Chair, Department of Surgery

Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery (General)

About

Dr. Minter is a pancreaticobiliary surgeon with a focus on the management and treatment of benign and neoplastic diseases of the pancreas. She completed a general surgery residency and a research fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Minter is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.



Dr. Minter is the A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair of the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. She is an international leader in surgery, and holds a number of leadership positions in surgical societies and organizations, including previously serving as President of the Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, and is a Director of the American Board of Surgery.

University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • UW Carbone Cancer Center - Surgical Oncology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Hepatobiliary Pancreas Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Cancer Prevention Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • When you are at high risk of pancreatic cancer either because of a genetic predisposition or familial pancreas cancer (pancreas cancer in two or more close relatives), it’s important to have an experienced team behind you to find early warning signs before they turn into cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Prevention team provides expertise unmatched in the United States. Combined with robust, ongoing research, the program looks for markers that could develop into pancreas cancer. Using specialized imaging techniques, our team identifies and tracks the progress of pancreas cancer precursors, including pancreatic changes in patients with high-risk hereditary conditions for pancreas cancer, and mucin producing cysts that can develop into cancer and require regular monitoring. Early identification of key changes allows for intervention before cancer develops, much like a colonoscopy identifies intestinal polyps before they turn into colon cancer.

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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Mass Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • Our Pancreas Mass Clinic is for people with all types of tumors in their pancreas: adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors or metastatic tumors (tumors that have spread from other parts of the body). We also see patients with tumors that are not in the pancreas, such as ampullary or duodenal cancers that require the same therapy as pancreas masses in the head of the pancreas. Our team of specialists are trained in the most advanced methods of treating these types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, minimizing complications and side effects.

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  • University Hospital - Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Residencies
  • University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Benign Problems of the Liver, Pancreas or Bile Duct
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
  • Gastric Resection
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Resection
  • Pancreatic procedures or pancreatic drainage procedures
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Resection
  • Whipple Procedure