Clinical Information


Rebecca A. Busch, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor

• Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery
(608) 265-9574

600 Highland Ave
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792


  • BA, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 2011
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics, Madison WI, 2018
  • NIH T32 Postdoctoral Surgical Oncology Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 2015
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, 2019
  • Nestlé Nutrition Institute Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Program for Physicians, 2019

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Busch is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Surgical Critical Care, and is a recognized Physician Nutrition Specialist® by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Busch specializes in trauma, surgical critical care, surgical nutrition, and adult general surgery.

Dr. Busch provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Excision of Lipoma, Open Groin Hernia Repair, Sebaceous Cyst Removal.

Research Interests

Dr. Busch’s current research interests focus on perioperative nutrition support, nutrition support in the critically ill, and identification of nutrition risk and intervention among trauma patients.

Recent Publications

  • Revealing hidden experiences: Gendered microaggressions and surgical faculty burnout.
    Lund S, D'Angelo JD, Jogerst K, Warner SG, Busch R, D'Angelo AD
    Surgery 2022 Sep; 172(3): 885-889
    [PubMed ID: 35643829]

  • With a Little Help From My Friends: The Negating Impact of Social Community and Mentorship on Burnout.
    Lund S, D'Angelo AL, Busch R, Friberg R, D'Angelo J
    J Surg Res 2022 Oct; 278: 190-195
    [PubMed ID: 35605571]

  • A tale of two analyses: Administrative vs primary review of nutrition support team performance.
    Busch RA, Stone S, Kudsk KA
    Nutr Clin Pract 2023 Feb; 38(1): 102-107
    [PubMed ID: 35499296]

  • When Can we Feed after a Gastrointestinal Bleed?
    Busch RA, Collier BR, Kaspar MB
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2022 Jan; 24(1): 18-25
    [PubMed ID: 35147865]

  • From the Cava to the Chest: Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection.
    Johnson HR, Couillard AB, Busch RA, Long MT
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2022 Apr 01; 205(7): e14-e15
    [PubMed ID: 34784494]

All Publications on PubMed