Dixon B. Kaufman is New Transplant Division Chief

Madison, Wisconsin - Dr. Dixon B. Kaufman has been appointed the new chief of the transplant division at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Hospital and Clinics.


Named four times to the "Best Doctors in America" list, Kaufman comes to UW-Madison from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, where he held a named professorship and was vice chair of research for the surgery department and deputy director of the comprehensive transplant program.


He also served as director of pancreas and islet-cell transplant at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


Kaufman received his bachelor's, medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Minnesota as well. He joined the Northwestern surgery faculty in 1992 and in 2004 was promoted to full professor.


"Dr. Kaufman brings an impressive combination of clinical skill, research expertise and educational leadership to our transplant program," said surgery chair Dr. Craig Kent. "He is joining an outstanding team of transplant physicians and surgeons and I am confident he will continue our long-standing national leadership in transplant medicine."


Kaufman serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals in transplantation. He also conducts both basic research in immunosuppression and clinical research in islet-cell transplantation. He will hold the Ray D. Owen Professorship at UW-Madison.


Kaufman began his new role March 1.


Date Published: 05/11/2011

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