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Rebecca S Sippel, MD

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(608) 263-1387

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Rebecca S Sippel, MD

Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2006
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Endocrine Surgery Research Lab, 2001-2003
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of California- San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007

Dr. Sippel is the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Director.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sippel is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer). She has a special interest in treating patients with Graves disease, hyperparathyroidism and recurrent thyroid cancer.

Dr. Sippel provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Sippel conducts translational research at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research program investigates the development and treatment of endocrine tumors with a special interest in thyroid cancer. She also conducts clinical research working on improving the care and outcomes of patients with endocrine tumors.

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Levels at 5┬ámin Can Identify Multigland Disease.
    Alhefdhi A, Ahmad K, Sippel R, Chen H, Schneider DF
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2016 Oct 14.
    [PubMed ID: 27743228]
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  • Multifocality in Sporadic Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: An International Multicenter Study.
    Essig GF, Porter K, Schneider D, Arpaia D, Lindsey SC, Busonero G, Fineberg D, Fruci B, Boelaert K, Smit JW, Meijer JA, Duntas LH, Sharma N, Costante G, Filetti S, Sippel RS, Biondi B, Topliss DJ, Pacini F, Maciel RM, Walz PC, Kloos RT
    Thyroid 2016 Oct 11.
    [PubMed ID: 27604949]
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  • Selective Versus Non-selective ╬▒-Blockade Prior to Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma.
    Randle RW, Balentine CJ, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2016 Aug 25.
    [PubMed ID: 27561909]
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  • The changing pattern of diagnosing primary hyperparathyroidism in young patients.
    Lou I, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H, Elfenbein DM
    Am. J. Surg. 2016 Jun 14.
    [PubMed ID: 27392754]
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  • Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Medications Significantly Increase the Risk of Postoperative Hematoma: Review of over 4500 Thyroid and Parathyroid Procedures.
    Oltmann SC, Alhefdhi AY, Rajaei MH, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2016 Sep; 23(9):2874-82.
    [PubMed ID: 27138383]
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