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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
Daniels SP Xu HS Hanna A Greenberg JA Lee KS Ultrasound-guided microwave ablation in the treatment of inguinal neuralgia. Skeletal Radiol . 2021 Mar;50(3):475-483
[PubMed ID: 33000286]
Hessler LK Xu Y Shada AL Johnson MK Funk LM Greenberg JA Lidor AO Antireflux surgery leads to durable improvement in laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms. Surg Endosc . 2021 Feb 2;
[PubMed ID: 33528667]
Johnson MK Venkatesh M Liu N Breuer CR Shada AL Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM pH Impedance Parameters Associated with Improvement in GERD Health-Related Quality of Life Following Anti-reflux Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg . 2021 Jan;25(1):28-35
[PubMed ID: 33111260]
Stahl CC Udani S Schwartz PB Aiken T Acher AW Barrett JR Greenberg JA Abbott DE Surgeon Variability Impacts Costs in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: the Volume-Cost Relationship. J Gastrointest Surg . 2021 Jan;25(1):195-200
[PubMed ID: 33037553]
Roth JS Anthone GJ Selzer DJ Poulose BK Pierce RA 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 Verbarg J Salluzzo JL Voeller GR Prospective, multicenter study of P4HB (Phasixâ„¢) mesh for hernia repair in cohort at risk for complications: 3-Year follow-up. Ann Med Surg (Lond) . 2021 Jan;61:1-7
[PubMed ID: 33363718]
Stahl CC Jung SA Rosser AA Kraut AS Schnapp BH Westergaard M Hamedani AG Minter RM Greenberg JA Natural language processing and entrustable professional activity text feedback in surgery: A machine learning model of resident autonomy. Am J Surg . 2020 Nov 26;
[PubMed ID: 33256944]
Randle RW Ahle SL Elfenbein DM Hildreth AN Lee CY Greenberg JA Schenarts PJ Kempenich JW Surgical Trainees' Sense of Responsibility for Patient Outcomes: A Multi-institutional Appraisal. J Surg Res . 2020 Nov;255:58-65
[PubMed ID: 32540581]
Liu N Greenberg JA Xu Y Shada AL Funk LM Lidor AO Phone follow-up after inguinal hernia repair. Surg Endosc . 2020 Sep 30;
[PubMed ID: 32997270]
Liu N Prout TM Xu Y Smith J Funk LM Greenberg JA Shada AL Lidor AO Unnecessary use of radiology studies in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias: a retrospective cohort study. Surg Endosc . 2020 Sep 9;
[PubMed ID: 32909205]
Mamidipalli A Fowler KJ Hamilton G Wolfson T Covarrubias Y Tran C Fazeli S Wiens CN McMillan A Artz NS Funk LM Campos GM Greenberg JA Gamst A Middleton MS Schwimmer JB Reeder SB Sirlin CB Prospective comparison of longitudinal change in hepatic proton density fat fraction (PDFF) estimated by magnitude-based MRI (MRI-M) and complex-based MRI (MRI-C). Eur Radiol . 2020 Sep;30(9):5120-5129
[PubMed ID: 32318847]
Jarman BT Borgert AJ Kallies KJ Joshi ART Smink DS Sarosi GA Chang L Green JM Greenberg JA Melcher ML Nfonsam V Whiting J Underrepresented Minorities in General Surgery Residency: Analysis of Interviewed Applicants, Residents, and Core Teaching Faculty. J Am Coll Surg . 2020 Jul;231(1):54-58
[PubMed ID: 32156654]
Greenberg CC Greenberg JA Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Surgical Training: Is It Really Women Residents We Need to Worry About? JAMA Surg . 2020 Jul 1;155(7):560-561
[PubMed ID: 32432703]
Zarzaur BL Stahl CC Greenberg JA Savage SA Minter RM Blueprint for Restructuring a Department of Surgery in Concert With the Health Care System During a Pandemic: The University of Wisconsin Experience. JAMA Surg . 2020 Jul 1;155(7):628-635
[PubMed ID: 32286611]
Watras AJ Kim JJ Ke J Liu H Greenberg JA Heise CP Hu YH Jiang H Large-Field-of-View Visualization with Small Blind Spots Utilizing Tilted Micro-Camera Array for Laparoscopic Surgery. Micromachines (Basel) . 2020 May 10;11(5)
[PubMed ID: 32397580]
Liu N Greenberg JA Robotics vs Laparoscopy-Are They Truly Rivals? JAMA Surg . 2020 May 1;155(5):388
[PubMed ID: 32186658]
Shea GE Johnson MK Venkatesh M Jolles SA Prout TM Shada AL Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM Long-term dysphagia resolution following POEM versus Heller myotomy for achalasia patients. Surg Endosc . 2020 Apr;34(4):1704-1711
[PubMed ID: 31292743]
Pugh CM Law KE Cohen ER D'Angelo AD Greenberg JA Greenberg CC Wiegmann DA Use of error management theory to quantify and characterize residents' error recovery strategies. Am J Surg . 2020 Feb;219(2):214-220
[PubMed ID: 31806167]
Isom CA Bisgaard EK Campbell KM Courtney C Erickson C Faber DA Gauger PG Greenberg JA Kassam AF Mullen JT Phares A Quillin RC 3rd Salcedo ES Schaffer AJ Scaria D Stahl CC Wise PE Kauffmann RM Chen X Smith JJ Terhune KP Does Intentional Support of Degree Programs in General Surgery Residency Affect Research Productivity or Pursuit of Academic Surgery? A Multi-Institutional Study. J Surg Educ . 2020 Nov - Dec;77(6):e34-e38
[PubMed ID: 32843316]
Stahl CC Jung SA Rosser AA Kraut AS Schnapp BH Westergaard M Hamedani AG Minter RM Greenberg JA Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Trends in Resident Self-Assessment. J Surg Educ . 2020 Nov - Dec;77(6):1562-1567
[PubMed ID: 32540120]
Stahl CC Collins E Jung SA Rosser AA Kraut AS Schnapp BH Westergaard M Hamedani AG Minter RM Greenberg JA Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities into a General Surgery Residency. J Surg Educ . 2020 Jul - Aug;77(4):739-748
[PubMed ID: 32044326]