Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS, FACS
- Executive Director of the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin
- Division of Colorectal Surgery
- Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-2521
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-7375
- MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, 2007
- Residency, UCLA General Surgery Residency Program, Los Angeles, California, 2007-2015
- Fellowship, Lahey Clinic Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Burlington, Massachusetts, 2015-2016
Dr Lawson is a fellowship-trained colon and rectal surgeon. She has specific expertise in the surgical treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, and other benign conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Her practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy as well as the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr. Lawson’s research focuses on measuring and improving the quality of surgical care. She is Executive Director of the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin, a state-wide surgeon-led organization that aims to optimize quality, reduce costs, and promote delivery of care that is safe, effective, equitable, and patient-centered. Dr. Lawson’s research investigates variation in the delivery of colorectal cancer care, specifically addressing disparities in access, management, and outcomes.
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 Mar 21;
[PubMed ID: 36945080]
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis following colorectal surgery: a survey of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ASCRS) member surgeons.
Aiken TJ, King R, Russell MM, Regenbogen SE, Lawson E, Zafar SN
J Thromb Thrombolysis 2023 Feb; 55(2): 376-381
[PubMed ID: 36454476]
Impact of Care Coordination on the Content of Communication Between Surgeons and Patients With Rectal Cancer.
Lawson EH, Sommovilla J, Buffington A, Zelenski A, Schwarze ML
Ann Surg Open 2022 Sep; 3(3): e177
[PubMed ID: 36199484]
A Statewide Approach to Reducing Re-excision Rates for Women With Breast-conserving Surgery.
Schumacher JR, Lawson EH, Kong AL, Weber JJ, May J, Landercasper J, Hanlon B, Marka N, Venkatesh M, Cartmill RS, Pavuluri Quamme S, Nikolay C, Greenberg CC
Ann Surg 2022 Oct 01; 276(4): 665-672
[PubMed ID: 35837946]
Delphi Consensus on Intraoperative Technical/Surgical Aspects to Prevent Surgical Site Infection after Colorectal Surgery.
Ruiz-Tovar J, Boermeester MA, Bordeianou L, Chang GJ, Gorgun E, Justinger C, Lawson EH, Leaper DJ, Mahmoud NN, Mantyh C, McGee MF, Nfonsam V, Rubio-Perez I, Wick EC, Hedrick TL, Colorectal Delphi Facilitating Group
J Am Coll Surg 2022 Jan 01; 234(1): 1-11
[PubMed ID: 35213454]