Rebecca S Sippel, MD, FACS
- Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Professional Development
- Chair, Division of Endocrine Surgery
- 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.
Longitudinal experience of patients with post-thyroidectomy vocal cord paralysis.
Chiu A, Damico C, Bach K, Arroyo N, Sippel R, Francis DO
Am J Surg 2023 Apr; 225(4): 685-689
[PubMed ID: 36257853]
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 Oct; 224(4): 1176-1178
[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 Mar; 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 Feb; 270: 437-443
[PubMed ID: 34798426]