University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
  • Divisions of General Surgery
  • Program Director, Divisions of General Surgery Residency Program
(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:

    • How bariatric surgery affects liver volume and fat density in NAFLD patients.
    • Luo RB, Suzuki T, Hooker JC, Covarrubias Y, Schlein A, Liu S, Schwimmer JB, Reeder SB, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Campos GM, Sandler BJ, Horgan S, Sirlin CB, Jacobsen GR
    • Surg Endosc 2017 Dec 07;
    • [PubMed ID: 29218660]
    • From Open to MIS: Robotic Surgery Enables Surgeons to Do More With Less.
    • Greenberg JA
    • Ann. Surg. 2017 Nov 29;
    • [PubMed ID: 29194082]
    • Prospective evaluation of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate mesh in CDC class I/high-risk ventral and incisional hernia repair: 18-month follow-up.
    • Roth JS, Anthone GJ, Selzer DJ, Poulose BK, Bittner JG, Hope WW, Dunn RM, Martindale RG, Goldblatt MI, Earle DB, Romanelli JR, Mancini GJ, Greenberg JA, Linn JG, Parra-Davila E, Sandler BJ, Deeken CR, Voeller GR
    • Surg Endosc 2017 Oct 23;
    • [PubMed ID: 29063307]
    • Modeling Surgical Technical Skill Using Expert Assessment for Automated Computer Rating.
    • Azari DP, Frasier LL, Quamme SRP, Greenberg CC, Pugh CM, Greenberg JA, Radwin RG
    • Ann. Surg. 2017 Sep 06;
    • [PubMed ID: 28885509]
    • Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    • Shada AL, Stem M, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    • Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017 Jul 29;
    • [PubMed ID: 28869165]

All Publications on PubMed