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

  • Imaging Assessment of Pancreatic Cancer Resectability after Neoadjuvant Therapy: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review.
    Soloff E, Al-Hawary M, Desser TS, Fishman EK, Minter RM, Zins M
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 2021 Dec 01;
    [PubMed ID: 34851713]

  • Peripheral nerve blocks with liposomal bupivacaine are associated with increased opioid use compared to thoracic epidural in patients with an epigastric incision.
    Aiken TJ, Padilla E, Lemaster D, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Weber S, Minter RM, Ethier S, Abbott DE
    J Surg Oncol 2021 Oct 07;
    [PubMed ID: 34617592]

  • Facilitating Surveillance of Incidental Findings Using a Novel Reporting Template: Proof of Concept in Patients With Pancreatic Abnormalities.
    Smith WC, Khatri G, Dunn SH, Zeidan N, Browning TG, Kubiliun N, Mansour JC, Minter RM, Vu L, Coleman VL, Pedrosa I, Leyendecker JR
    J Am Coll Radiol 2021 09; 18(9): 1246-1257
    [PubMed ID: 34283988]

  • Trainee Reliance on Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    Khoury MK, Jones RE, Gee KM, Taveras LR, Boniakowski AM, Coleman DM, Abdelfattah KR, Rectenwald JE, Minter RM
    J Surg Educ 2021 Jul 12;
    [PubMed ID: 34266790]

  • A Phased Approach: The General Surgery Experience Adopting Entrustable Professional Activities in the United States.
    Lindeman B, Brasel K, Minter RM, Buyske J, Grambau M, Sarosi G
    Acad Med 2021 07 01; 96(7S): S9-S13
    [PubMed ID: 34183596]

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