University of Wisconsin–Madison

Amber L. Shada, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Divisions of General Surgery
  • UW Health General Surgery at The American Center
(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:

    • 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 2018 Jan; 14(1): 8-13
    • [PubMed ID: 28869165]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy for Ivor Lewis Anastomotic Leaks: A Pilot Study in a Swine Model.
    • Scott RB, Ritter LA, Shada AL, Feldman SH, Kleiner DE
    • Clin Transl Sci 2017 Jan; 10(1): 35-41
    • [PubMed ID: 27863029]
    • Sarcopenia in emergency abdominal surgery.
    • Dirks RC, Edwards BL, Tong E, Schaheen B, Turrentine FE, Shada A, Smith PW
    • J. Surg. Res. 2017 Jan; 207: 13-21
    • [PubMed ID: 27979468]

All Publications on PubMed