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David F. Schneider, MD, MS

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(608) 263-1387

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

David F. Schneider, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Section of Endocrine Surgery
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2004
  • Research Fellowship in Burn & Shock Trauma, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • MS in Clinical Research Methods, Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Schneider is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he is a member of multiple specialty societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (endoscopic thyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer).

Dr. Schneider provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Schneider conducts outcomes research in conjunction with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Program. His research program investigates the optimization of cancer care in the United States with a particular interest in endocrine cancers. This work utilizes large national databases which can impact national healthcare and policy initiatives. He also conducts clinical research working on hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, Graves’ Disease, and adrenal disorders.

Recent Publications
  • 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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  • Do additional imaging studies change operative management in patients undergoing adrenalectomy?
    Lou I, Schneider DF, Leverson GE, Sippel RS, Chen H
    Surgery 2015 Jul 29.
    [PubMed ID: 26233809]
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  • Parathyroid Carcinoma: Is It Time for Change?
    Schneider DF
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2015 Jun 23.
    [PubMed ID: 26100817]
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  • Hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy: incidence and resolution.
    Ritter K, Elfenbein D, Schneider DF, Chen H, Sippel RS
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Aug; 197(2):348-53.
    [PubMed ID: 25982044, PMC ID: 4466142]
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  • Substernal goiter: when is a sternotomy required?
    Nankee L, Chen H, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Elfenbein DM
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Apr 18.
    [PubMed ID: 25976851]
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  • Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes guidelines and parathyroidectomy for renal hyperparathyroidism.
    Oltmann SC, Madkhali TM, Sippel RS, Chen H, Schneider DF
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Apr 18.
    [PubMed ID: 25982045]
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  • Does levothyroxine administration impact parathyroid localization?
    Ayers RR, Tobin K, Sippel RS, Balentine C, Elfenbein D, Chen H, Schneider DF
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Oct; 198(2):360-5.
    [PubMed ID: 25917998]
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  • Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism accurate?
    Sohn JA, Oltmann SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H, Elfenbein DM
    Am. J. Surg. 2015 Mar; 209(3):483-7.
    [PubMed ID: 25556028, PMC ID: 4361237]
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  • Is central lymph node dissection necessary for parathyroid carcinoma?
    Hsu KT, Sippel RS, Chen H, Schneider DF
    Surgery 2014 Dec; 156(6):1336-41; discussion 1341.
    [PubMed ID: 25456903, PMC ID: 4254726]
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  • The effect of cinacalcet on intraoperative findings in tertiary hyperparathyroidism patients undergoing parathyroidectomy.
    Somnay YR, Weinlander E, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H
    Surgery 2014 Dec; 156(6):1308-13; discussion 1313-4.
    [PubMed ID: 25456900, PMC ID: 4254721]
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