Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Division of Minimally Invasive 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 research focuses on surgical education (including simulation training), clinical research in hernia care, and procedural adoption of new techniques and technologies.

Recent Publications

    • Use of error management theory to quantify and characterize residents' error recovery strategies.
    • Pugh CM, Law KE, Cohen ER, D'Angelo AD, Greenberg JA, Greenberg CC, Wiegmann DA
    • Am. J. Surg. 2019 Nov 19;
    • [PubMed ID: 31806167]
    • Long-term dysphagia resolution following POEM versus Heller myotomy for achalasia patients.
    • Shea GE, Johnson MK, Venkatesh M, Jolles SA, Prout TM, Shada AL, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO, Funk LM
    • Surg Endosc 2019 Jul 10;
    • [PubMed ID: 31292743]
    • Underrepresented Minorities are Underrepresented Among General Surgery Applicants Selected to Interview.
    • Jarman BT, Kallies KJ, Joshi ART, Smink DS, Sarosi GA, Chang L, Green JM, Greenberg JA, Melcher ML, Nfonsam V, Ramirez LD, Borgert AJ, Whiting J
    • J Surg Educ 2019 Nov - Dec; 76(6): e15-e23
    • [PubMed ID: 31175064]
    • 30-Day Outcomes After Intraoperative Leak Testing for Bariatric Surgery Patients.
    • Liu N, Cusack MC, Venkatesh M, Pontes AL, Shea G, Svoboda DC, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO, Funk LM
    • J. Surg. Res. 2019 Oct; 242: 136-144
    • [PubMed ID: 31077945]
    • Healthcare spending and utilization following antireflux surgery: examining costs and reasons for readmission.
    • Kleppe KL, Xu Y, Funk LM, Wang X, Havlena JA, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    • Surg Endosc 2020 Jan; 34(1): 240-248
    • [PubMed ID: 30953200]

All Publications on PubMed