupta PK Ramanan B Engelbert TL Tefera G Hoch JR Kent KC A comparison of open surgery versus endovascular repair of unstable ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg . 2014 Dec;60(6):1439-45
[PubMed ID: 25103257]
Philpott J Cornelson B Derbew M Haq C Kvach E Mekasha A Rouleau K Tefera G Wondimagegn D Wilson L Yigeremu M The dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia. Fam Med . 2014 Oct;46(9):685-90
[PubMed ID: 25275278]
Busse H Aboneh EA Tefera G Learning from developing countries in strengthening health systems: an evaluation of personal and professional impact among global health volunteers at Addis Ababa University's Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (Ethiopia). Global Health . 2014 Sep 5;10:64
[PubMed ID: 25190076]
Azazh A Brown LD Ayele RA Teklu S W/Tsadik A Tefera M Bacha T Geremew H Tefera G Busse H Enhancing emergency medicine initiatives with a quality improvement program: lessons learned in the emergency department of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J . 2014 Jul;Suppl 2:37-44
[PubMed ID: 25546908]
Tefera M Bacha T Butteris S Teshome G Ross J Hagen S Svenson J Busse H Tefera G Development of pediatric emergency medicine at Addis Ababa University/Tikuranbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J . 2014 Jul;Suppl 2:27-35
[PubMed ID: 25546907]
Teklu S Azazh A Seyoum N Woldetsadik A Tupesis JP Wubben R Hunchak C Meshkat N Tefera G Maskalyk J Development and implementation of an emergency medicine graduate training program at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine: challenges and successes. Ethiop Med J . 2014 Jul;Suppl 2:13-9
[PubMed ID: 25546905]