Edward Quebbeman, MD, PhD

Edward J. Quebbeman, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

General Interests

Liver surgery, tumor cryoablation, surgical critical care


University of Illinois (MD, MS), Medical College of Wisconsin (PhD), General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin (Residency), Physiology Research (NIH), Medical College of Wisconsin (Fellowship)


Dr. Quebbeman joined the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 1974. He received his Doctor of Medicine as well as a Master of Science in Physiology in 1972 from University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Quebbeman completed his residency in General Surgery at MCW in 1978, as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship in Physiology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology. This led him to become the head of the surgical ICU for many years.

During his career, Dr. Quebbeman served as the Assistant Chief of Surgery, as well as the Section Chief for General Surgery, at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center. He proudly participated in the first liver transplants in Wisconsin. Additionally, he developed liver cryoablation and a busy liver resection practice including isolated liver perfusion and hepatic artery infusion. Dr. Quebbeman maintained an active practice in general surgery and trauma surgery at Froedtert Hospital and general surgery at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Quebbeman’s clinical practice included advanced and innovative treatments for cancer of the abdomen and gastrointestinal tract. He published over 100 articles on a wide range of topics.