David F. Schneider

  • Surgery (General)
David F. Schneider, MD, MS, FACS


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).

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • UW Health at The American Center - Endocrine Surgery Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Adrenal Disease Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
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  • UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican - Endocrine Surgery
    • 1340 Charles Street, Suite 100 / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-8700
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL


  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Adrenocortical Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Graves Disease
  • Substernal Goiter
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal (Endocrine) Surgery

Research and publications

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.