- X_Eberhard A. Mack, MD, FACS
Experience & Excellence
Dr. Mack is an award-winning surgeon and endocrinologist who is internationally respected for pioneering innovative treatments of gallstone disease and breast cancer. Despite the many plaques of commendation on his office wall, though, Dr. Mack is most proud of his commitment to patient comfort.
“Nobody talks about the little things that go into making patients more comfortable, but those are some of the most important things a doctor can know,” he says. “When I taught medical students, I held Saturday meetings just so we could talk about how to make the patient as comfortable as possible.”
As a surgeon with Associated Physicians, Dr. Mack performs surgery at Meriter Hospital. His clinical interests and surgical specialties include hernia repair and diseases and conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, breast, and gall bladder.
“Technology has improved patient recovery time and hospitalization time,” he notes. “I listen to my patients, too, because very often the things patients say can tell you what’s wrong.”
Personalized & Comprehensive
Dr. Mack was born in Germany and is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Tubingen, Germany. He completed his surgical training, as well as a fellowship in endocrine surgery, at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as a professor of surgery for many years, where he won eight awards for teaching.
Dr. Mack is a founding member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and has been an invited lecturer throughout the United States, and in European and Asian countries. He has appeared as a commentator on national television news shows and statewide radio programs, and he received a Life Time Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation in 2007. Dr. Mack joined Associated Physicians in 2007.
“The care that I’m able to provide at Associated Physicians is individualized, and that is important to me,” he says. “The amount of time I can take for patient appointments is as long as it needs to be for each patient."