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David P Foley, MD

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(608) 263-2527

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

David P Foley, MD

Associate Professor
Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
Division of Transplantation


  • MD, Boston University, 1994
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1994-2001
  • Surgical Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1996-1998
  • Transplantation Fellow, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2001-2003

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Foley is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in liver and kidney transplantation.

Dr. Foley provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Liver Resection, Liver Transplant, and Wedge Resection of the Liver.

Research Interests

Dr. Foley’s research interests include identifying novel protective strategies to minimize ischemia-reperfusion injury in both liver and kidney transplantation. Specific focus includes the study of endogenous antioxidant protective pathways mediated by the transcription factor, Nrf2.

Recent Publications
  • Overactivation of the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2-antioxidant response element pathway in hepatocytes decreases hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice.
    Lee LY, Harberg C, Matkowskyj KA, Cook S, Roenneburg D, Werner S, Johnson J, Foley DP
    Liver Transpl. 2016 Jan; 22(1):91-102.
    [PubMed ID: 26285140, PMC ID: 4718744]
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  • Keeping high model for end-stage liver disease score liver transplantation candidates alive.
    O'Leary JG, Orloff SL, Levitsky J, Martin P, Foley DP
    Liver Transpl. 2015 Nov; 21(11):1428-37.
    [PubMed ID: 26335696]
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  • Parathyroidectomy is underused in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation.
    Lou I, Schneider DF, Leverson G, Foley D, Sippel R, Chen H
    Surgery 2016 Jan; 159(1):172-80.
    [PubMed ID: 26603850, PMC ID: 4688142]
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  • How Well Does Renal Transplantation Cure Hyperparathyroidism?
    Lou I, Foley D, Odorico SK, Leverson G, Schneider DF, Sippel R, Chen H
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Oct; 262(4):653-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26366545, PMC ID: 4576689]
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  • Renal Function and Transplantation in Liver Disease.
    Parajuli S, Foley D, Djamali A, Mandelbrot D
    Transplantation 2015 Sep; 99(9):1756-64.
    [PubMed ID: 26308413]
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