University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Information


Ann P O'Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Trauma Medical Director
  • Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 262-6246

600 Highland Ave
MC 3236
Madison , WI 53792-3284


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2002
  • MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2006
  • Residency in Surgery, University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Madison, WI, 2009
  • Fellowship, Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2010

Clinical Specialties

Dr. O’Rourke practices in the trauma and burn programs and in the acute care surgery program.

Recent Publications:

    • Pre-simulation orientation for medical trainees: An approach to decrease anxiety and improve confidence and performance.
    • Bommer C, Sullivan S, Campbell K, Ahola Z, Agarwal S, O'Rourke A, Jung HS, Gibson A, Leverson G, Liepert AE
    • Am. J. Surg. 2018 Feb; 215(2): 266-271
    • [PubMed ID: 29174166]
    • Patient-Centered Outcome Spectrum: An Evidence-based Framework to Aid in Shared Decision-making.
    • Ingraham AM, Agarwal SK, Jung HS, Liepert AE, O'Rourke AP, Scarborough JE
    • Ann. Surg. 2017 Sep 15;
    • [PubMed ID: 28922208]
    • Number of rib fractures thresholds independently predict worse outcomes in older patients with blunt trauma.
    • Shulzhenko NO, Zens TJ, Beems MV, Jung HS, O'Rourke AP, Liepert AE, Scarborough JE, Agarwal SK
    • Surgery 2017 04; 161(4): 1083-1089
    • [PubMed ID: 27932031]
    • Magnetic resonance and applanation tonometry for noninvasive determination of left ventricular load and ventricular vascular coupling in the time and frequency domain.
    • Adji A, Kachenoura N, Bollache E, Avolio AP, O'Rourke MF, Mousseaux E
    • J. Hypertens. 2016 Jun; 34(6): 1099-108
    • [PubMed ID: 27054528]
    • Nonoperative Management Is as Effective as Immediate Splenectomy for Adult Patients with High-Grade Blunt Splenic Injury.
    • Scarborough JE, Ingraham AM, Liepert AE, Jung HS, O'Rourke AP, Agarwal SK
    • J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2016 Aug; 223(2): 249-58
    • [PubMed ID: 27112125]

All Publications on PubMed