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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Turnipseed is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of added qualifications in vascular surgery. He was the chief of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery service at UW Hospital and Clinics for 30 years and is the director of noninvasive peripheral vascular diagnostic facilities at UW Hospital and West Side Clinics.


His clinical interests include less invasive aortic surgical techniques; diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease; clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging; endovascular surgery; venous surgery; diagnosis and management of thoracic outlet syndrome; and management of athletic overuse injury, such as chronic compartment syndrome.


Vascular Surgery

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair


Aortic Aneursym

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Arteriorvenous Fistula

Brachiocephalic Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid Disease


Compartment Release Procedure

Compartment Syndrome

Dialysis Access Surgery

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

First Rib Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Laser Therapy for Veins

Limb Preservation

Limb Salvage

Limb Salvage Surgery

Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery

Mesenteric Artery Disease

Minilap Aneurysm Repair

Minimal Incision Phlebectomy

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Bypass Surgery

Popliteal Entrapment Surgery

Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions

Renal Artery Disease

Subclavian Artery Disease

Subclavian Vein Occlusion

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular Lesion Injections

Vascular Sports Medicine

Venous Disease


West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education


Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1974-1975

Residency Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH
Internship Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH
Medical School Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

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. Turnipseed has research interests in the development of less invasive surgical techniques for treatment of complex aortic and visceral branch arterial disease, the prevention of stroke, and the development of a Vascular and Cardiac Disease Center. He has special interest in diagnosis and management of overuse injuries including compartment syndrome, popliteal entrapment, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

PubMed Articles
Engelbert TL Turnipseed WD Chronic compartment syndrome secondary to venous hypertension: fasciectomy for symptom relief. Ann Vasc Surg . 2014 Oct;28(7):1798.e11-4
[PubMed ID: 24911798]
Smith BK Engelbert T Turnipseed WD Foot claudication with plantar flexion as a result of dorsalis pedis artery impingement in an Irish dancer. J Vasc Surg . 2013 Jul;58(1):212-4
[PubMed ID: 23352357]
Turnipseed WD The social media: its impact on a vascular surgery practice. Vasc Endovascular Surg . 2013 Apr;47(3):169-71
[PubMed ID: 23427284]
Turnipseed WD Popliteal entrapment in runners. Clin Sports Med . 2012 Apr;31(2):321-8
[PubMed ID: 22341020]
Mell MW O'Neil AS Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery . 2010 Nov;148(5):955-62
[PubMed ID: 20378142]
Turnipseed W Industrial relations with academic health care and professional medical associations: what's all the fuss? Who cares anyway? Surgery . 2010 Oct;148(4):613-7
[PubMed ID: 20797744]
Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch J Tefera G Turnipseed W Mell MW Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury. J Trauma . 2009 Aug;67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8
[PubMed ID: 19667876]
Turnipseed WD Functional popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: A poorly understood and often missed diagnosis that is frequently mistreated. J Vasc Surg . 2009 May;49(5):1189-95
[PubMed ID: 19394547]
Mell MW Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD Outcomes after endarterectomy for chronic mesenteric ischemia. J Vasc Surg . 2008 Nov;48(5):1132-8
[PubMed ID: 18771889]
Yamane BH Tefera G Hoch JR Turnipseed WD Acher CW Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair? Surgery . 2008 Oct;144(4):575-80; discussion 580-2
[PubMed ID: 18847641]
Turnipseed WD Lund DP Sollenberger D Product line development: a strategy for clinical success in academic centers. Ann Surg . 2007 Oct;246(4):585-90; discussion 590-2
[PubMed ID: 17893495]
Turnipseed WD Wolff M Fischer L Edwards N Cardiovascular service line development: what is it, who benefits and is it worthwhile? Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res . 2007 Aug;7(4):335-41
[PubMed ID: 20528415]
Tefera G Acher CW Hoch JR Mell M Turnipseed WD Effectiveness of intensive medical therapy in type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience. J Vasc Surg . 2007 Jun;45(6):1114-8; discussion 1118-9
[PubMed ID: 17543672]
Mell M Tefera G Thornton F Siepman D Turnipseed W Clinical utility of time-resolved imaging of contrast kinetics (TRICKS) magnetic resonance angiography for infrageniculate arterial occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg . 2007 Mar;45(3):543-8; discussion 548
[PubMed ID: 17223303]
Mell M Tefera G Schwarze M Carr S Acher C Hoch J Turnipseed W Absence of buttock claudication following stent-graft coverage of the hypogastric artery without coil embolization in endovascular aneurysm repair. J Endovasc Ther . 2006 Jun;13(3):415-9
[PubMed ID: 16784331]
Gimelli G Tefera G Turnipseed WD Vertebral artery embolic protection via ipsilateral brachial approach during left subclavian artery angioplasty and stenting--a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg . 2006 May-Jun;40(3):235-8
[PubMed ID: 16703212]
Tefera G Hoch J Turnipseed WD Limb-salvage angioplasty in vascular surgery practice. J Vasc Surg . 2005 Jun;41(6):988-93
[PubMed ID: 15944598]
Tefera G Carr SC Turnipseed WD Endovascular aortic repair or minimal incision aortic surgery: Which procedure to choose for treatment of high-risk aneurysms? Surgery . 2004 Oct;136(4):748-53
[PubMed ID: 15467658]
Turnipseed WD Clinical review of patients treated for atypical claudication: a 28-year experience. J Vasc Surg . 2004 Jul;40(1):79-85
[PubMed ID: 15218466]
Mansour JC Lee FT Jr Chen H Turnipseed WD Weber SM Chronic abdominal pain and upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal perforation caused by migrated inferior vena cava filter--a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg . 2004 Jul-Aug;38(4):381-4
[PubMed ID: 15306958]