Amber L. Shada, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • UW Health General Surgery at The American Center
  • Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinic: (608) 263-7502

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-1036

4602 Eastpark Blvd
Suite 3525
Madison, WI 53718


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2007
  • Research Fellowship, Human Immune Therapy Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2011
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2014
  • Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Oregon Clinic/Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2015

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Shada is fellowship trained in Advanced Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, and is board certified in General Surgery. She specializes in minimally invasive techniques for esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias, and gall bladder disorders. She also has special expertise in advanced endoscopic surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Shada’s research interests focus on endoscopic device development, clinical trials in esophageal, foregut and general surgery, and clinical outcomes in esophageal and foregut surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Unnecessary use of radiology studies in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias: a retrospective cohort study.
    Liu N, Prout TM, Xu Y, Smith J, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Shada AL, Lidor AO
    Surg Endosc 2020 Sep 09;
    [PubMed ID: 32909205]

  • A Gastrocolic Fistula Presenting as Chronic Diarrhea.
    Spiel A, Shada A, Lomeli L
    ACG Case Rep J 2020 Feb; 7(2): e00326
    [PubMed ID: 32309514]

  • Long-term dysphagia resolution following POEM versus Heller myotomy for achalasia patients.
    Shea GE, Johnson MK, Venkatesh M, Jolles SA, Prout TM, Shada AL, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO, Funk LM
    Surg Endosc 2020 Apr; 34(4): 1704-1711
    [PubMed ID: 31292743]

  • Persistent Dysphagia Rate After Antireflux Surgery is Similar for Nissen Fundoplication and Partial Fundoplication.
    Walle KV, Funk LM, Xu Y, Davies KD, Greenberg J, Shada A, Lidor A
    J. Surg. Res. 2019 03; 235: 52-57
    [PubMed ID: 30691837]

  • Wisconsin's Enterra Therapy Experience: A multi-institutional review of gastric electrical stimulation for medically refractory gastroparesis.
    Shada A, Nielsen A, Marowski S, Helm M, Funk LM, Kastenmeier A, Lidor A, Gould JC
    Surgery 2018 10; 164(4): 760-765
    [PubMed ID: 30072246]

All Publications on PubMed