Rebecca S. Sippel, MD gives her 2018 AAS Presidential Address “Re-defining Success in Academic Surgey”.
Rebecca Sippel, M.D., FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Sippel completed her Endocrine Surgery fellowship at the University of California- San Francisco in 2007. She has a robust clinical practice and is a nationally recognized leader in the field of endocrine surgery. She is currently serving as Secretary of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and as the program director for the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. She has a highly productive clinical research program focusing on the diagnosis and management of patients with endocrine disorders and the outcomes of patients after surgery. She is currently PI on an R01 funded randomized controlled trial examining the utility of prophy-lactic central neck dissection for patients with clinically node negative thyroid cancer. This is a patient centered clinical trial specifically looking at the impact of surgery on patient reported quality of life and long-term function. She has been actively involved in the leadership of the AAS for the past 10 years and is proud to be currently serving as the President of the Association of Academic Surgery.