Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS

A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery

  • Division of Surgical Oncology

Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS, is the A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Prior to her move to the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Minter held successive leadership roles at the University of Texas Southwestern and the University of Michigan, including serving as Chief of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Section/Division at both institutions.
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  • MD, UT Southwestern Medical School, 1996
  • Fellowship, University of Florida College of Medicine, Molecular Biology, 2000
  • Residency, University of Florida College of Medicine, Surgery, 2003

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Minter is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Her clinical practice is focused in the areas of pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery. She has a particular interest in the management and treatment of benign and neoplastic diseases of the pancreas. Dr. Minter is recognized as a clinical leader in her field and presently serves as the President of the Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, current Chair of the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association Education and Training Committee, and is an Associate Editor of the journal HPB.

Research Interests

Dr. Minter’s research efforts are primarily focused within the domain of surgical education. This work is focused on the development of training frameworks which explicitly define progressive entrustment and the development of autonomy. Dr. Minter holds national leadership positions in multiple societies in recognition of her work in the field of surgical education and academic surgery, and is the immediate past President of the Society of University Surgeons and the Fellowship Council.

Recent Publications

  • OpTrust: An Effective Educational Bundle for Enhancing Faculty-resident Intraoperative Entrustment.
    Sandhu G, Thompson-Burdine J, Dombrowski J, Sutzko DC, Nikolian VC, Boniakowski A, Georgoff PE, Matusko N, Prabhu K, Minter RM
    Ann Surg 2021 06 01; 273(6): e255-e261
    [PubMed ID: 33979313]

  • Gender Differences in Entrustable Professional Activity Evaluations of General Surgery Residents.
    Padilla EP, Stahl CC, Jung SA, Rosser AA, Schwartz PB, Aiken T, Acher AW, Abbott DE, Greenberg JA, Minter RM
    Ann Surg 2021 Apr 14;
    [PubMed ID: 33856381]

  • Barriers and opportunities in HPB training.
    Guest RV, Minter RM
    HPB (Oxford) 2021 Jun; 23(6): 815-816
    [PubMed ID: 33903048]

  • Clinical and Cost Profile of Controlled Grade B Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula: Rationale for Their Consideration as Low Risk.
    Acher AW, Stahl C, Barrett JR, Schwartz PB, Aiken T, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Minter RM, Leverson G, Weber SM, Abbott DE
    J Gastrointest Surg 2021 Feb 08;
    [PubMed ID: 33555526]

  • Changing Medical Education When Change Is Hard: Implementing an Interdepartmental Entrustable Professional Activity.
    Collins E, Stahl C, Schnapp B, Westergaard M, Greenberg J, Jung S, Rosser A, Minter R, Hamedani A, Kraut A
    AEM Educ Train 2021 Jul; 5(3): e10561
    [PubMed ID: 34124509]

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