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Girma   Tefera, MD

Contact Dr. Tefera

E-mail:
tefera@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 265-4420

Mail:
600 Highland Ave
BX3236 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H5
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Girma Tefera, MD

Professor
Division of Vascular Surgery

Education

  • MD, University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine, Pisa, Italy, 1982
  • AO Clinic Fellowship in Trauma, Field Kirsh Hospital, Field Kirsh, Austria, 1991
  • Postgraduate Training in General Surgery, Friedrich Stadt Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 1988-1992
  • Residency in General Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1994-1999
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2000

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Tefera is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, with special interests in aortic aneurysm treatment with endovascular stent grafts and angioplasty of peripheral arteries including carotid artery, illiac and superficial femoral artery.

Current appointments: UWHC, Meriter, VA

Clinic appointments: West Clinic, 1 S Park Clinic, Portage

Dr. Tefera provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair - Endovascular, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair - Open, Amputation, Angioplasty With Stent Placement, Carotid Endartecotomy, Carotid Stenting, Compartment Syndrome Treatments, Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) with a Fenestrated Endograft Stent , Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Peripheral Artery Bypass, Thoracic Aortic Aneursym - Endovascular, Thoracic Aortic Aneursym - Open, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment, and Varicose Vein Treatment.

Research Interests

Dr. Tefera has clinical research interests in abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment with endovascular stent graft, distal peripheral artery bypass surgery, and angioplasty and stent for limb salvage.

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery.
    Ferrada P, Sakran JV, Dubose J, Vergis A, Peck G, Alseidi A, Moalem J, Tefera G, Turner PL
    Bull Am Coll Surg 2017 02; 102(2):33-8.
    [PubMed ID: 28925237]
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  • Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement.
    Tefera G, Wilczak B, Barber D
    Bull Am Coll Surg 2016 12; 101(12):70-1.
    [PubMed ID: 28937177]
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  • Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward.
    Raykar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Ng-Kamstra JS, Lin Y, Saluja S, Scott JW, Anderson G, Meara JG, Tefera G, Bickler SW
    Bull Am Coll Surg 2016 Jun; 101(6):12-8.
    [PubMed ID: 27405180]
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  • PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY AT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY, ETHIOPIA.
    Kvach E, Desalegn D, Conniff J, Tefera G, Derbew M, Haq C
    Ethiop. Med. J. 2015 Jul; Suppl 2():9-16.
    [PubMed ID: 26591278]
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  • Authors' reply to Dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia.
    Philpott J, Comelson B, Rouleau K, Wilson L, Derbew M, Mekasha A, Wondimagegn D, Yigeremu M, Haq C, Kvach E, Tefera G
    Fam Med 2015 Feb; 47(2):148-9.
    [PubMed ID: 25646990]
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  • The dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia.
    Philpott J, Cornelson B, Derbew M, Haq C, Kvach E, Mekasha A, Rouleau K, Tefera G, Wondimagegn D, Wilson L, Yigeremu M
    Fam Med 2014 Oct; 46(9):685-90.
    [PubMed ID: 25275278]
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  • Bilateral administration of autologous CD133+ cells in ambulatory patients with refractory critical limb ischemia: lessons learned from a pilot randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
    Raval AN, Schmuck EG, Tefera G, Leitzke C, Ark CV, Hei D, Centanni JM, de Silva R, Koch J, Chappell RG, Hematti P
    Cytotherapy 2014 Dec; 16(12):1720-32.
    [PubMed ID: 25239491, PMC ID: 4253573]
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  • Learning from developing countries in strengthening health systems: an evaluation of personal and professional impact among global health volunteers at Addis Ababa University's Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (Ethiopia).
    Busse H, Aboneh EA, Tefera G
    Global Health 2014 Sep 05; 10():64.
    [PubMed ID: 25190076, PMC ID: 4172777]
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  • A comparison of open surgery versus endovascular repair of unstable ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
    Gupta PK, Ramanan B, Engelbert TL, Tefera G, Hoch JR, Kent KC
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2014 Dec; 60(6):1439-45.
    [PubMed ID: 25103257]
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  • Development and implementation of an emergency medicine graduate training program at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine: challenges and successes.
    Teklu S, Azazh A, Seyoum N, Woldetsadik A, Tupesis JP, Wubben R, Hunchak C, Meshkat N, Tefera G, Maskalyk J
    Ethiop. Med. J. 2014 Jul; Suppl 2():13-9.
    [PubMed ID: 25546905]
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