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Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM

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(608) 263-1036

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM

Assistant Professor
Section of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Division of General Surgery


  • 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, Association for Academic Surgery and 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, Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, 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.

Recent Publications
  • Utilizing a novel tool for the comprehensive assessment of resident operative performance.
    Glarner CE, McDonald RJ, Smith AB, Leverson GE, Peyre S, Pugh CM, Greenberg CC, Greenberg JA, Foley EF
    J Surg Educ 2013 Nov-Dec; 70(6):813-20.
    [PubMed ID: 24209661]
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  • Educational value of the operating room experience during a core surgical clerkship.
    Irani JL, Greenberg JA, Blanco MA, Greenberg CC, Ashley S, Lipsitz SR, Hafler JP, Breen E
    Am. J. Surg. 2010 Jul; 200(1):167-72.
    [PubMed ID: 20637349]
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  • Invited commentary.
    Greenberg JA, Ashley SW
    J Surg Educ 2009 May-Jun; 66(3):132.
    [PubMed ID: 19712910]
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  • Teaching and assessing the ACGME competencies in surgical residency.
    Mery CM, Greenberg JA, Patel A, Jaik NP
    Bull Am Coll Surg 2008 Jul; 93(7):39-47.
    [PubMed ID: 19469344]
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  • Local excision of distal rectal cancer: an update of cancer and leukemia group B 8984.
    Greenberg JA, Shibata D, Herndon JE, Steele GD, Mayer R, Bleday R
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2008 Aug; 51(8):1185-91; discussion 1191-4.
    [PubMed ID: 18536973]
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  • The ACGME competencies in the operating room.
    Greenberg JA, Irani JL, Greenberg CC, Blanco MA, Lipsitz S, Ashley SW, Breen EM, Hafler JP
    Surgery 2007 Aug; 142(2):180-4.
    [PubMed ID: 17689683]
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  • Giant bullous lung disease: evaluation, selection, techniques, and outcomes.
    Greenberg JA, Singhal S, Kaiser LR
    Chest Surg. Clin. N. Am. 2003 Nov; 13(4):631-49.
    [PubMed ID: 14682599]
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