Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS

  • Vascular Surgery
Girma Tefera, MD, FACS


Dr. Tefera is Board Certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and has added certification in vascular surgery.

Dr. Tefera specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, but has particular interest in minimally invasive vascular interventions including stent grafts for aortic aneurysm treatment as well as percutaneous treatments of carotid arteries and vascular diseases of lower extremity.

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Amharic
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    Medical School
    • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2000

    • Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    • Friedrich Stadt Hospital, Dresden, Germany
    • Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Angioplasty
    • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Arm Angioplasty
    • Arteriorvenous Fistula
    • Balloon Angioplasty
    • Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries
    • Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Carotid Disease
    • Claudication
    • Dialysis Access Surgery
    • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) with Fenestrated Endograft Stent
    • 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
    • Laser Therapy for Veins
    • Limb Preservation
    • Limb Salvage
    • Limb Salvage Surgery
    • Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
    • Mesenteric Artery Disease
    • Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Peripheral Bypass Surgery
    • Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
    • Renal Artery Disease
    • Subclavian Artery Disease
    • Subclavian Vein Occlusion
    • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
    • Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Lesion Injections
    • Vascular Sports Medicine
    • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    • Venous Disease
    • Visceral Angioplasty

    Research and publications

    Dr. Tefera is principal investigator in multiple multi-center clinical trials that pretest the efficacy of new devices and techniques in the treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aneurysm. He is also principal investigator in the clinical trials to evaluate carotid artery stenting.