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

  • The Association Between Incorrect Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis and in-Hospital Surgical Site Infections - A Prospective Observational Study.
    Tefera GM, Feyisa BB, Taye GM, Tesfaye Umeta G, Negash Bereded F, Dinsa Ayeno H, Alemayehu Gadisa D, Melaku Kebede T
    Infect Drug Resist 2020; 13: 3063-3072
    [PubMed ID: 33061468]

  • Predictors of prolonged length of hospital stay and in-hospital mortality among adult patients admitted at the surgical ward of Jimma University medical center, Ethiopia: prospective observational study.
    Tefera GM, Feyisa BB, Umeta GT, Kebede TM
    J Pharm Policy Pract 2020; 13: 24
    [PubMed ID: 32549990]

  • Drug Therapy Problems and the Role of Clinical Pharmacist in Surgery Ward: Prospective Observational and Interventional Study.
    Tefera GM, Zeleke AZ, Jima YM, Kebede TM
    Drug Healthc Patient Saf 2020; 12: 71-83
    [PubMed ID: 32440225]

  • Academic Partnerships in Global Surgery: An Overview American Surgical Association Working Group on Academic Global Surgery.
    Debas H, Alatise OI, Balch CM, Brennan M, Cusack J, Donkor P, Jaffe BM, Mazariegos GV, Mock C, Mutiibwa D, Numann P, Nyagatuba JKM, O'Neill JA, Tarpley JL, Tesfaye S, Tefera G, Tuttle TM
    Ann Surg 2020 03; 271(3): 460-469
    [PubMed ID: 31592897]

  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Knowledge-Transfer Interventions on Animal Health Knowledge of Rural Working Equid Owners in Central Ethiopia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Stringer AP, Christley RM, Bell CE, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL
    Front Vet Sci 2018; 5: 282
    [PubMed ID: 30515382]

All Publications on PubMed