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Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM

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(608) 263-1036

MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM

Associate Professor (CHS)
Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery
Program Director, Divisions of General Surgery Residency Program


  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2007
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2010
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, 2011

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Greenberg is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery. In addition, he uses minimally invasive techniques to treat inguinal and ventral hernias and disorders of the gallbladder.

Dr. Greenberg provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Heller Myotomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic and Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, LINX Reflux Management System for GERD, Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Peroral Endoscopic Mytomy (POEM), Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) , and Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.

Research Interests

Dr. Greenberg’s principal research interest focuses on simulation as well as surgical education and training.

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Prospective evaluation of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate mesh in CDC class I/high-risk ventral and incisional hernia repair: 18-month follow-up.
    Roth JS, Anthone GJ, Selzer DJ, Poulose BK, Bittner JG, Hope WW, Dunn RM, Martindale RG, Goldblatt MI, Earle DB, Romanelli JR, Mancini GJ, Greenberg JA, Linn JG, Parra-Davila E, Sandler BJ, Deeken CR, Voeller GR
    Surg Endosc 2017 Oct 23.
    [PubMed ID: 29063307]
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  • Modeling Surgical Technical Skill Using Expert Assessment for Automated Computer Rating.
    Azari DP, Frasier LL, Quamme SRP, Greenberg CC, Pugh CM, Greenberg JA, Radwin RG
    Ann. Surg. 2017 Sep 06.
    [PubMed ID: 28885509]
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  • Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    Shada AL, Stem M, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017 Jul 29.
    [PubMed ID: 28869165]
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  • Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes Following Nissen Versus Toupet Fundoplication in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
    Gunter RL, Shada AL, Funk LM, Wang X, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Sep; 27(9):931-936.
    [PubMed ID: 28737451]
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  • Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
    Khoraki J, Moraes MG, Neto APF, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Campos GM
    Am. J. Surg. 2017 Jul 03.
    [PubMed ID: 28693840]
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  • Increasing Resident Autonomy Without Compromising Patient Safety.
    Gunter RL, Greenberg JA
    JAMA Surg 2017 Jul 01; 152(7):685.
    [PubMed ID: 28423148]
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  • A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons.
    Greenberg JA, Jolles S, Sullivan S, Quamme SP, Funk LM, Lidor AO, Greenberg C, Pugh CM
    Surg Endosc 2017 Jun 22.
    [PubMed ID: 28643054]
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  • Patient-reported quality of life after bariatric surgery: a single institution analysis.
    Vegel AJ, Shah N, Lidor AO, Greenberg JA, Shan Y, Wang X, Funk LM
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Oct; 218():117-123.
    [PubMed ID: 28985837]
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  • Psychosocial Factors Are Associated with Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery.
    Statz AK, Stroud AM, Jolles SA, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO, Shada AL, Wang X, Funk LM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Aug; 27(8):755-760.
    [PubMed ID: 28557566]
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  • Primary fascial closure during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair does not reduce 30-day wound complications.
    Papageorge CM, Funk LM, Poulose BK, Phillips S, Rosen MJ, Greenberg JA
    Surg Endosc 2017 Nov; 31(11):4551-4557.
    [PubMed ID: 28378079]
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  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: care pathway for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
    Telem DA, Gould J, Pesta C, Powers K, Majid S, Greenberg JA, Teixeira A, Brounts L, Lin H, DeMaria E, Rosenthal R
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017 May; 13(5):742-749.
    [PubMed ID: 28416400]
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  • Ventral Hernia Management: Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review.
    Liang MK, Holihan JL, Itani K, Alawadi ZM, Gonzalez JR, Askenasy EP, Ballecer C, Chong HS, Goldblatt MI, Greenberg JA, Harvin JA, Keith JN, Martindale RG, Orenstein S, Richmond B, Roth JS, Szotek P, Towfigh S, Tsuda S, Vaziri K, Berger DH
    Ann. Surg. 2017 Jan; 265(1):80-89.
    [PubMed ID: 28009730]
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  • Integrating Postoperative Feedback Into Workflow: Perceived Practices and Barriers.
    Nathwani JN, Glarner CE, Law KE, McDonald RJ, Zelenski AB, Greenberg JA, Foley EF
    J Surg Educ 2017 May - Jun; 74(3):406-414.
    [PubMed ID: 27894938, PMC ID: 5485837]
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  • An Unusual Trocar Site Hernia after Prostatectomy.
    Schmocker RK, Greenberg JA
    Case Rep Surg 2016; 2016():3257824.
    [PubMed ID: 27648335, PMC ID: 5018338]
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  • Educating the surgeon-scientist: A qualitative study evaluating challenges and barriers toward becoming an academically successful surgeon.
    Kodadek LM, Kapadia MR, Changoor NR, Dunn KB, Are C, Greenberg JA, Minter RM, Pawlik TM, Haider AH
    Surgery 2016 Dec; 160(6):1456-1465.
    [PubMed ID: 27524431]
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