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Ann P O'Rourke, MD, MPH

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MADISON , WI 53792-3284

Ann P O'Rourke, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Section of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2002
  • MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2006
  • Residency in Surgery, University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Madison, WI, 2009
  • Fellowship, Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2010

Clinical Specialties

Dr. O’Rourke practices in the trauma and burn programs and in the acute care surgery program.

Dr. O'Rourke provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Burn Surgery, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Excision of Lipoma, Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair, Muscle Biopsy, Open Groin Hernia Repair, Sebaceous Cyst Removal, Subcutaneous Tumor Removal, Trauma Surgery, and Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.

Research Interests

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Current use of ultrasound transmission gel for transesophageal echocardiogram examinations: a survey of cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship directors.
    O'Rourke M, Levan P, Khan T
    J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth. 2014 Oct; 28(5):1208-10.
    [PubMed ID: 25027104]
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  • A composite index for predicting readmission following emergency general surgery.
    Muthuvel G, Tevis SE, Liepert AE, Agarwal SK, Kennedy GD
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Jun; 76(6):1467-72.
    [PubMed ID: 24854317]
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  • PTU-039 Should Mr Enterography Be The Preferred Surveillance Modality Compared To Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy In Peutz-jegher's Syndrome?
    Rameshshanker R, Gupta A, O'Rourke A, Clark S, Phillips R, Fraser C
    Gut 2014 Jun; 63 Suppl 1():A55.
    [PubMed ID: 25021905]
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  • Disaster Research/Evaluation Frameworks, Part 1: An Overview.
    Birnbaum ML, Daily EK, O'Rourke AP, Loretti A
    Prehosp Disaster Med 2014 Mar 14; ():1-12.
    [PubMed ID: 24625734]
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  • Taser blunt probe dart-to-heart distance causing ventricular fibrillation in pigs.
    Wu JY, Sun H, O'Rourke AP, Huebner SM, Rahko PS, Will JA, Webster JG
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2008 Dec; 55(12):2768-71.
    [PubMed ID: 19126456]
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  • Ventricular fibrillation time constant for swine.
    Wu JY, Nimunkar AJ, Sun H, O'Rourke A, Huebner S, Will JA, Webster JG
    Physiol Meas 2008 Oct; 29(10):1209-19.
    [PubMed ID: 18812645]
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  • Finite-element analysis of hepatic cryoablation around a large blood vessel.
    Kim C, O'Rourke AP, Will JA, Mahvi DM, Webster JG
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2008 Aug; 55(8):2087-93.
    [PubMed ID: 18632371]
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  • Dielectric properties of human normal, malignant and cirrhotic liver tissue: in vivo and ex vivo measurements from 0.5 to 20 GHz using a precision open-ended coaxial probe.
    O'Rourke AP, Lazebnik M, Bertram JM, Converse MC, Hagness SC, Webster JG, Mahvi DM
    Phys Med Biol 2007 Aug 7; 52(15):4707-19.
    [PubMed ID: 17634659]
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  • Current status of liver tumor ablation devices.
    O'Rourke AP, Haemmerich D, Prakash P, Converse MC, Mahvi DM, Webster JG
    Expert Rev Med Devices 2007 Jul; 4(4):523-37.
    [PubMed ID: 17605688]
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  • Finite-element analysis of ex vivo and in vivo hepatic cryoablation.
    Kim C, O'Rourke AP, Mahvi DM, Webster JG
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2007 Jul; 54(7):1177-85.
    [PubMed ID: 17605348]
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