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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Greenberg is director of the Comprehensive Hernia Center and 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 Surgical Weight Management team. In addition, he uses minimally invasive techniques to treat inguinal and ventral hernias and disorders of the gallbladder.



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification 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

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. Greenberg’s principal research interest focuses on simulation as well as surgical education and training.

PubMed Articles
Liu N Cusack MC Venkatesh M Pontes AL Shea G Svoboda DC Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM 30-Day Outcomes After Intraoperative Leak Testing for Bariatric Surgery Patients. J Surg Res . 2019 May 8;242:136-144
[PubMed ID: 31077945]
Greenberg JA Minter RM Entrustable Professional Activities: The Future of Competency-based Education in Surgery May Already Be Here. Ann Surg . 2019 Mar;269(3):407-408
[PubMed ID: 30570541]
Azari DP Frasier LL Quamme SRP Greenberg CC Pugh CM Greenberg JA Radwin RG Modeling Surgical Technical Skill Using Expert Assessment for Automated Computer Rating. Ann Surg . 2019 Mar;269(3):574-581
[PubMed ID: 28885509]
D'Angelo J Snyder M Bleedorn J Hardie R Foley E Greenberg JA An Interdisciplinary Approach to Surgical Skills Training Decreases Programmatic Costs. J Surg Res . 2019 Mar;235:600-606
[PubMed ID: 30691848]
Pooler BD Wiens CN McMillan A Artz NS Schlein A Covarrubias Y Hooker J Schwimmer JB Funk LM Campos GM Greenberg JA Jacobsen G Horgan S Wolfson T Gamst AC Sirlin CB Reeder SB Monitoring Fatty Liver Disease with MRI Following Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective, Dual-Center Study. Radiology . 2019 Mar;290(3):682-690
[PubMed ID: 30561273]
Lee KS Sin JM Patil PP Hanna AS Greenberg JA Zea RD Brace CL Ultrasound-Guided Microwave Ablation for the Management of Inguinal Neuralgia: A Preliminary Study with 1-Year Follow-up. J Vasc Interv Radiol . 2019 Feb;30(2):242-248
[PubMed ID: 30717957]
Tastaldi L Krpata DM Prabhu AS Petro CC Rosenblatt S Haskins IN Olson MA Stewart TG Rosen MJ Greenberg JA The effect of increasing body mass index on wound complications in open ventral hernia repair with mesh. Am J Surg . 2019 Jan 25;
[PubMed ID: 30722933]
Gunderson K Sullivan S Warner-Hillard C Thompson R Greenberg JA Foley EF Jung HS Examining the Impact of Using the SIMPL Application on Feedback in Surgical Education. J Surg Educ . 2018 Nov;75(6):e246-e254
[PubMed ID: 30213738]
Greenberg JA Discussion: A Current Review of Hybrid Meshes in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2018 Sep;142(3 Suppl):97S-98S
[PubMed ID: 30138276]
Kim JJ Watras A Liu H Zeng Z Greenberg JA Heise CP Hu YH Jiang H Large-Field-of-View Visualization Utilizing Multiple Miniaturized Cameras for Laparoscopic Surgery. Micromachines (Basel) . 2018 Aug 25;9(9)
[PubMed ID: 30424364]
Kleppe KL Greenberg JA Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols: Rationale and Components. Surg Clin North Am . 2018 Jun;98(3):499-509
[PubMed ID: 29754619]
Luo RB Suzuki T Hooker JC Covarrubias Y Schlein A Liu S Schwimmer JB Reeder SB Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM Sandler BJ Horgan S Sirlin CB Jacobsen GR How bariatric surgery affects liver volume and fat density in NAFLD patients. Surg Endosc . 2018 Apr;32(4):1675-1682
[PubMed ID: 29218660]
Roth JS Anthone GJ Selzer DJ Poulose BK Bittner JG Hope WW Dunn RM Martindale RG Goldblatt MI Earle DB Romanelli JR Mancini GJ Greenberg JA Linn JG Parra-Davila E Sandler BJ Deeken CR Voeller GR Prospective evaluation of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate mesh in CDC class I/high-risk ventral and incisional hernia repair: 18-month follow-up. Surg Endosc . 2018 Apr;32(4):1929-1936
[PubMed ID: 29063307]
Greenberg JA From Open to MIS: Robotic Surgery Enables Surgeons to Do More With Less. Ann Surg . 2018 Feb;267(2):220
[PubMed ID: 29194082]
Khoraki J Moraes MG Neto APF Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Am J Surg . 2018 Jan;215(1):97-103
[PubMed ID: 28693840]
Greenberg JA Jolles S Sullivan S Quamme SP Funk LM Lidor AO Greenberg C Pugh CM A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons. Surg Endosc . 2018 Jan;32(1):217-224
[PubMed ID: 28643054]
Shada AL Stem M Funk LM Greenberg JA Lidor AO Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2018 Jan;14(1):8-13
[PubMed ID: 28869165]
Papageorge CM Funk LM Poulose BK Phillips S Rosen MJ Greenberg JA Primary fascial closure during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair does not reduce 30-day wound complications. Surg Endosc . 2017 Nov;31(11):4551-4557
[PubMed ID: 28378079]
Vegel AJ Shah N Lidor AO Greenberg JA Shan Y Wang X Funk LM Patient-reported quality of life after bariatric surgery: a single institution analysis. J Surg Res . 2017 Oct;218:117-123
[PubMed ID: 28985837]
Gunter RL Shada AL Funk LM Wang X Greenberg JA Lidor AO Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes Following Nissen Versus Toupet Fundoplication in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Sep;27(9):931-936
[PubMed ID: 28737451]