Rebecca S Sippel, MD, FACS
- Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Professional Development
- Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
Clinic: (608) 242-2888
- Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-1387
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-3284
- 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
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.
Dr. Sippel provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, Total Thyroidectomy.
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.
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]
Doubleday AR, Sippel RS
Gland Surg 2020 Feb; 9(1): 124-135
[PubMed ID: 32206604]
Defining the competencies for laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy: An investigation of intraoperative behaviors and decisions of experts.
Madani A, Grover K, Kuo JH, Mitmaker EJ, Shen W, Beninato T, Livhits M, Smith PW, Miller BS, Sippel RS, Duh QY, Lee JA
Surgery 2020 01; 167(1): 241-249
[PubMed ID: 31653489]
Assessing American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Total Thyroidectomy in Graves' Disease.
Akram S, Elfenbein DM, Chen H, Schneider DF, Sippel RS
J. Surg. Res. 2020 01; 245: 64-71
[PubMed ID: 31401249]