Girma Tefera, MD, FACS

Professor

  • Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery
  • 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, 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

  • Postgraduate Surgical Education in East, Central, and Southern Africa: A Needs Assessment Survey.
    Elmaraghi S, Park KM, Rashidian N, Yap A, Faktor K, Ozgediz D, Borgstein E, Bekele A, Alseidi A, Tefera G
    J Am Coll Surg 2022 Oct 11;
    [PubMed ID: 36218266]

  • Decolonizing Global Surgery: Bethune Round Table, 2022 Conference on Global Surgery (virtual), June 16-18, 2022.
    Botelho F, Gripp K, Yanchar N, Naus A, Poenaru D, Baird R, Reis E, Farias L, Silva AG, Viana F, Neto JAP, Silva S, Ribeiro K, Gatto L, Faleiro MD, Fernandez MG, Salgado LS, Sampaio NZ, Faleiro MD, Mendes AL, Ferreira RV, Marcião L, Canto G, Borges J, Araújo V, Andrade G, Braga J, Bentes L, Pinto L, Ndasi HT, Amlani LM, Aminake G, Penda X, Tima S, Lechtig A, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Whyte M, Fowler-Woods M, Fowler-Woods A, Shingoose G, Hatala A, Daeninck F, Vergis A, Clouston K, Hardy K, Djadje L, Djoutsop OM, Djabo AT, Kanmounye US, Youmbi VN, Kakobo P, Djoutsop OM, Djabo AT, Kanmounye US, Tafesse S, Tamene B, Chimdesa Z, Alemayehu E, Abera B, Yifru D, Belachew FK, Tirsit A, Deyassa N, Moen BE, Sundstrøm T, Lund-Johansen M, Abebe M, Khan R, Mekasha A, Soklaridis S, Haji F, Asingei J, O'Flynn EP, O'Donovan DT, Masuka SC, Mashava D, Akello FV, Ulisubisya MM, Franco H, Njai A, Simister S, Joseph M, Woolley P, James D, Evans FM, Rai E, Roy N, Bansal V, Kamble J, Aroke A, David S, Veetil D, Soni KD, Wärnberg MG, Zadey S, Vissoci JRN, Iyer H, Zadey S, Shetty R, Zadey S, Jindal A, Iyer H, Ouma G, Shah SSNH, Hinchman C, Rayel IM, Dworkin M, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Mlinde E, Amlani LM, May CJ, Banza LN, Chokotho L, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Dworkin M, Mbomuwa F, Chidothi P, Martin C, Harrison WJ, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Chokotho L, Paek S, Amlani L, Mbomuwa F, Chidothi P, Martin C, Harrison WJ, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Chokotho L, Adégné T, Abdoulmouinou P, Amadou T, Youssouf T, Madiassa K, Younoussa DM, Moussa S, Amadou B, Hawa T, Laurent A, Jesuyajolu DA, Okeke CA, Obuh O, Jesuyajolu DA, Ehizibue PE, Ikemefula NE, Ekennia-Ebeh JO, Ibraham AA, Ikegwuonu OE, Diehl TM, Bunogerane GJ, Neal D, Ndibanje AJ, Petroze RT, Ntaganda E, Milligan L, Cairncross L, Malherbe F, Roodt L, Kyengera DK, O'Hara NN, Stockton D, Bedada A, Hsiao M, Chilisa U, Yarranton B, Chinyepi N, Azzie G, Moon J, Rehany Z, Bakhshi M, Bergeron A, Boulanger N, Watt L, Wong EG, Pawlak N, Bierema C, Ameh E, Bekele A, Jimenez MF, Lakhoo K, Roy N, Sacato H, Tefera G, Ozgediz D, Jayaraman S, Peric I, Youngson G, Ameh E, Borgstein E, O'Flynn E, CROCODILE study group , Simoes J, Kingsley PA, Sasson L, Dekel H, Sternfeld AR, Assa S, Sarid RS, Mnong'one NJ, Sharau GG, Mongella SM, Caryl WG, Goldman B, Bola R, Ngonzi J, Ujoh F, Kihumuro RB, Lett R, Torquato A, Tavares C, Lech G, Džunic A, Ujoh F, Gusa V, Apeaii R, Noor R, Bola R, Guyan IO, Christilaw J, Hodgins S, Lett R, Binda C, Heo K, Cheng S, Foggin H, Hu G, Lam S, Feng L, Labinaz A, Adams J, Livergant R, Williams S, Vasanthakumaran T, Lounes Y, Mata J, Hache P, Schamberg-Bahadori C, Monytuil A, Mayom E, Joharifard S, Joos É, Paterson A, Maswime S, Hardy A, Pearse RM, Biccard BM, African Surgical Outcomes (ASOS) group and International Surgical Outcomes (ISOS) group , Salehi M, Zivkovic I, Jatana S, Joharifard S, Joos É, Flores MJ, Brown KE, Roberts HJ, Donnelley CA, von Kaeppler EP, Eliezer E, Haonga B, Morshed S, Shearer DW
    Can J Surg 2022; 65(4 Suppl 1): S1-S18
    [PubMed ID: 35961679]

  • The American College of Surgeons as an advocate for global surgery awareness.
    Bell N, Tefera G, Melone M, Bass B
    Surgeon 2022 Feb; 20(1): 61-65
    [PubMed ID: 34961700]

  • 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 Mar; 271(3): 460-469
    [PubMed ID: 31592897]

  • American College of Surgeons Member Involvement in Global Surgery: Results from the 2015 Operation Giving Back Survey.
    Boeck MA, Goodman LF, Lin Y, Wilczak B, Tefera G
    World J Surg 2018 Jul; 42(7): 2018-2027
    [PubMed ID: 29411067]

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