Rebecca S Sippel, MD, FACS

Professor

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

sippel@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 263-1387

  • 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

  • Discovering domains important to health-related quality of life in differentiated thyroid cancer.
    Hsiao V, Hanlon BM, Robbins SE, Connor NP, Macdonald CL, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    Am J Surg 2022 May 30;
    [PubMed ID: 35660082]

  • Corrigendum to The optimal dosing scheme for levothyroxine after thyroidectomy: A comprehensive comparison and evaluation [Surgery. 2019 Jan;165(1):92-98.].
    Zaborek NA, Cheng A, Imbus JR, Long KL, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    Surgery 2022 Jul; 172(1): 477
    [PubMed ID: 35483991]

  • Evaluating Discrimination of ACS-NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator in Thyroidectomy Patients.
    Hsiao V, Elfenbein DM, Pitt SC, Long KL, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    J Surg Res 2022 03; 271: 137-144
    [PubMed ID: 34896939]

  • Time Heals Most Wounds - Perceptions of Thyroidectomy Scars in Patients With Thyroid Cancer.
    Bach K, Prince S, Pitt SC, Robbins S, Connor NP, Macdonald C, Sippel RS, Long KL
    J Surg Res 2022 02; 270: 437-443
    [PubMed ID: 34798426]

  • Do Ultrasound Patterns and Clinical Parameters Inform the Probability of Thyroid Cancer Predicted by Molecular Testing in Nodules with Indeterminate Cytology?
    Figge JJ, Gooding WE, Steward DL, Yip L, Sippel RS, Yang SP, Scheri RP, Sipos JA, Mandel SJ, Mayson SE, Burman KD, Folek JM, Haugen BR, Sosa JA, Parameswaran R, Tan WB, Nikiforov YE, Carty SE
    Thyroid 2021 11; 31(11): 1673-1682
    [PubMed ID: 34340592]

All Publications on PubMed