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William D Turnipseed, MD

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(608) 265-4420

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

William D Turnipseed, MD

Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery


  • MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1969
  • Internship and Residency, NIH Academic Trainee, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1969-1974
  • Fellowship, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1974-1975

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Turnipseed is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of added qualifications in vascular surgery. He was the chief of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery service at UW Hospital and Clinics. His clinical specialties include less invasive aortic surgical techniques, diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease, clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging, venous surgery, diagnosis and management of thoracic outlet syndrome, and management of athletic overuse injury, such as chronic compartment syndrome.

Dr. Turnipseed is the director of noninvasive peripheral vascular diagnostic facilities at UW Hospital and West Side Clinics.

Dr. Turnipseed provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair - Endovascular, Amputation, Carotid Endartecotomy, Compartment Syndrome Treatments, Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Peripheral Artery Bypass, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment, and Varicose Vein Treatment.

Research Interests

Dr. Turnipseed has research interests in the development of less invasive surgical techniques for treatment of complex aortic and visceral branch arterial disease, the prevention of stroke, and the development of a Vascular and Cardiac Disease Center.

Recent Publications
  • Chronic compartment syndrome secondary to venous hypertension: fasciectomy for symptom relief.
    Engelbert TL, Turnipseed WD
    Ann Vasc Surg 2014 Oct; 28(7):1798.e11-4.
    [PubMed ID: 24911798]
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  • The social media: its impact on a vascular surgery practice.
    Turnipseed WD
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013 Apr; 47(3):169-71.
    [PubMed ID: 23427284]
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  • Foot claudication with plantar flexion as a result of dorsalis pedis artery impingement in an Irish dancer.
    Smith BK, Engelbert T, Turnipseed WD
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Jul; 58(1):212-4.
    [PubMed ID: 23352357]
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  • Popliteal entrapment in runners.
    Turnipseed WD
    Clin Sports Med 2012 Apr; 31(2):321-8.
    [PubMed ID: 22341020]
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  • Industrial relations with academic health care and professional medical associations: what's all the fuss? Who cares anyway?
    Turnipseed W
    Surgery 2010 Oct; 148(4):613-7.
    [PubMed ID: 20797744]
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  • Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    Mell MW, O'Neil AS, Callcut RA, Acher CW, Hoch JR, Tefera G, Turnipseed WD
    Surgery 2010 Nov; 148(5):955-62.
    [PubMed ID: 20378142]
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  • Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury.
    Callcut RA, Acher CW, Hoch J, Tefera G, Turnipseed W, Mell MW
    J Trauma 2009 Aug; 67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8.
    [PubMed ID: 19667876]
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  • Functional popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: A poorly understood and often missed diagnosis that is frequently mistreated.
    Turnipseed WD
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2009 May; 49(5):1189-95.
    [PubMed ID: 19394547]
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  • Outcomes after endarterectomy for chronic mesenteric ischemia.
    Mell MW, Acher CW, Hoch JR, Tefera G, Turnipseed WD
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2008 Nov; 48(5):1132-8.
    [PubMed ID: 18771889]
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  • Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair?
    Yamane BH, Tefera G, Hoch JR, Turnipseed WD, Acher CW
    Surgery 2008 Oct; 144(4):575-80; discussion 580-2.
    [PubMed ID: 18847641]
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