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Hans W. Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS

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(608) 263-9903

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Hans W. Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS

Folkert O. Belzer Professor of Surgery
Section of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
Divison of Transplantation


  • MD, Medical School of Munich, 1973
  • PhD, University of Munich, Germany, 1975
  • Fellowship, Immunobiology Research, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1975-1976
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1976-1980

Professional Activities

Dr. Sollinger is on the editorial board of several international academic journals, including Transplantation and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
He holds offices for the following national and international professional societies:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (past-president)
  • International Society of Organ Sharing (past-president)
  • The Transplantation Society (treasurer)

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sollinger is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation as a treatment for chronic pancreatitis.

Dr. Sollinger provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, and Pediatric Kidney Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Sollinger’s research interests include the clinical and preclinical testing of new immunosuppressive agents and gene therapy for cell transplantation.

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Only Time Will Tell: The Future of Donation After Circulatory Death.
    Scalea JR, Sollinger HW
    Exp Clin Transplant 2016 Nov; 14(Suppl 3):27-31.
    [PubMed ID: 27805506]
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  • Pancreas transplantation in older patients is safe, but patient selection is paramount.
    Scalea JR, Redfield RR, Arpali E, Leverson G, Sollinger HW, Kaufman DB, Odorico JS
    Transpl. Int. 2016 Jul; 29(7):810-8.
    [PubMed ID: 26859581]
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  • When Do DCD Donors Die?: Outcomes and Implications of DCD at a High-volume, Single-center OPO in the United States.
    Scalea JR, Redfield RR, Rizzari MD, Bennett R, Anderson ME, Anderson JE, Kaufman DB, Sollinger HW, Fernandez LA, D'Alessandro AM, Mezrich J
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Feb; 263(2):211-6.
    [PubMed ID: 26181480]
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  • Insulin gene therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
    Handorf AM, Sollinger HW, Alam T
    Exp Clin Transplant 2015 Apr; 13 Suppl 1():37-45.
    [PubMed ID: 25894126]
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  • Loin pain hematuria syndrome.
    Taba Taba Vakili S, Alam T, Sollinger H
    Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2014 Sep; 64(3):460-72.
    [PubMed ID: 24725981]
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