- General Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction, cancer care, trauma, chronic pancreatitis, health disparities, global surgery
- Undergrad: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Minor in Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
- Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
- Graduate: Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
- General Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School: Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Philosophy of care
I see the opportunity to care for the sick as a great privilege. I aim to appreciate each patient's unique context and partner with them to find the treatment option that is best for them. I am motivated to seek excellence in my profession to ensure that each patient has the optimal outcome.
Why Dr. Skube went into medicine
I have long been interested in healthcare since my childhood, helping my mother care for my grandfather. Seeing inequities in the provision of healthcare both domestically and abroad drove me to become a physician, and a career in surgery has afforded me the opportunity to put medical knowledge into action in a very tangible way.
Favorite advice to give patients
Early mobility after an operation -- even just moving from the bed to a chair -- is good for your body and mind.
I enjoy exploring Minnesota and beyond with my husband and children, traveling and reading travel literature and playing piano.
Earl Young Award for Exemplary Performance as a Surgical Resident, 2019
NIH National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant, 2017 - 2018
American Medical Women’s Association Elinor T. Christiansen MD Altruism Award, 2015
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013
Robbins AJ, Skube ME, Bellin MD, Chapman SA, Berry KL, Lusczek E, Beilman GJ. Portal Vein Thrombosis After Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplant: Prophylaxis and Graft Impact. Pancreas. 2019 Nov/Dec;48(10):1329-1333.
McEachron KR, Skube ME, Yang Y, Hodges JS, Wilhelm J, Beilman G, Chinnakotla S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin MD. Clin Transplant. 2019 Aug;33(8):e13647.
Coughlan AJ, McEachron KR, Skube ME, Muratore S, Bellin M, Beilman GJ. Where’s Waldo? Extrahepatic Site Options for Islet Transplantation. OBM Transplantation. 2019 Jan;3(1):21.
Aghdassi A, Simon P, Pickartz T, Budde C, Skube ME, Lerch MM. Endoscopic Management of Complications of Acute Pancreatitis: An Update on the Field. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Dec;12(12):1207-1218.
LaPlant MB, Skube ME, Saltzman DA, Acton RD, Segura BJ, Hess DJ. Combined Laparoscopic-Fluoroscopic Technique for Primary Gastrojejunostomy Button Tube Placement. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Dec. [Epub ahead of print]
Stice MJ, Dunn TB, Bellin MD, Skube ME, Beilman GJ. Omental Pouch Technique for Combined Site Islet Autotransplantation Following Total Pancreatectomy. Cell Transplant. 2018 Oct;27(10):1561-1568.
Skube ME, Mills PD, Hodges JS, Beilman GJ, Bellin MD. Islet Graft Function is Preserved After Pregnancy in Patients with Previous Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplant. Pancreas. 2018 Oct;47(9):e64-e65.
Skube ME, Beilman GJ. Surgical Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep;34(5):317-321.
Weiss FU, Skube ME, Lerch MM. Chronic Pancreatitis: An Update on Genetic Risk Factors. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep;34(5):322-329.
Skube ME, Mallery Q, Luszcek E, Elterman J, Spott MA, Beilman GJ. Characteristics of Combat-Associated Small Bowel Injuries. Mil Med. 2018 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Skube ME, Witthuhn S, Mulier K, Boucher B, Lusczek E, Beilman GJ. Assessment of Prehospital Hemorrhage and Airway Care Using a Simulation Model. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jul;85(1S Suppl 2):S27-S32.
Skube ME, Acton R, Koscheyev V, Leon G, Saltzman D. Intraoperative Temperature Regulation in Children Using a Liquid-Warming Garment. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Feb; 33(2):145-148.
Skube M, Beilman G. Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation: Treating Intractable Chronic Pancreatitis. Minnesota Physician. 2016 Oct; 30(7):30-31,36,38.