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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Madison WI 53792-7375


  • 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

  • Enhancing the Value of Surgical Entrustable Professional Activities through Integrative Learning Analytics.
    Krecko LK, Jung S, Martin S, Krebsbach C, Rosser AA, Stahl C, Varley P, Greenberg J, Minter RM
    J Surg Educ 2023 Aug 17;
    [PubMed ID: 37596105]

  • Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Results of a National Pilot Study.
    Brasel KJ, Lindeman B, Jones A, Sarosi GA, Minter R, Klingensmith ME, Whiting J, Borgstrom D, Buyske J, Mellinger JD
    Ann Surg 2023 Oct 01; 278(4): 578-586
    [PubMed ID: 37436883]

  • A Combined DNA/RNA-based Next-Generation Sequencing Platform to Improve the Classification of Pancreatic Cysts and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Arising From Pancreatic Cysts.
    Nikiforova MN, Wald AI, Spagnolo DM, Melan MA, Grupillo M, Lai YT, Brand RE, O'Broin-Lennon AM, McGrath K, Park WG, Pfau PR, Polanco PM, Kubiliun N, DeWitt J, Easler JJ, Dam A, Mok SR, Wallace MB, Kumbhari V, Boone BA, Marsh W, Thakkar S, Fairley KJ, Afghani E, Bhat Y, Ramrakhiani S, Nasr J, Skef W, Thiruvengadam NR, Khalid A, Fasanella K, Chennat J, Das R, Singh H, Sarkaria S, Slivka A, Gabbert C, Sawas T, Tielleman T, Vanderveldt HD, Tavakkoli A, Smith LM, Smith K, Bell PD, Hruban RH, Paniccia A, Zureikat A, Lee KK, Ongchin M, Zeh H, Minter R, He J, Nikiforov YE, Singhi AD
    Ann Surg 2023 Oct 01; 278(4): e789-e797
    [PubMed ID: 37212422]

  • Implementation of entrustable professional activities into fellowship council accredited programs: a pilot project.
    Hanson MN, Pryor AD, Jeyarajah DR, Minter RM, Mattar SG, Scott DJ, Brunt LM, Cummings M, Vassiliou M, Feldman LS, FC EPA Pilot Working Group
    Surg Endosc 2023 Apr; 37(4): 3191-3200
    [PubMed ID: 35974253]

  • TrustEd: A Tool for Developing Intraoperative Entrustment Skills.
    Stoeckl EM, Garren ME, Nishii A, Evans J, Minter RM, Sandhu G, Jung SA
    J Surg Educ 2022; 79(3): 574-578
    [PubMed ID: 34972669]

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