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General Surgery Residency Team

Program Leaders

Benjamin Jarman

Benjamin T. Jarman, MD, FACS
Program Director of General Surgery Residency

Melissa K. Johnson, MD

Melissa K. Johnson, MD
Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency

Lee J. Trombetta, MD

Lee J. Trombetta, MD
Surgical Skills Lab Director


Kerry Boyle
Interim General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
(608) 775-2431
[email protected]

Faculty

The Surgery department encompasses general surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery and bariatric surgery.

Because of their teaching responsibilities, many of these surgeons are clinical adjunct professors of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

General Surgery is divided into the following teams:

Team A: Vascular and pediatric surgery

  • Clark A. Davis, MD, vascular surgery
  • Luke Pesonen, MD, vascular surgery
  • Laura Peterson, MD, vascular surgery
  • Irina Shakhnovich, MD, vascular surgery
  • Jeffery Du Bois, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Kevin Riggle, MD, pediatric surgery

Team B: Bariatric, colorectal, foregut, GI and hernia

  • Brandon T. Grover, DO, general, bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Michitaka Kawata, MD, general, colon and rectal surgery
  • Kate Mellion, MD, general, bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • David Nelms, MD, general, colon and rectal surgery
  • Joshua D. Pfeiffer, MD, general, bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery

Team C: Acute care surgery, critical care and trauma

  • Mason G. Fisher, MD
  • Jamie L. Prather, MD
  • Christine J. Waller, MD

Team D: General Surgery—breast, colorectal, endocrine, GI, hepatobiliary and pancreas

  • Benjamin T. Jarman, MD, general, hernia, laparoscopic surgery and colon and rectal
  • Mel K. Johnson, MD, general, breast and laparoscopic surgery
  • Stephen B. Shapiro, MD, general, endocrine, laparoscopic and oncologic surgery
  • Travis J. Smith, MD, general, laparoscopic and hepatobiliary
  • Leroy J. Trombetta, MD, general, breast and laparoscopic surgery

Team E: Chief surgery resident service

  • This service is staffed by the attending surgeons and is the responsibility of our chief residents.

Residents

what to expect

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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