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Research Team


Portrait of Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP
Associate Professor
Phone: (608) 265-4420
Portrait of Michael Nabozny, MD Michael Nabozny, MD
General Surgery Resident
Portrait of Lauren Taylor, MD Lauren Taylor, MD
General Surgery Resident
Portrait of Jennifer  Tucholka Jennifer Tucholka
Research Specialist
Phone: (608) 265-0420
Anne Buffington
Assistant Researcher
Phone: (608) 265-4443


Jackie Kruser, MD
Dr. Kruser is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine.



Karen Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS
Dr. Brasel is a professor of surgery and the general surgery residency director at Oregon Health and Sciences University.


Toby Campbell, MD
Dr. Campbell is an associate professor of medicine within the hematology-oncology section of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, director of its palliative care fellowship, and chief of the Palliative Care Program at UW Health.


Zara Cooper, MD, MSc
Dr. Cooper is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and an acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist certified in palliative medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Emily Finlayson, MD, MS
Dr. Finlayson is an associate professor of surgery and colorectal surgeon at the University of California San Francisco, and the director of the UCSF Center for Surgery in Older Adults.


Martin McKneally, MD, PhD
Dr. McKneally is a cardiothoracic surgeon and a professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics.


Anne Mosenthal, MD
Dr. Mosenthal is a trauma surgeon, professor and chair at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery.

Senior Scientific Advisors

Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS
Betty Chewning, PhD
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Nora Jacobson, PhD
Paul Rathouz, PhD
Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System