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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 and distal peripheral artery bypass surgery as well as angioplasty and stent for limb salvage.

Active Clinical Trials
  • Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for Treatment of Acute Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection
    Principal Investigator(s): Girma Tefera, MD
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00908388]
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  • Evaluation of the GORE Conformable TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for Treatment of Traumatic Transection of the Descending Thoracic Aorta
    Principal Investigator(s): Girma Tefera, MD
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00917852]
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  • Prospective Aneurysm Trial: High Angle Aorfix™ Bifurcated Stent Graft
    Principal Investigator(s): Girma Tefera, MD
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00522535]
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Recent Publications
  • Creating change through collaboration: a twinning partnership to strengthen emergency medicine at Addis Ababa University/Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital--a model for international medical education partnerships.
    Busse H, Azazh A, Teklu S, Tupesis JP, Woldetsadik A, Wubben RJ, Tefera G
    Acad Emerg Med 2013 Dec; 20(12):1310-8.
    [PubMed ID: 24341587]
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  • Surgical management of retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma arising from the inferior vena cava.
    Dull BZ, Smith B, Tefera G, Weber S
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2013 Dec; 17(12):2166-71.
    [PubMed ID: 24146340, PMC ID: 3838601]
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  • Reply: To PMID 23490292.
    Bobadilla JL, Wynn M, Tefera G, Acher CW
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Sep; 58(3):858-9.
    [PubMed ID: 23972253]
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  • Vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.
    Tefera G
    Surg. Clin. North Am. 2013 Aug; 93(4):xvii-xix.
    [PubMed ID: 23885944]
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  • Clinical implications of non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography for follow-up after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    Bobadilla JL, Suwanabol PA, Reeder SB, Pozniak MA, Bley TA, Tefera G
    Ann Vasc Surg 2013 Nov; 27(8):1042-8.
    [PubMed ID: 23711975]
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  • Low incidence of paraplegia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair with proactive spinal cord protective protocols.
    Bobadilla JL, Wynn M, Tefera G, Acher CW
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1537-42.
    [PubMed ID: 23490292]
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  • A community-based participatory study investigating the epidemiology and effects of rabies to livestock owners in rural Ethiopia.
    Okell CN, Pinchbeck GP, Stringer AP, Tefera G, Christley RM
    Prev. Vet. Med. 2013 Jan 1; 108(1):1-9.
    [PubMed ID: 22884728]
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  • Technical note and results in the management of anatomical variants of renal vascularisation during endovascular aneurysm repair.
    Spear R, Maurel B, Sobocinski J, Perini P, Guillou M, Midulla M, Azzaoui R, Tefera G, Haulon S
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2012 Apr; 43(4):398-403.
    [PubMed ID: 22306175]
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  • Tracheoinnominate fistula: successful management with endovascular stenting.
    Shepard PM, Phillips JM, Tefera G, Hartig GK
    Ear Nose Throat J 2011 Jul; 90(7):310-2.
    [PubMed ID: 21792799]
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  • A cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of different knowledge-transfer interventions for rural working equid users in Ethiopia.
    Stringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL
    Prev. Vet. Med. 2011 Jun 15; 100(2):90-9.
    [PubMed ID: 21420748, PMC ID: 3149660]
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