Girma Tefera, MD, FACS

Professor

  • Vice Chair of Global Surgery

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

600 Highland Ave
BX3236 Clinical Science Center-H5
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Education

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

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

  • A plea for urgent action: Addressing the critical shortage of cardiothoracic surgical workforce in the COSECSA region.
    Bekele A, Alayande BT, Gulilat D, White RE, Tefera G, Borgstein E
    World J Surg 2024 Jul 07;
    [PubMed ID: 38972978]

  • Implementation of a perioperative registry in Ethiopia to enhance surgical quality improvement.
    Jaraczewski TJ, Abebe BM, Diehl T, Esayas T, Melaku W, Nigussie Y, Ahmed KS, Vo T, Lee M, Woisha B, Woldegiorgis ET, Chen TH, Tegene BA, Belachew AG, Dodgion C, Iverson KR, Tefera G, Zafar SN
    World J Surg 2024 Jun 06;
    [PubMed ID: 38844403]

  • Barriers and Facilitators to Collecting Surgical Outcome Data in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An International Survey.
    Diehl T, Jaraczewski TJ, Ahmed KS, Khan MR, Harrison EM, Abebe BM, Latif A, Mughal N, Khan S, McQueen KAK, Tefera G, Zafar SN
    Ann Surg Open 2024 Mar; 5(1): e384
    [PubMed ID: 38883944]

  • Correction: Academic global surgical competencies: A modified Delphi consensus study.
    Pawlak N, Dart C, Aguilar HS, Ameh E, Bekele A, Jimenez MF, Lakhoo K, Ozgediz D, Roy N, Terfera G, Ademuyiwa AO, Alayande BT, Alonso N, Anderson GA, Anyanwu SNC, Aregawi AB, Bandyopadhyay S, Banu T, Bedada AG, Belachew AG, Botelho F, Bua E, Campos LN, Dodgion C, Drejza M, Durieux ME, Dutta R, Erdene S, Vaz Ferreira R, Gathuya Z, Ghosh D, Jawa RS, Johnson WD, Khan FA, Navas Leon FJ, Long KL, Macleod JBA, Mahajan A, Maine RG, Malolos GZC, McClain CD, Nabukenya MT, Nthumba PM, Nwomeh BC, Ojuka DK, Penny N, Quiodettis MA, Rickard J, Roa L, Salgado LS, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide JO, Smith M, Starr N, Stewart RJ, Tarpley JL, Trostchansky JL, Trostchansky I, Weiser TG, Wobenjo A, Wollner E, Jayaraman S
    PLOS Glob Public Health 2023; 3(9): e0002414
    [PubMed ID: 37708095]

  • Academic global surgical competencies: A modified Delphi consensus study.
    Pawlak N, Dart C, Aguilar HS, Ameh E, Bekele A, Jimenez MF, Lakhoo K, Ozgediz D, Roy N, Terfera G, Ademuyiwa AO, Alayande BT, Alonso N, Anderson GA, Anyanwu SNC, Aregawi AB, Bandyopadhyay S, Banu T, Bedada AG, Belachew AG, Botelho F, Bua E, Campos LN, Dodgion C, Drejza M, Durieux ME, Dutta R, Erdene S, Ferreira RV, Gathuya Z, Ghosh D, Jawa RS, Johnson WD, Khan FA, Leon FJN, Long KL, Macleod JBA, Mahajan A, Maine RG, Malolos GZC, McClain CD, Nabukenya MT, Nthumba PM, Nwomeh BC, Ojuka DK, Penny N, Quiodettis MA, Rickard J, Roa L, Salgado LS, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide JO, Smith M, Starr N, Stewart RJ, Tarpley JL, Trostchansky JL, Trostchansky I, Weiser TG, Wobenjo A, Wollner E, Jayaraman S
    PLOS Glob Public Health 2023; 3(7): e0002102
    [PubMed ID: 37450426]

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