Jon Odorico, MD

  • Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Jon Odorico, MD


Jon Odorico, MD, is a UW Health transplant surgeon and professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Odorico provides comprehensive pre- and post-transplant care for patients of all ages. He specializes in kidney, pancreas and islet (groups of cells in the pancreas) transplant surgery for patients with diabetes and kidney failure.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Odorico has been practicing patient-centered care with shared decision-making. He builds lasting relationships with his patients built on trust and experience. He takes time to learn about interests and listen to their goals. He educates patients about their conditions and the risks and benefits of each of their treatment options. Using various methods, including visual aids, Dr. Odorico works to ensure that his patients develop a deep understanding of their unique situation so they can make informed medical choices.

In addition to his clinical and teaching roles, Dr. Odorico conducts research to find solutions to common transplantation challenges such as donor shortages. He also studies less invasive ways to cure diabetes using modified cells.

In his free time, Dr. Odorico enjoys biking, skiing, playing soccer and farming.

My hope for transplant patients is that it eliminates diabetes and kidney failure so they can eat, drink and do what they want without worry.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1994-1996

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Areas of expertise

  • Acute Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Acute Pancreas Transplant Rejection
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enteric Conversion
  • Hemodialysis Access
  • Islet Autotransplantation
  • Islet Cell Transplantation
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney transplant
  • Lymphocele
  • Pancreas Transplant Biopsy
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric pancreas transplant
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement or Removal
  • Type I Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus