Luke Funk, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Director of MIS Research
  • Chief of General Surgery, William S. Middleton VA 
  • Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Luke Funk’s CV
Clinic: (608) 263-7502

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-1036

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-0001


  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2005
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Funk is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for bariatric and metabolic surgery, esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias, and gall bladder disorders.

Research Interests

Dr. Funk’s research focuses on national patterns of surgical care, access to surgical care and improving the quality of surgical care. He also studies obesity treatment and the decision-making involved in the care of obese patients. He conducts his research at the University of Wisconsin and VA Hospitals.

Recent Publications

  • Unnecessary use of radiology studies in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias: a retrospective cohort study.
    Liu N, Prout TM, Xu Y, Smith J, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Shada AL, Lidor AO
    Surg Endosc 2020 Sep 09;
    [PubMed ID: 32909205]

  • Comment on: Predictors of postoperative emergency department visits without readmission after laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
    Liu N, Funk LM
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2020 Jul 09;
    [PubMed ID: 32753301]

  • A Qualitative Study of the System-level Barriers to Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration.
    Funk LM, Alagoz E, Jolles SA, Shea GE, Gunter RL, Raffa SD, Voils CI
    Ann. Surg. 2020 May 19;
    [PubMed ID: 32886462]

  • Long-term opioid use after bariatric surgery.
    Maciejewski ML, Smith VA, Berkowitz TSZ, Arterburn DE, Bradley KA, Olsen MK, Liu CF, Livingston EH, Funk LM, Mitchell JE
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2020 Aug; 16(8): 1100-1110
    [PubMed ID: 32507657]

  • Prospective comparison of longitudinal change in hepatic proton density fat fraction (PDFF) estimated by magnitude-based MRI (MRI-M) and complex-based MRI (MRI-C).
    Mamidipalli A, Fowler KJ, Hamilton G, Wolfson T, Covarrubias Y, Tran C, Fazeli S, Wiens CN, McMillan A, Artz NS, Funk LM, Campos GM, Greenberg JA, Gamst A, Middleton MS, Schwimmer JB, Reeder SB, Sirlin CB
    Eur Radiol 2020 Sep; 30(9): 5120-5129
    [PubMed ID: 32318847]

All Publications on PubMed