Associate Professor of Surgery
Departments of Surgery and Medical Education
University of Michigan
Rebecca M. Minter, M.D., is the Division Chief for the Division of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Section of General Surgery. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, and also serves as the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency, and Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Minter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 1992. She received her M.D. degree in 1996, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and went on to general surgery residency training at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Minter completed a two year research fellowship in molecular biology and gene therapy for the treatment of acute inflammatory conditions in 2000, and completed her general surgery residency in June of 2003. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan shortly thereafter in July of 2003. Her clinical practice is focused in the areas of pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery, with a particular focus on minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of these diseases. She has a particular interest in the management and treatment of benign and neoplastic diseases of the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, and pancreatitis. Dr. Minter’s research efforts are primarily focused within the domain of surgical education. This work is focused on the development of training frameworks which explicitly define progressive entrustment and the development of autonomy. In addition, she is involved in national curricular reform efforts targeting critical transitions in surgical training to ensure readiness of entering and finishing surgical trainees. Dr. Minter holds national leadership positions in multiple societies in recognition of her work in the field of surgical education.