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

    • The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Consensus Paper on the Surgical Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
    • Howe JR, Merchant NB, Conrad C, Keutgen XM, Hallet J, Drebin JA, Minter RM, Lairmore TC, Tseng JF, Zeh HJ, Libutti SK, Singh G, Lee JE, Hope TA, Kim MK, Menda Y, Halfdanarson TR, Chan JA, Pommier RF
    • Pancreas 2020 Jan; 49(1): 1-33
    • [PubMed ID: 31856076]
    • Association of intraoperative entrustment with clinical competency amongst general surgery residents.
    • Ji S, Hwang C, Karmakar M, Matusko N, Thompson-Burdine J, Williams AM, Leininger L, Minter RM, Sandhu G
    • Am. J. Surg. 2019 Dec 13;
    • [PubMed ID: 31870532]
    • Natural history and cost analysis of surgical bypass versus endoscopic stenting for the palliative management of malignant gastric outlet obstruction.
    • Fisher AV, Hanlon B, Fernandes-Taylor S, Schumacher JR, Lawson EH, Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM, Minter RM, Weber SM, Abbott DE
    • HPB (Oxford) 2019 Sep 10;
    • [PubMed ID: 31519358]
    • Academic Advancement in Global Surgery: Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure: Recommendations From the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery.
    • Wren SM, Balch CM, Doherty GM, Finlayson SR, Kauffman GL, Kibbe MR, Haider AH, Minter RM, Mock C, Muguti GI, Numann PJ, Olutoye OO, Roy N, Weigel RJ
    • Ann. Surg. 2020 Feb; 271(2): 279-282
    • [PubMed ID: 31356270]
    • 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]

All Publications on PubMed