University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Information


John E. Scarborough, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Section Head, Emergency Surgery
  • Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
  • Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 265-3982

600 Highland Avenue
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1998
  • General Surgery Residency, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2005
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2006
  • Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2007

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Scarborough is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He specializes in emergency surgery (Acute Care Surgery), general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, lower GI (colorectal, small bowel), surgical critical care, trauma (abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, traumatic brain injury) and upper GI surgery (hepatobiliary, stomach, esophagus).

Research Interests

Dr. Scarborough’s research interest is in health services research.

Recent Publications:

    • Patient-Centered Outcome Spectrum: An Evidence-based Framework to Aid in Shared Decision-making.
    • Ingraham AM, Agarwal SK, Jung HS, Liepert AE, O'Rourke AP, Scarborough JE
    • Ann. Surg. 2017 Sep 15;
    • [PubMed ID: 28922208]
    • Effect of transfer status on outcomes for necrotizing soft tissue infections.
    • Ingraham AM, Jung HS, Liepert AE, Warner-Hillard C, Greenberg CC, Scarborough JE
    • J. Surg. Res. 2017 Dec; 220: 372-378
    • [PubMed ID: 29180205]
    • The Volume-outcome Relationship in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation and Implications for Regionalization.
    • Barbas AS, Dib MJ, Rege AS, Vikraman DS, Sudan DL, Knechtle SJ, Scarborough JE
    • Ann. Surg. 2017 Jul 22;
    • [PubMed ID: 28650358]
    • Predictors of 30-day postoperative major adverse clinical events after carotid artery stenting: An analysis of the procedure-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
    • Bennett KM, Hoch JR, Scarborough JE
    • J. Vasc. Surg. 2017 Oct; 66(4): 1093-1099
    • [PubMed ID: 28596038]
    • Current practice of thoracic outlet decompression surgery in the United States.
    • Rinehardt EK, Scarborough JE, Bennett KM
    • J. Vasc. Surg. 2017 Sep; 66(3): 858-865
    • [PubMed ID: 28579292]

All Publications on PubMed