Margaret "Gretchen" Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS
- Division of Vascular Surgery
- Morgridge Professor in Vascular Surgery
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-3284
- MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1995
- MPP, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, 1995
- Residency in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1996-2002
- Research Fellowship, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Boston, MA, 1998-2000
- Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2002-2004
- Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 2003-2004
Dr. Schwarze specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery. She is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.
Dr. Schwarze provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair – Endovascular, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair – Open, Amputation, Angioplasty With Stent Placement, Carotid Endartecotomy, Carotid Stenting, Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Peripheral Artery Bypass, Varicose Vein Treatment.
Dr. Schwarze is a board-certified vascular surgeon and medical ethicist. She is a nationally recognized expert in surgical decision making, informed consent, advance directives and end-of-life care.
Her research focuses on improving communication between older patients and their surgeons so that patients can avoid unwanted treatment and make decisions that align with their values, preferences and goals.
Best Case/Worst Case: ICU (COVID-19)-A Tool to Communicate with Families of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19.
Schwarze ML, Zelenski A, Baggett ND, Kalbfell E, Ljumani F, Silverman E, Campbell TC
Palliat Med Rep 2020; 1(1): 3-4
[PubMed ID: 32856022]
Practical Guide to Qualitative Analysis.
Schwarze ML, Kaji AH, Ghaferi AA
JAMA Surg 2020 Mar 01; 155(3): 252-253
[PubMed ID: 31995144]
Opportunities to Improve Shared Decision Making in Dialysis Decisions for Older Adults with Life-Limiting Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study.
Zimmermann CJ, Jhagroo RA, Wakeen M, Schueller K, Zelenski A, Tucholka JL, Fox DA, Baggett ND, Buffington A, Campbell TC, Johnson SK, Schwarze ML
J Palliat Med 2020 May; 23(5): 627-634
[PubMed ID: 31930929]
Effectiveness of a Question Prompt List Intervention for Older Patients Considering Major Surgery: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial.
Schwarze ML, Buffington A, Tucholka JL, Hanlon B, Rathouz PJ, Marka N, Taylor LJ, Zimmermann CJ, Kata A, Baggett ND, Fox DA, Schmick AE, Berlin A, Glass NE, Mosenthal AC, Finlayson E, Cooper Z, Brasel KJ
JAMA Surg 2019 Oct 30;
[PubMed ID: 31664452]
"Like a Normal Person Again": A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Headache Surgery.
Afifi AM, Schwarze ML, Stilp EK, Orne J, Smith JP, Abd-Elsayed AA, Anderson BM, Salem A, Macdonald CL, Israel JS
Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 10; 144(4): 956-964
[PubMed ID: 31568311]