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Luke Funk, MD, MPH

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(608) 263-1164

MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Luke Funk, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Director of MIS Research
Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2005
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Funk is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for bariatric and metabolic surgery, esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias, and gall bladder disorders.

Dr. Funk provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Heller Myotomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic and Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, LINX Reflux Management System for GERD, Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Peroral Endoscopic Mytomy (POEM), and Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.

Research Interests

Dr. Funk’s research focuses on national patterns of surgical care, access to surgical care and improving the quality of surgical care. He conducts his research at the University of Wisconsin and VA Hospitals.


Recent Publications
  • Primary fascial closure during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair does not reduce 30-day wound complications.
    Papageorge CM, Funk LM, Poulose BK, Phillips S, Rosen MJ, Greenberg JA
    Surg Endosc 2017 Apr 04.
    [PubMed ID: 28378079]
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  • Electronic Health Record Data Versus the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): A Comparison of Overweight and Obesity Rates.
    Funk LM, Shan Y, Voils CI, Kloke J, Hanrahan LP
    Med Care 2017 Jan 10.
    [PubMed ID: 28079710]
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  • Predictors of high cost after bariatric surgery: A single institution review.
    Shah N, Greenberg JA, Leverson G, Funk LM
    Surgery 2016 Oct; 160(4):877-84.
    [PubMed ID: 27521041]
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  • The effects of optimal perioperative glucose control on morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
    Zaman JA, Shah N, Leverson GE, Greenberg JA, Funk LM
    Surg Endosc 2017 Mar; 31(3):1407-1413.
    [PubMed ID: 27450209]
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  • Obesity as a disease: has the AMA resolution had an impact on how physicians view obesity?
    Funk LM, Jolles SA, Voils CI
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Aug; 12(7):1431-1435.
    [PubMed ID: 27444860]
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  • The Effect of Route of Anvil Insertion on Stricture Rates with Circular Stapled Gastrojejunostomy During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.
    Khoraki J, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Leverson G, Campos GM
    Obes Surg 2016 Mar; 26(3):517-24.
    [PubMed ID: 26140856]
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  • Weight loss after bariatric surgery: a propensity score analysis.
    Shah N, Greenberg JA, Leverson G, Statz AK, Jolles SA, Funk LM
    J. Surg. Res. 2016 May 15; 202(2):449-54.
    [PubMed ID: 27041600]
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  • One-year Surgical Outcomes and Costs for Medicaid Versus Non-Medicaid Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Single-Center Study.
    Chen EY, Fox BT, Suzo A, Greenberg JA, Campos GM, Garren MJ, Funk LM
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2016 Feb; 26(1):38-43.
    [PubMed ID: 26836627, PMC ID: 4742364]
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  • Primary care physician decision making regarding severe obesity treatment and bariatric surgery: a qualitative study.
    Funk LM, Jolles SA, Greenberg CC, Schwarze ML, Safdar N, McVay MA, Whittle JC, Maciejewski ML, Voils CI
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 May; 12(4):893-901.
    [PubMed ID: 26948943]
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  • Patient and Referring Practitioner Characteristics Associated With the Likelihood of Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review.
    Funk LM, Jolles S, Fischer LE, Voils CI
    JAMA Surg 2015 Oct; 150(10):999-1005.
    [PubMed ID: 26222655, PMC ID: 4992360]
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