This fall, we are welcoming several new faculty to Wisconsin Surgery! Recruited from as far away as Baltimore to as close as Madison, our new faculty will help to move Wisconsin Surgery forward. Learn more about them below.
David Aufhauser, MD, joins as an Assistant Professor following a two-year fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery with Wisconsin Surgery’s Division of Transplantation. Originally from Washington, DC, Dr. Aufhauser’s medical career has taken him all over the country, from his undergraduate education at Stanford University to his MD and surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Aufhauser’s research studies focuses on xenotransplantation, or the transplantation of organs between species. His clinical practice specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and his research and clinical practice will be based primarily at University Hospital.
Amanda Doubleday, DO, MBA, is based at UW Health at The American Center specializing in endocrine surgery as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Doubleday is maintaining her involvement with Wisconsin Surgery following both a practicing fellowship and a research fellowship through the Division of Endocrine Surgery. Alongside these experiences, she completed her residency at Flushing Hospital in Flushing, NY and a rotating internship at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI. Before that, she completed her MD and MBA in Kansas City, MO, at Kansas City University and Rockhurst University, respectively.
Jacqueline Garonzik Wang, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and our new Surgical Director of the UW Health Kidney Transplant Program. As a leader in the Division of Transplantation, Dr. Garonzik Wang’s clinical practice will be primarily based in University Hospital, specializing in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and living kidney and liver donation. Her research focuses on identifying novel strategies to increase rates of deceased and living donor kidney transplantation, alongside investigating the effects of COVID-19 both in transplant recipients and immunosuppressed individuals. Dr. Garonzik Wang comes to us from Baltimore, where she both practiced and taught at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to this, Dr. Garonzik Wang completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, her residency in surgery and PhD at Johns Hopkins, and obtained her MD from Emory University in Atlanta.
Michael Gorelik, MD, specializes in pediatric otolaryngology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, based primarily at American Family Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gorelik recently completed both an otolaryngology residency and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, however, Dr. Gorelik spent many years in the northeast, including his undergraduate education in Rochester, NY, his Masters of Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and his MD at Tufts University in Boston.
David Harris, MD, joins the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery as an Assistant Professor primarily based at UW Health at The American Center. Dr. Harris recently completed his fellowship in advanced GI and bariatric surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his general surgery residency. Before Harvard, he completed his MD at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Simon Holoubek, DO, MPH, is an Assistant Professor based primarily at UW Health Swedish American specializing in endocrine surgery. Prior to Wisconsin Surgery, Dr. Holoubek completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at Augusta University and residency in general surgery at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields, IL. He completed both his DO and his MPH in Iowa, at Des Moines University and the University of Iowa, respectively.
Jacqueline Israel, MD, is based at University Hospital as a new Assistant Professor with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Israel completed not only her residency here at Wisconsin Surgery in plastic surgery, but also her MD at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Before her return as faculty, she completed a fellowship in orthopedic hand and microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Inna Lobeck, MD, is an Assistant Professor with the Division of Pediatric Surgery based primarily at American Family Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lobeck comes to us after several academic surgery fellowships, including Brown University with pediatric surgery, Wayne State University with surgical critical care, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with pediatric surgery research. Dr. Lobeck completed her residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and obtained her MD from Michigan State University.
Erin MacKinney, MD, specializes in endocrine and general surgery based at UW Health SwedishAmerican as an Assistant Professor. A longtime Midwesterner, Dr. MacKinney obtained her MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by her residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL. Most recently, Dr. MacKinney completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at NorthShore University in Evanston, IL, in affiliation with the University of Chicago.
Kevin Riggle, MD, will be primarily based at Gunderson Health System specializing in pediatric surgery in La Crosse, WI as an Assistant Professor. A native of northern Wisconsin, Dr. Riggle completed his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee before completing his residency in general surgery at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle, WA, and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
Katherine Shaum, MD, joins the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as an Assistant Professor. She is based at UW Health SwedishAmerican after recently concluding her plastic surgery residency at Wisconsin Surgery’s own University Hospital. Before her residency, she completed her MD at the University of Colorado Denver.
Carrie Thiessen, MD, PhD, joins Wisconsin Surgery as an Assistant Professor following a fellowship at the University of California San Francisco in abdominal transplant surgery. She will be primarily based in University Hospital. A longtime East Coast resident, Dr. Thiessen completed her residency in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT, as well as her MD at Yale School of Medicine and her PhD at Harvard University. Dr. Thiessen’s research goals include the development of an independently funded research program aimed at identifying strategies to increase living kidney donation and the examination of ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation.
We are honored to have such a talented group of surgeons join us as new faculty at Wisconsin Surgery to continue moving surgery forward!