University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rebecca M. Minter, MD

A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery

  • Division of Surgical Oncology

Rebecca M. Minter, MD, 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

    • Bridging the gap: The intersection of entrustability and perceived autonomy for surgical residents in the OR.
    • Sandhu G, Thompson-Burdine J, Matusko N, Sutzko DC, Nikolian VC, Boniakowski A, Georgoff PE, Prabhu KA, Minter RM
    • Am. J. Surg. 2018 Aug 27;
    • [PubMed ID: 30177241]
    • Improved Survival in Surgically Resected Distal Cholangiocarcinoma Treated with Adjuvant Therapy: a Propensity Score Matched Analysis.
    • Hester C, Nassour I, Adams-Huet B, Augustine M, Choti MA, Minter RM, Mansour JC, Polanco PM, Porembka MR, Wang SC, Yopp AC
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2018 Dec; 22(12): 2080-2087
    • [PubMed ID: 30030718]
    • Impact of a resident's sex on intraoperative entrustment of surgery trainees.
    • Thompson-Burdine J, Sutzko DC, Nikolian VC, Boniakowski A, Georgoff PE, Prabhu KA, Matusko N, Minter RM, Sandhu G
    • Surgery 2018 Sep; 164(3): 583-588
    • [PubMed ID: 30041964]
    • Comparative outcomes of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas: An analysis of the National Cancer Database.
    • Hester CA, Augustine MM, Choti MA, Mansour JC, Minter RM, Polanco PM, Porembka MR, Wang SC, Yopp AC
    • J Surg Oncol 2018 Jul; 118(1): 21-30
    • [PubMed ID: 29878370]
    • Alignment of Personality Is Associated With Increased Intraoperative Entrustment.
    • Sutzko DC, Boniakowski AE, Nikolian VC, Georgoff PE, Matusko N, Thompson-Burdine JA, Stoll HI, Prabhu KA, Minter RM, Sandhu G
    • Ann. Surg. 2018 May 23;
    • [PubMed ID: 29794849]

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