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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
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]
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 Jun 12;
[PubMed ID: 32540120]
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 Jun 12;255:58-65
[PubMed ID: 32540581]
Greenberg CC Greenberg JA Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Surgical Training: Is It Really Women Residents We Need to Worry About? JAMA Surg . 2020 May 20;
[PubMed ID: 32432703]
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]
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 Apr 21;
[PubMed ID: 32318847]
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 Apr 14;
[PubMed ID: 32286611]
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]
Liu N Greenberg JA Robotics vs Laparoscopy-Are They Truly Rivals? JAMA Surg . 2020 Mar 18;
[PubMed ID: 32186658]
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]
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]
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 Oct;242:136-144
[PubMed ID: 31077945]
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 Sep;218(3):560-566
[PubMed ID: 30722933]
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]
Jarman BT Kallies KJ Joshi ART Smink DS Sarosi GA Chang L Green JM Greenberg JA Melcher ML Nfonsam V Ramirez LD Borgert AJ Whiting J Underrepresented Minorities are Underrepresented Among General Surgery Applicants Selected to Interview. J Surg Educ . 2019 Nov - Dec;76(6):e15-e23
[PubMed ID: 31175064]
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]