Girma Tefera, MD, FACS


  • Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Vice Chair of Global Surgery
(608) 265-4420

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


  • 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

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management and Treatment Outcome at Medical Ward of Shashemene Referral Hospital, Ethiopia: A Retrospective Study.
    Taye GM, Bacha AJ, Taye FA, Bule MH, Tefera GM
    Clin Med Insights Endocrinol Diabetes 2021; 14: 11795514211004957
    [PubMed ID: 33911912]

  • Clinical Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes, and its Predictors Among Hospitalized Stroke Patients in Ambo University Referral Hospital, West Ethiopia: A Retrospective Hospital-Based Study.
    Gadisa DA, Busawa GB, Gebremariam ET, Tefera GM, Belete KT, Taye GM, Meskele LB, Gudeta BM, Gelaw BK
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 2020; 16: 591-604
    [PubMed ID: 33447039]

  • Routine health management information system data in Ethiopia: consistency, trends, and challenges.
    Adane A, Adege TM, Ahmed MM, Anteneh HA, Ayalew ES, Berhanu D, Berhanu N, Beyene MG, Bhattacharya A, Bishaw T, Cherinet E, Dereje M, Desta TH, Dibabe A, Firew HS, Gebrehiwot F, Gebreyohannes E, Gella Z, Girma A, Halefom Z, Jama SF, Kemal B, Kiflom A, Källestål C, Lemma S, Mazengiya YD, Mekete K, Mengesha M, Nega MW, Otoro IA, Schellenberg J, Taddele T, Tefera G, Teketel A, Tesfaye M, Tsegaye T, Woldesenbet K, Wondarad Y, Yosuf ZM, Zealiyas K, Zeweli MH, Persson LÅ, Janson A
    Glob Health Action 2021 01 01; 14(1): 1868961
    [PubMed ID: 33446081]

  • Self-Reported Morbidity and Health-Seeking Behavior and its Predictors Among a Geriatric Population in Western Ethiopia: Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study.
    Feyisa BB, Deyaso SF, Tefera GM
    Int J Gen Med 2020; 13: 1381-1393
    [PubMed ID: 33324085]

  • COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Prevention Practices Among People with Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus Attending Public Health Facilities in Ambo, Ethiopia.
    Melesie Taye G, Bose L, Beressa TB, Tefera GM, Mosisa B, Dinsa H, Birhanu A, Umeta G
    Infect Drug Resist 2020; 13: 4203-4214
    [PubMed ID: 33262615]

All Publications on PubMed