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Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD Print Friendly Page

Chair, Division of Transplantation
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kaufman is Chairman of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. His clinical focus has been on kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation. He was the first pancreas transplant surgeon in North America to conduct and publish studies regarding steroid-free immunosuppression in pancreas transplantation and the first to describe the use of alemtuzumab in pancreas transplants.


Pediatric Transplant Surgery

Transplant Surgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Transplantation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991-1992

Residency University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Internship University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Medical School University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1983


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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


Dr. Kaufman's basic research efforts have focused on the immunobiology of islet transplantation and, most recently, on two highly collaborative interdisciplinary projects involving the development of noninvasive imaging modalities of the transplanted islet and bioactive tissue engineering for islet implantation. Dr. Kaufman's experimental clinical research has focused on immunotherapy of islet transplantation. He has received two RO-1 awards and currently serves as UW site Principle Investigator on the National Institutes of Health funded UO-1 Clinical Islet Transplant Consortium.