University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
(608) 263-1036

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2007
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2010
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, 2011

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Greenberg is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery. In addition, he uses minimally invasive techniques to treat inguinal and ventral hernias and disorders of the gallbladder.

Research Interests

Dr. Greenberg’s principal research interest focuses on simulation as well as surgical education and training.

Recent Publications

    • Use of a Fibrin Sealant Patch at Cesarean for Conservative Management of Morbidly Adherent Placenta.
    • Greenberg JA, Robinson JN, Carabuena JM, Farber MK, Carusi DA
    • AJP Rep 2018 Oct; 8(4): e325-e327
    • [PubMed ID: 30443434]
    • Examining the Impact of Using the SIMPL Application on Feedback in Surgical Education.
    • Gunderson K, Sullivan S, Warner-Hillard C, Thompson R, Greenberg JA, Foley EF, Jung HS
    • J Surg Educ 2018 Nov; 75(6): e246-e254
    • [PubMed ID: 30213738]
    • Discussion: A Current Review of Hybrid Meshes in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.
    • Greenberg JA
    • Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2018 Sep; 142(3S Current Concepts in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction): 97S-98S
    • [PubMed ID: 30138276]
    • Large-Field-of-View Visualization Utilizing Multiple Miniaturized Cameras for Laparoscopic Surgery.
    • Kim JJ, Watras A, Liu H, Zeng Z, Greenberg JA, Heise CP, Hu YH, Jiang H
    • Micromachines (Basel) 2018 Aug 25; 9(9)
    • [PubMed ID: 30424364]
    • Chocolate intake and heart disease and stroke in the Women's Health Initiative: a prospective analysis.
    • Greenberg JA, Manson JE, Neuhouser ML, Tinker L, Eaton C, Johnson KC, Shikany JM
    • Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2018 Jul 01; 108(1): 41-48
    • [PubMed ID: 29931040]

All Publications on PubMed