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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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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification General 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
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]
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 . 2017 Dec 7;
[PubMed ID: 29218660]
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]
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 . 2017 Oct 23;
[PubMed ID: 29063307]
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]
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 . 2017 Sep 6;
[PubMed ID: 28885509]
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]
Statz AK Stroud AM Jolles SA Greenberg JA Lidor AO Shada AL Wang X Funk LM Psychosocial Factors Are Associated with Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Aug;27(8):755-760
[PubMed ID: 28557566]
Walder R LeBlanc MA Van Patten WJ Edwards DT Greenberg JA Adhikari A Okoniewski SR Sullan RMA Rabuka D Sousa MC Perkins TT Rapid Characterization of a Mechanically Labile α-Helical Protein Enabled by Efficient Site-Specific Bioconjugation. J Am Chem Soc . 2017 Jul 26;139(29):9867-9875
[PubMed ID: 28677396]
Glarner CE Law KE Zelenski AB McDonald RJ Greenberg JA Foley EF Wiegmann DA Greenberg CC Resident training in a teaching hospital: How do attendings teach in the real operative environment? Am J Surg . 2017 Jul;214(1):141-146
[PubMed ID: 28476201]
Gunter RL Greenberg JA Increasing Resident Autonomy Without Compromising Patient Safety. JAMA Surg . 2017 Jul 1;152(7):685
[PubMed ID: 28423148]
Telem DA Gould J Pesta C Powers K Majid S Greenberg JA Teixeira A Brounts L Lin H DeMaria E Rosenthal R American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: care pathway for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2017 May;13(5):742-749
[PubMed ID: 28416400]
Greenberg JA Sammakia T The Conversion of tert-Butyl Esters to Acid Chlorides Using Thionyl Chloride. J Org Chem . 2017 Mar 17;82(6):3245-3251
[PubMed ID: 28195740]
Zaman JA Shah N Leverson GE Greenberg JA Funk LM The effects of optimal perioperative glucose control on morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc . 2017 Mar;31(3):1407-1413
[PubMed ID: 27450209]
Liang MK Holihan JL Itani K Alawadi ZM Gonzalez JR Askenasy EP Ballecer C Chong HS Goldblatt MI Greenberg JA Harvin JA Keith JN Martindale RG Orenstein S Richmond B Roth JS Szotek P Towfigh S Tsuda S Vaziri K Berger DH Ventral Hernia Management: Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review. Ann Surg . 2017 Jan;265(1):80-89
[PubMed ID: 28009730]
Nathwani JN Glarner CE Law KE McDonald RJ Zelenski AB Greenberg JA Foley EF Integrating Postoperative Feedback Into Workflow: Perceived Practices and Barriers. J Surg Educ . 2017 May - Jun;74(3):406-414
[PubMed ID: 27894938]
Kodadek LM Kapadia MR Changoor NR Dunn KB Are C Greenberg JA Minter RM Pawlik TM Haider AH Educating the surgeon-scientist: A qualitative study evaluating challenges and barriers toward becoming an academically successful surgeon. Surgery . 2016 Dec;160(6):1456-1465
[PubMed ID: 27524431]