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Program at a Glance

The University of Wisconsin Section of Endocrine Surgery is a busy clinical practice with three full-time endocrine surgeons (Herbert Chen, MD, Rebecca S Sippel, MD, and David Schneider, MD, MS,) performing more than 700 endocrine operations each year.

Training includes extensive exposure to the following procedures:

  • parathyroidectomy
  • thyroidectomy for both malignant and benign diseases
  • central and lateral neck dissection
  • laparoscopic adrenalectomy

In addition, fellows will develop expertise in neck ultrasound and recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring.

The fellow will be engaged in the multidisciplinary care of the patient with endocrine disease and will have the opportunity to work with experts in endocrine pathology, nuclear imaging, and medical endocrinology.

We have robust endocrine research program that coordinates research and clinical trials. This research is supported by departmental statisticians, a database manager, a clinical trials office, and an IRB coordinator. For applicants pursuing additional research training/mentorship in basic, clinical, or health services research, there is a wealth of opportunities available within our department, Wisconsin Institute for Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR), and Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

As a clinical instructor, the fellow will also be actively engaged in the clinical instruction of General Surgery residents and medical students. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System