Rebecca S Sippel, MD, FACS

Professor

  • Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Professional Development
  • Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery

sippel@surgery.wisc.edu
Clinic: (608) 242-2888

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-1387

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Education

  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2006
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Endocrine Surgery Research Lab, 2001-2003
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of California- San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sippel is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer). She has a special interest in treating patients with Graves’ disease, hyperparathyroidism and recurrent thyroid cancer.

Research Interests

Dr. Sippel conducts translational research at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research program investigates the development and treatment of endocrine tumors with a special interest in thyroid cancer. She also conducts clinical research working on improving the care and outcomes of patients with endocrine tumors. Dr. Sippel is also interested in improving patient education and decision making related to the treatment of Graves’ Disease.

Recent Publications

  • Hormonal Evaluation of Incidental Adrenal Masses: The Exception, Not the Rule.
    Kirsch MJ, Hsu KT, Lee MH, Pickhardt PJ, Kim DH, Sippel RS, Dedhia PH
    World J Surg 2020 Jul 10;
    [PubMed ID: 32651604]

  • What is the experience of our patients with transient hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy?
    Doubleday AR, Robbins SE, Macdonald CL, Elfenbein DM, Connor NP, Sippel RS
    Surgery 2020 Jul 09;
    [PubMed ID: 32654859]

  • Outcomes after completion thyroidectomy versus total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer: A single-center experience.
    Dedhia PH, Stoeckl EM, McDow AD, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Long KL
    J Surg Oncol 2020 May 28;
    [PubMed ID: 32468708]

  • Utility of the 10 Hounsfield unit threshold for identifying adrenal adenomas: Can we improve?
    Kirsch MJ, Kohli MW, Long KL, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Dedhia PH
    Am. J. Surg. 2020 Apr 21;
    [PubMed ID: 32359690]

  • Online Information for Treatment for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: Assessment of Timeliness, Content, Quality, and Readability.
    Doubleday AR, Novin S, Long KL, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Pitt SC
    J Cancer Educ 2020 Feb 27;
    [PubMed ID: 32108292]

All Publications on PubMed