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General Surgery Residency Team

Program Leaders

Benjamin Jarman

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

Jacob R. Peschman, MD

Jacob R. Peschman, MD
Associate 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


Trudy Johnson
General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
(608) 775-2431
tdjohnso@gundersenhealth.org

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
  • Irina Shakhnovich, MD, vascular surgery
  • Adam Brinkman, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Jeffery DuBois, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Johnathan Kohler, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Hau Le, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Charley Leys, MD, pediatric surgery
  • Peter Nichols, MD, pediatric surgery

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

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

Team C: Acute care surgery, critical care and trauma

  • Brendon Esquibel, MD
  • Mason G. Fisher, MD
  • Jacob R. Peschman, 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
  • Mei Li Kwong, MD, surgical oncology
  • 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

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