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Rebecca S Sippel, MD

Contact Dr. Sippel

E-mail:
sippel@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-1387

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVE
BX7375 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H4
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Rebecca S Sippel, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Education

  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2006
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Endocrine Surgery Research Lab, 2001-2003
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of California- San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007

Dr. Sippel is the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Director.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sippel is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer). She has a special interest in treating patients with Graves disease, hyperparathyroidism and recurrent thyroid cancer.

Dr. Sippel provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Sippel conducts translational research at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research program investigates the development and treatment of endocrine tumors with a special interest in thyroid cancer. She also conducts clinical research working on improving the care and outcomes of patients with endocrine tumors.

Dr. Chen's Lab

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Thyroidectomy for Graves' disease in children: Indications and complications.
    Elfenbein DM, Katz M, Schneider DF, Chen H, Sippel RS
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2016 Apr 2.
    [PubMed ID: 27113266]
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  • Notch1 Signaling Regulates the Aggressiveness of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer and Inhibits SERPINE1 Expression.
    Yu XM, Jaskula-Sztul R, Georgen MR, Aburjania Z, Somnay YR, Leverson G, Sippel RS, Lloyd RV, Johnson BP, Chen H
    Clin. Cancer Res. 2016 Feb 4.
    [PubMed ID: 26847059]
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  • When patients call their surgeon's office: an opportunity to improve the quality of surgical care and prevent readmissions.
    Brekke A, Elfenbein DM, Madkhali T, Schaefer SC, Shumway C, Chen H, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Balentine C
    Am. J. Surg. 2016 Mar; 211(3):599-604.
    [PubMed ID: 26762830, PMC ID: 4783139]
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  • Outpatient Thyroidectomy: Is it Safe?
    Balentine CJ, Sippel RS
    Surg. Oncol. Clin. N. Am. 2016 Jan; 25(1):61-75.
    [PubMed ID: 26610774]
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  • Parathyroidectomy is underused in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation.
    Lou I, Schneider DF, Leverson G, Foley D, Sippel R, Chen H
    Surgery 2016 Jan; 159(1):172-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26603850, PMC ID: 4688142]
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