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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
  • 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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  • Over-activation of the Nrf2-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. 2015 Aug 18.
    [PubMed ID: 26285140]
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  • Activation of the Nrf2-ARE pathway in hepatocytes protects against steatosis in nutritionally induced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in mice.
    Lee LY, Köhler UA, Zhang L, Roenneburg D, Werner S, Johnson JA, Foley DP
    Toxicol. Sci. 2014 Dec; 142(2):361-74.
    [PubMed ID: 25294219, PMC ID: 4250843]
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  • Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia formation following abdominal organ transplantation.
    Smith CT, Katz MG, Foley D, Welch B, Leverson GE, Funk LM, Greenberg JA
    Surg Endosc 2015 Feb; 29(2):398-404.
    [PubMed ID: 25125093, PMC ID: 4324562]
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  • Antithymocyte globulin is associated with a lower incidence of de novo donor-specific antibodies in moderately sensitized renal transplant recipients.
    Brokhof MM, Sollinger HW, Hager DR, Muth BL, Pirsch JD, Fernandez LA, Bellingham JM, Mezrich JD, Foley DP, D'Alessandro AM, Odorico JS, Mohamed MA, Vidyasagar V, Ellis TM, Kaufman DB, Djamali A
    Transplantation 2014 Mar 27; 97(6):612-7.
    [PubMed ID: 24531846, PMC ID: 4106033]
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