Girma Tefera

  • 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
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • West Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Portage - Vascular Surgery
    • 2977 County Hwy CX / Portage, WI
    • (608) 745-3399
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  • 1 S. Park Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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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.


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

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.