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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

Deep Vein Thrombosis

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.