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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kudsk specializes in trauma, surgical critical care, surgical nutrition and adult general surgery.


Surgery (General)

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(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
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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

General Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship University California, San Fransico
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Research Fellowship in Respiratory Distress, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1976-1977 Clinical Fellowship, American Cancer Society, 1976-1977 Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burn, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1979-1981

Residency Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Hospital
Internship Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Hospital
Medical School University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1975


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012


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

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Kudsk conducts basic research studying the interactions between nutritional status and infectious risk in surgical and critically injured patients. His research program investigates the effect of route and type of nutrition on mucosal immunity in the intestinal and respiratory tracts.

PubMed Articles
Wang X Pierre JF Heneghan AF Busch RA Kudsk KA . Glutamine Improves Innate Immunity and Prevents Bacterial Enteroinvasion During Parenteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 May 16;
[PubMed ID: 24836948]
Heneghan AF Pierre JF Gosain A Kudsk KA . IL-25 improves luminal innate immunity and barrier function during parenteral nutrition. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb;259(2):394-400
[PubMed ID: 23426341]
Busch RA Curtis CS Leverson GE Kudsk KA . Use of Piggyback Electrolytes for Patients Receiving Individually Prescribed vs Premixed Parenteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 Jan 3;
[PubMed ID: 24390715]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Feliciano RP Shanmuganayagam D Krueger CG Reed JD Kudsk KA . Cranberry proanthocyanidins improve intestinal sIgA during elemental enteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 Jan;38(1):107-14
[PubMed ID: 23359014]
Heneghan AF Pierre JF Kudsk KA . IL-25 improves IgA levels during parenteral nutrition through the JAK-STAT pathway. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec;258(6):1065-71
[PubMed ID: 23160152]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Wang X Roenneburg DA Groblewski GE Kudsk KA . Bombesin Improves Adaptive Immunity of the Salivary Gland During Parenteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Oct 11;
[PubMed ID: 24121183]
Heneghan AF Pierre JF Kudsk KA . JAK-STAT and intestinal mucosal immunology. JAKSTAT. 2013 Oct 1;2(4):e25530
[PubMed ID: 24416649]
Erickson CS Barlow AJ Pierre JF Heneghan AF Epstein ML Kudsk KA Gosain A . Colonic enteric nervous system analysis during parenteral nutrition. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):132-7
[PubMed ID: 23601532]
McClave SA Kozar R Martindale RG Heyland DK Braga M Carli F Drover JW Flum D Gramlich L Herndon DN Ko C Kudsk KA Lawson CM Miller KR Taylor B Wischmeyer PE . Summary points and consensus recommendations from the North American Surgical Nutrition Summit. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Sep;37(5 Suppl):99S-105S
[PubMed ID: 24009254]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Lawson CM Wischmeyer PE Kozar RA Kudsk KA . Pharmaconutrition review: physiological mechanisms. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Sep;37(5 Suppl):51S-65S
[PubMed ID: 24009249]
Lawson CM Daley BJ Sams VG Martindale R Kudsk KA Miller KR . Factors that impact patient outcome: nutrition assessment. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Sep;37(5 Suppl):30S-8S
[PubMed ID: 24009247]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Meudt JM Shea MP Krueger CG Reed JD Kudsk KA Shanmuganayagam D . Parenteral nutrition increases susceptibility of ileum to invasion by E coli. J Surg Res. 2013 Aug;183(2):583-91
[PubMed ID: 23481564]
Heneghan AF Pierre JF Tandee K Shanmuganayagam D Wang X Reed JD Steele JL Kudsk KA . Parenteral Nutrition Decreases Paneth Cell Function and Intestinal Bactericidal Activity While Increasing Susceptibility to Bacterial Enteroinvasion. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Jul 26;
[PubMed ID: 23894173]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Feliciano RP Shanmuganayagam D Roenneburg DA Krueger CG Reed JD Kudsk KA . Cranberry proanthocyanidins improve the gut mucous layer morphology and function in mice receiving elemental enteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 May-Jun;37(3):401-9
[PubMed ID: 23064255]
Omata J Pierre JF Heneghan AF Tsao FH Sano Y Jonker MA Kudsk KA . Parenteral nutrition suppresses the bactericidal response of the small intestine. Surgery. 2013 Jan;153(1):17-24
[PubMed ID: 22698933]
Jonker MA Sauerhammer TM Faucher LD Schurr MJ Kudsk KA . Bilateral versus unilateral bronchoalveolar lavage for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Dec;13(6):391-5
[PubMed ID: 23240724]
Jonker MA Hermsen JL Sano Y Heneghan AF Lan J Kudsk KA . Small intestine mucosal immune system response to injury and the impact of parenteral nutrition. Surgery. 2012 Feb;151(2):278-86
[PubMed ID: 21145571]
Pierre JF Heneghan AF Tsao FH Sano Y Jonker MA Omata J Lan J Kudsk KA . Route and type of nutrition and surgical stress influence secretory phospholipase A2 secretion of the murine small intestine. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 Nov;35(6):748-56
[PubMed ID: 22042050]
Fukatsu K Kudsk KA . Nutrition and gut immunity. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;91(4):755-70, vii
[PubMed ID: 21787966]
Lan J Heneghan AF Sano Y Jonker MA Omata J Xu W Pierre JF Kudsk KA . Parenteral nutrition impairs lymphotoxin β receptor signaling via NF-κB. Ann Surg. 2011 May;253(5):996-1003
[PubMed ID: 21368655]