University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

    • Greater faculty familiarity with residents improves intraoperative entrustment.
    • Sandhu G, Thompson J, Matusko N, Sutzko DC, Nikolian VC, Boniakowski AE, Georgoff PE, Prabhu KA, Minter RM
    • Am. J. Surg. 2019 Jun 12;
    • [PubMed ID: 31221455]
    • Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Development and Implementation.
    • Brasel KJ, Klingensmith ME, Englander R, Grambau M, Buyske J, Sarosi G, Minter R
    • J Surg Educ 2019 Apr 24;
    • [PubMed ID: 31029575]
    • Predictors and outcomes of converted minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy: a propensity score matched analysis.
    • Hester CA, Nassour I, Christie A, Augustine MM, Mansour JC, Polanco PM, Porembka MR, Shoultz TH, Wang SC, Yopp AC, Zeh HJ, Minter RM
    • Surg Endosc 2019 Apr 23;
    • [PubMed ID: 31016458]
    • Got Milk? Design and Implementation of a Lactation Support Program for Surgeons.
    • Livingston-Rosanoff D, Shubeck SP, Kanters AE, Dossett LA, Minter RM, Wilke LG
    • Ann. Surg. 2019 Jul; 270(1): 31-32
    • [PubMed ID: 30921050]
    • Entrustable Professional Activities: The Future of Competency-based Education in Surgery May Already Be Here.
    • Greenberg JA, Minter RM
    • Ann. Surg. 2019 Mar; 269(3): 407-408
    • [PubMed ID: 30570541]

All Publications on PubMed