University of Wisconsin–Madison

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS

Professor

  • Division of Vascular Surgery

tefera@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 265-4420

600 Highland Ave
BX3236 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H5
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Education

  • MD, University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine, Pisa, Italy, 1982
  • AO Clinic Fellowship in Trauma, Field Kirsh Hospital, Field Kirsh, Austria, 1991
  • Postgraduate Training in General Surgery, Friedrich Stadt Hospital, Dresden, Germany, 1988-1992
  • Residency in General Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1994-1999
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2000

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Tefera is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, with special interests in aortic aneurysm treatment with endovascular stent grafts and angioplasty of peripheral arteries including carotid artery, illiac and superficial femoral artery.

Current appointments: UWHC, Meriter, VA

Clinic appointments: West Clinic, 1 S Park Clinic, Portage

Research Interests

Dr. Tefera has clinical research interests in abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment with endovascular stent graft, distal peripheral artery bypass surgery, and angioplasty and stent for limb salvage.

Recent Publications:

    • Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery.
    • Ferrada P, Sakran JV, Dubose J, Vergis A, Peck G, Alseidi A, Moalem J, Tefera G, Turner PL
    • Bull Am Coll Surg 2017 02; 102(2): 33-8
    • [PubMed ID: 28925237]
    • Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement.
    • Tefera G, Wilczak B, Barber D
    • Bull Am Coll Surg 2016 12; 101(12): 70-1
    • [PubMed ID: 28937177]
    • Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward.
    • Raykar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Ng-Kamstra JS, Lin Y, Saluja S, Scott JW, Anderson G, Meara JG, Tefera G, Bickler SW
    • Bull Am Coll Surg 2016 Jun; 101(6): 12-8
    • [PubMed ID: 27405180]
    • PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY AT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY, ETHIOPIA.
    • Kvach E, Desalegn D, Conniff J, Tefera G, Derbew M, Haq C
    • Ethiop. Med. J. 2015 Jul; Suppl 2: 9-16
    • [PubMed ID: 26591278]
    • Authors' reply to Dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia.
    • Philpott J, Comelson B, Rouleau K, Wilson L, Derbew M, Mekasha A, Wondimagegn D, Yigeremu M, Haq C, Kvach E, Tefera G
    • Fam Med 2015 Feb; 47(2): 148-9
    • [PubMed ID: 25646990]

All Publications on PubMed