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Rebecca S Sippel, MD

Contact Dr. Sippel

E-mail:
sippel@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-1387

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVE
BX7375 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H4
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Rebecca S Sippel, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Education

  • 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 Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic, Adrenalectomy, Open, Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, 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.

Dr. Chen's Lab

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing in┬ápatients with renal insufficiency undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism accurate?
    Sohn JA, Oltmann SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H, Elfenbein DM
    Am. J. Surg. 2014 Dec 17.
    [PubMed ID: 25556028]
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  • Surgical subinternships: bridging the chiasm between medical school and residency: A position paper prepared by the Subcommittee for Surgery Subinternship and the Curriculum Committee of the Association for Surgical Education.
    Issa N, Ladd AP, Lidor AO, Sippel RS, Goldin SB
    Am. J. Surg. 2015 Jan; 209(1):8-14.
    [PubMed ID: 25497437]
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  • Is central lymph node dissection necessary for parathyroid carcinoma?
    Hsu KT, Sippel RS, Chen H, Schneider DF
    Surgery 2014 Dec; 156(6):1336-41; discussion 1341.
    [PubMed ID: 25456903, PMC ID: 4254726]
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  • The effect of cinacalcet on intraoperative findings in tertiary hyperparathyroidism patients undergoing parathyroidectomy.
    Somnay YR, Weinlander E, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H
    Surgery 2014 Dec; 156(6):1308-13; discussion 1313-4.
    [PubMed ID: 25456900, PMC ID: 4254721]
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  • Clinical and Socioeconomic Factors Influence Treatment Decisions in Graves' Disease.
    Elfenbein DM, Schneider DF, Havlena J, Chen H, Sippel RS
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 Sep 23.
    [PubMed ID: 25245130]
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