Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

David P. Al-Adra, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC

  • Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery

About

Dr. Al-Adra is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He specializes in Transplant Surgery and performs adult liver transplantation, pediatric liver transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, kidney transplantation and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Dr. Al-Adra is also an expert in liver and bile duct surgery for various benign and malignant diseases and offers minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approaches for liver resections.

He has a special interest in the treatment of primary liver cancers (hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma) and performs liver surgeries that potentially require vascular exclusion and blood vessel reconstruction.

He is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Society of Transplantation, and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • University HospitalLiver Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
    • Closed now
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  • University HospitalKidney Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
    • Closed now
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  • ProHealth Medical GroupLiver Transplant Clinic
    • N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr. / Waukesha, WI
    • (608) 263-9531
    • Closed now
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  • University HospitalPancreas Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
    • Closed now
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Liver Transplant Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
    • Closed now
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  • American Family Children's HospitalBirthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Program
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
    • Closed now
    • We use state-of-the art genomics (the study of a patient’s genes) and precision-based medicine to make accurate diagnoses and identify targeted therapies for each patient. Our team of vascular anomalies experts from multiple fields creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Fellowships

Abdominal Organ Transplant and HPB Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Residencies
  • University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Specialties