Stephanie A. Savage, MD, MS


  • Director of Emergency General Surgery
  • Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery
(608) 262-6246

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Residency, General Surgery, UTHSCSA/Wilford Hall Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Memphis
  • MS, Bioepidemiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Savage is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Her clinical practice focuses on care of the acute injured patient, the management of emergent general surgical diseases and providing critical care in the Intensive Care Unit setting. Dr. Savage is nationally recognized and serves on multiple committees for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Western Trauma Association, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the American Board of Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Savage’s research interests focus on massive hemorrhage and the interaction between abnormal clot formation and inflammation following injury. Dr. Savage is also well-published in research surrounding Emergency General Surgery grading systems and management.

Recent Publications

  • Surgical Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
    Soldner T, Bakke K, Savage S
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 2024 Apr; 34(2): 301-316
    [PubMed ID: 38395485]

  • Emergency general surgery verification: Quality improvement and the case for optimal resources and process standards.
    Coleman JJ, Davis KA, Savage SA, Staudenmayer K, Coimbra R
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2024 Jan 01; 96(1): e1-e4
    [PubMed ID: 37678150]

  • Management of blunt splenic injury: down the rabbit hole and into the bucket.
    Savage SA
    Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2023; 8(Suppl 1): e001119
    [PubMed ID: 37082308]

  • Admission Thromboelastography at the Intersection of Traumatic Coagulopathy and Inflammation: A Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) Study Subanalysis.
    Savage SA, Zarzaur BL, Fox EE, Wade CE, Carney PR, Do TV, Holcomb JB
    J Am Coll Surg 2023 Aug 01; 237(2): 259-269
    [PubMed ID: 36919936]

  • Empiric tranexamic acid use provides no benefit in urgent orthopedic surgery following injury.
    Carr B, Li SW, Hill JG, Feizpour C, Zarzaur BL, Savage S
    Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2023; 8(1): e001054
    [PubMed ID: 36919025]

All Publications on PubMed