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Rebecca S. Sippel, MD, FACS

Rebecca S. Sippel, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Director in the Division of General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed residency and a 2 year research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Sippel completed her fellowship training in endocrine surgery at the University of California in San Francisco, California. Her research interests are in clinical and patient centered research. Her research program is working on optimizing the treatment of patients with endocrine disorders and she has a special interest in improving the treatment of thyroid cancer. She currently is PI on an NIH funded randomized controlled trial looking at the role of prophylactic central neck dissection in the treatment of thyroid cancer. This trial is carefully examining the risks of surgical intervention and includes a qualitative aim focused on the impact of surgery on patient quality of life. Dr. Sippel is also interested in improving patient education and decision making related to the treatment of Graves’ Disease.

Dr. Sippel’s Faculty Profile

Grant Funding

  • “Central Neck Dissection in Patients with Clinical Node Negative Thyroid Cancer”
    • NIH 1R01CA176911-01A1
    • Monetary amount: $1,764,129

Research Team

  • Liz Wendt
  • Cameron MacDonald,PhD
  • Nadine Connor, PhD
  • Dawn Elfenbein, MD, MPH
  • Courtney Balentine, MD

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