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David F. Schneider, MD, MS

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Dr. Schneider is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he is a member of multiple specialty societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (endoscopic thyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer).


Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Other Locations

SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center (Rockford)
(779) 696-9400 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Residency Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Medical School Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2004


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Schneider conducts outcomes research in conjunction with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Program (WiSOR). His research program investigates the optimization of cancer care in the United States with a particular interest in endocrine cancers. This work utilizes large national databases which can impact national healthcare and policy initiatives. He also conducts clinical research working on hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, Graves' Disease, and adrenal disorders.

PubMed Articles
Schneider DF . Embracing national cancer registries for improved care of rare tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(11):3375-6
[PubMed ID: 25063007]
Elfenbein DM Weber S Schneider DF Sippel RS Chen H . CaPTHUS Scoring Model in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Can It Eliminate the Need for ioPTH Testing? Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep 12;
[PubMed ID: 25212837]
Oltmann SC Brekke AV Schneider DF Schaefer SC Chen H Sippel RS . Preventing Postoperative Hypocalcemia in Patients with Graves Disease: A Prospective Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep 12;
[PubMed ID: 25212835]
Rajaei MH Bentz AM Schneider DF Sippel RS Chen H Oltmann SC . Justified Follow-Up: A Final Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone (ioPTH) Over 40 pg/mL is Associated with an Increased Risk of Persistence and Recurrence in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep 6;
[PubMed ID: 25192677]
Applewhite MK Schneider DF . Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Literature Review. Oncologist. 2014 Sep;19(9):919-929
[PubMed ID: 25063228]
Schneider DF Elfenbein D Lloyd RV Chen H Sippel RS . Lymph Node Metastases do not Impact Survival in Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug 5;
[PubMed ID: 25092163]
Schneider DF Mazeh H Oltmann SC Chen H Sippel RS . Novel thyroidectomy difficulty scale correlates with operative times. World J Surg. 2014 Aug;38(8):1984-9
[PubMed ID: 24615607]
Schneider DF Sonderman PE Jones MF Ojomo KA Chen H Jaume JC Elson DF Perlman SB Sippel RS . Failure of Radioactive Iodine in the Treatment of Hyperthyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 8;
[PubMed ID: 25001092]
Schneider DF Nookala R Jaraczewski TJ Chen H Solorzano CC Sippel RS . Thyroidectomy as primary treatment optimizes body mass index in patients with hyperthyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul;21(7):2303-9
[PubMed ID: 24522995]
Oltmann SC Rajaei MH Sippel RS Chen H Schneider DF . Primary hyperparathyroidism across the ages: presentation and outcomes. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):185-90
[PubMed ID: 24801542]
Mok VM Oltmann SC Chen H Sippel RS Schneider DF . Identifying predictors of a difficult thyroidectomy. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):157-63
[PubMed ID: 24750986]
Elfenbein DM Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS . Surgical site infection after thyroidectomy: a rare but significant complication. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):170-6
[PubMed ID: 24739508]
Singhal S Sippel RS Chen H Schneider DF . Distinguishing classical papillary thyroid microcancers from follicular-variant microcancers. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):151-6
[PubMed ID: 24735716]
Alhefdhi A Schneider DF Sippel R Chen H . Recurrent and persistence primary hyperparathyroidism occurs more frequently in patients with double adenomas. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):198-202
[PubMed ID: 24656398]
Oltmann SC Brekke AV Macatangay JD Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS . Surgeon and Staff Radiation Exposure During Radioguided Parathyroidectomy at a High-Volume Institution. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 May 28;
[PubMed ID: 24866439]
Oltmann SC Schneider DF Leverson G Sivashanmugam T Chen H Sippel RS . Radioactive iodine remnant uptake after completion thyroidectomy: not such a complete cancer operation. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(4):1379-83
[PubMed ID: 24378987]
Schneider DF Mazeh H Chen H Sippel RS . Predictors of recurrence in primary hyperparathyroidism: an analysis of 1386 cases. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar;259(3):563-8
[PubMed ID: 24263316]
Oltmann SC Leverson G Lin SH Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS . Markedly elevated thyroglobulin levels in the preoperative thyroidectomy patient correlates with metastatic burden. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar;187(1):1-5
[PubMed ID: 24411304]
Coorough NE Schneider DF Rosen MW Sippel RS Chen H Schwarze ML Mazeh H . A survey of preferences regarding surgical approach to thyroid surgery. World J Surg. 2014 Mar;38(3):696-703
[PubMed ID: 24366272]
Schneider DF Burke JF Ojomo KA Clark N Mazeh H Sippel RS Chen H . Multigland disease and slower decline in intraoperative PTH characterize mild primary hyperparathyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4205-11
[PubMed ID: 23943034]