Charles P Heise, MD, FACS


  • Division of Colorectal Surgery
  • Dr. Bruce and Judith Harms Surgery Professor
(608) 263-4224

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-2521

600 Highland Avenue
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Research Fellowship in Tumor Immunotherapy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
  • Specialist Registrar, Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, England
  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Heise is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. His specialties include the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He performs laparoscopic bowel surgery for benign and malignant diseases.

Research Interests

Dr. Heise’s current research interests revolve around the use of miniature cameras for visualization in laparoscopic surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Treating acute diverticulitis in pre- and post-solid-organ transplant patients: a single-institution cohort study.
    Klos CL, Bath NM, Carchman E, Leverson G, Lawson E, Sanger CB, King R, Heise C
    Colorectal Dis 2023 Jun; 25(6): 1238-1247
    [PubMed ID: 36945080]

  • Evaluation of the Veterans Affairs Pharmacogenomic Testing for Veterans (PHASER) clinical program at initial test sites.
    Dong OM, Roberts MC, Wu RR, Voils CI, Sperber N, Gavin KL, Bates J, Chanfreau-Coffinier C, Naglich M, Kelley MJ, Vassy JL, Sriram P, Heise CW, Rivas S, Ribeiro M, Chapman JG, Voora D
    Pharmacogenomics 2021 Nov; 22(17): 1121-1133
    [PubMed ID: 34704830]

  • Prevalence of High-Grade Anal Dysplasia and Anal Cancer in Veterans Living With HIV and CD4/CD8 Ratio as a Marker For Increased Risk: A Regional Retrospective Cohort Study.
    Sanger CB, Xu Y, Carchman E, Lawson EH, Heise CP, Striker R, Voils CI
    Dis Colon Rectum 2021 Jul 01; 64(7): 805-811
    [PubMed ID: 34086000]

  • Surgeons' mental models of surgical site infection: Insights into adherence with complex prevention bundles.
    Pop-Vicas AE, Young A, Knobloch MJ, Heise C, Bowers B, Safdar N
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 Sep; 43(9): 1249-1255
    [PubMed ID: 33985608]

  • Gaining momentum in colorectal surgical site infection reduction through a human factors engineering approach.
    Pop-Vicas AE, Keating JA, Heise C, Carayon P, Safdar N
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 Jul; 42(7): 893-895
    [PubMed ID: 33280622]

All Publications on PubMed