OUR TEAM

 

Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

Associate Professor
Morgridge Endowed Professor of Vascular Surgery


Dr. Schwarze is a board-certified vascular surgeon and medical ethicist. She is a nationally recognized expert in surgical decision making, informed consent, palliative and end-of-life care.

Her research focuses on improving communication between older adults and clinicians so that patients can avoid unwanted treatment and make decisions that align with their values, preferences and goals.

Contact Gretchen:

schwarze@surgery.wisc.edu
phone: (608) 265-4420

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Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

Associate Professor
Morgridge Endowed Professor of Vascular Surgery

Anne Buffington, mph

Associate Researcher 

buffington@surgery.wisc.edu
office phone:  (608) 265-4443

Nathan Baggett, md

Researcher

baggett@surgery.wisc.edu

elle kalbfell, mD

general surgery resident

ekalbfell@uwhealth.org

 

 

Amy ZELENSKI, Phd

assistant professor

zelenski@medicine.wisc.edu

Kyle Bushaw, MA

Research specialist

bushaw@wisc.edu
office phone:  (608) 265-2904


PREVIOUS team members

christopher zimmermann, md

general surgery resident

Lauren
taylor, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery fellow

MIchael
Nabozny, MD

Trauma surgeon
Rochester, New York

 

The PATIENT PREFERENCES PROJECT

Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

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