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Jon S Odorico, MD

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(608) 263-0388

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Jon S Odorico, MD

Associate Professor
Section of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
Division of Transplantation


  • MD, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1987
  • Residency, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1994
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1992
  • Fellow, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1994-1996

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Odorico is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in pancreatic, islet cell, and multi-organ transplants.

Dr. Odorico provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant and Pancreas Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Odorico’s research focuses on stem cell biology and differentiation, developing novel stem cell-based strategies for treating diabetes, pancreas transplantation, and islet cell transplantation.

Dr. Odorico's Lab

  • Determining the Alloimmune Response to Human iPS Cell-derived Pancreatic Beta Cells
    Funding Agency: American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    Principal Investigator(s): Jon S Odorico, MD
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  • Endocrine Specification and Maturation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Funding Agency: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
    Principal Investigator(s): Jon S Odorico, MD
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Active Clinical Trials
  • Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetic Patients Using a Steroid-free Immunosuppression Protocol and Thiazolidinedione Insulin Sensitizers
    Principal Investigator(s): Jon S Odorico, MD
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ NCT00214253]
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Recent Publications
  • Ectopic Ptf1a Expression in Murine ESCs Potentiates Endocrine Differentiation and Models Pancreas Development In Vitro.
    Nair GG, Vincent RK, Odorico JS
    Stem Cells 2014 May; 32(5):1195-207.
    [PubMed ID: 24375815]
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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]
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  • Man With Nausea and Fever.
    Sarabu N, Radke N, Odorico JS
    JAMA Surg 2014 Mar 12.
    [PubMed ID: 24622967]
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  • Acute cellular and antibody-mediated rejection of the pancreas allograft: incidence, risk factors and outcomes.
    Niederhaus SV, Leverson GE, Lorentzen DF, Robillard DJ, Sollinger HW, Pirsch JD, Torrealba JR, Odorico JS
    Am. J. Transplant. 2013 Nov; 13(11):2945-55.
    [PubMed ID: 24102905]
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  • Induction therapy in pancreas transplantation.
    Niederhaus SV, Kaufman DB, Odorico JS
    Transpl. Int. 2013 Jul; 26(7):704-14.
    [PubMed ID: 23672537]
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