Medical Director, UW Health Transplant Center

Dixon B. Kaufman
MD, PhD, FACS

  • Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS

About

Dr. Kaufman is the Ray D. Owen Professor of Surgery and Director of the UW Health Transplant Center. He 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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

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  • University Hospital - Kidney Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
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  • University Hospital - Pediatric Kidney Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
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  • University Hospital - Pediatric Pancreas Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
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  • Gundersen Sparta Clinic - Kidney Transplant Clinic
    • 1111 West Wisconsin Street / Sparta, WI
    • (608) 263-9531
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowships

Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1991-1992

Residencies
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Internships
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Specialties

Research and publications

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.