William D Turnipseed, MD, FACS

Professor Emeritus

  • Division of Vascular Surgery

(608) 265-4420

600 Highland
BX7375 Clinical Science Center-H4
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1969
  • Internship and Residency, NIH Academic Trainee, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1969-1974
  • Fellowship, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1974-1975

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Turnipseed is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of added qualifications in vascular surgery. He was the chief of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery service at UW Hospital and Clinics. His clinical specialties include less invasive aortic surgical techniques, diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease, clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging, venous surgery, diagnosis and management of thoracic outlet syndrome, and management of athletic overuse injury, such as chronic compartment syndrome.

Dr. Turnipseed is the director of noninvasive peripheral vascular diagnostic facilities at UW Hospital and West Side Clinics.

Research Interests

Dr. Turnipseed has research interests in the development of less invasive surgical techniques for treatment of complex aortic and visceral branch arterial disease, the prevention of stroke, and the development of a Vascular and Cardiac Disease Center.

Recent Publications

  • Chronic compartment syndrome secondary to venous hypertension: fasciectomy for symptom relief.
    Engelbert TL, Turnipseed WD
    Ann Vasc Surg 2014 Oct; 28(7): 1798.e11-4
    [PubMed ID: 24911798]

  • The social media: its impact on a vascular surgery practice.
    Turnipseed WD
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013 Apr; 47(3): 169-71
    [PubMed ID: 23427284]

  • Foot claudication with plantar flexion as a result of dorsalis pedis artery impingement in an Irish dancer.
    Smith BK, Engelbert T, Turnipseed WD
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Jul; 58(1): 212-4
    [PubMed ID: 23352357]

  • Phase II open label, multi-center clinical trial of modulation of intermediate endpoint biomarkers by 1α-hydroxyvitamin D2 in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer and high grade pin.
    Gee J, Bailey H, Kim K, Kolesar J, Havighurst T, Tutsch KD, See W, Cohen MB, Street N, Levan L, Jarrard D, Wilding G
    Prostate 2013 Jun; 73(9): 970-8
    [PubMed ID: 23335089]

  • Popliteal entrapment in runners.
    Turnipseed WD
    Clin Sports Med 2012 Apr; 31(2): 321-8
    [PubMed ID: 22341020]

All Publications on PubMed