Faculty Scholars Program

Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP

Class of 2011
  • Morgridge Endowed Professor of Surgery
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Scholar Project

Dr. Schwarze is the Morgridge Endowed Professor of Surgery n the Departments of Surgery and Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on decision making for high-stakes decisions, primarily surgery and other life supporting treatments. Most of her research is empirical in nature, using observational and interventional studies to improve care.

Dr. Schwarze is a member of the NAM Emerging Leaders Forum in Health and Medicine and a long-time member of the ethics committee at the American College of Surgeons.

Currently, Dr. Schwarze’s work is funded by the NIH, The Greenwall Foundation, and a Vilas Mid-Career investigators award from the University of Wisconsin. She recently completed a large randomized clinical trial of a question prompt list intervention funded by PCORI.

This link highlights another interventional strategy that she has developed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnS3K44sbu0

For more information, visit: https://www.surgery.wisc.edu/research/researchers-labs/the-patient-preferences-project/

Ethical Issues in High Risk Surgery with a Focus on Advance Directives

Grant Cycle: 2007-2008

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