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

  • 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]

  • Hyperthyroidism.
    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]

All Publications on PubMed