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Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS

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(608) 263-2521

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-7375

Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS

Assistant Professor
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, 2007
  • Residency, UCLA General Surgery Residency Program, Los Angeles, California, 2007-2015
  • Fellowship, Lahey Clinic Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Burlington, Massachusetts, 2015-2016

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Variation in Hospital Use of Postacute Care After Surgery and the Association With Care Quality.
    Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Weiss RE, Russell MM, Brook RH, Zingmond DS, Ko CY
    Med Care 2016 Feb; 54(2):172-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26595222]
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  • Using Both Clinical Registry and Administrative Claims Data to Measure Risk-adjusted Surgical Outcomes.
    Lawson EH, Louie R, Zingmond DS, Sacks GD, Brook RH, Hall BL, Ko CY
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Jan; 263(1):50-7.
    [PubMed ID: 25405553]
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  • Relationship Between Hospital Performance on a Patient Satisfaction Survey and Surgical Quality.
    Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Zingmond DS, Ko CY
    JAMA Surg 2015 Sep; 150(9):858-64.
    [PubMed ID: 26108091]
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  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference 2.0.
    Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Tillou A, Hines OJ
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Aug; 262(2):228-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26164430]
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  • Using Merged Clinical and Claims Registry Data to Identify High Utilizers of Surgical Inpatient Care 1 Year after Colectomy.
    Stey AM, Russell MM, Zingmond DS, Gibbons MM, Hall BL, Needleman J, Lawson EH, Liu N, Ko CY
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2015 Aug; 221(2):441-51.e1.
    [PubMed ID: 26141469]
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  • Which Patients Require More Care after Hospital Discharge? An Analysis of Post-Acute Care Use among Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery.
    Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Gibbons MM, Zingmond DS, Ko CY
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1113-1121.e2.
    [PubMed ID: 25872686]
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  • Extending the value of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program claims dataset to study long-term outcomes: Rate of repeat ventral hernia repair.
    Stey AM, Russell MM, Sugar CA, Hall BL, Zingmond DS, Lawson EH, Ko CY
    Surgery 2015 Jun; 157(6):1157-65.
    [PubMed ID: 25731782]
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  • Comparison between clinical registry and medicare claims data on the classification of hospital quality of surgical care.
    Lawson EH, Zingmond DS, Hall BL, Louie R, Brook RH, Ko CY
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Feb; 261(2):290-6.
    [PubMed ID: 25569029]
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  • Is there hospital variation in long-term incisional hernia repair after abdominal surgery?
    Stey AM, Russell MM, Hall BL, Lin A, Gibbons MM, Lawson EH, Zingmond DS, Ko CY
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2015 Mar; 220(3):313-322.e2.
    [PubMed ID: 25542281]
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  • Hospital costs by cost center of inpatient hospitalization for medicare patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.
    Stey AM, Brook RH, Needleman J, Hall BL, Zingmond DS, Lawson EH, Ko CY
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2015 Feb; 220(2):207-17.e11.
    [PubMed ID: 25529900]
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