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Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD

Surgical Services

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(608) 262-6246

MADISON, WI 53792-7375

Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD

Section of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1975
  • Residency in Surgery, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1975-1976, 1977-1979, 1981-1983
  • Research Fellowship in Respiratory Distress, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1976-1977
  • Clinical Fellowship, American Cancer Society, 1976-1977
  • Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burn, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1979-1981

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kudsk specializes in trauma, surgical critical care, surgical nutrition and adult general surgery.

Dr. Kudsk provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Excision of Lipoma, Groin Pain After Hernia, Open Groin Hernia Repair, Sebaceous Cyst Removal, Subcutaneous Tumor Removal, and Trauma Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Kudsk conducts basic research studying the interactions between nutritional status and infectious risk in surgical and critically injured patients. His research program investigates the effect of route and type of nutrition on mucosal immunity in the intestinal and respiratory tracts.

Dr. Kudsk's Lab

  • Route of Nutrition and Enteric Nervous System Effects on Innate Mucosal Defenses
    Funding Agency: VA Office of Research and Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD
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Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Gut Lymphocyte Phenotype Changes After Parenteral Nutrition and Neuropeptide Administration.
    Jonker MA, Heneghan AF, Fechner JH, Pierre JF, Sano Y, Lan J, Kudsk KA
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Jan 5.
    [PubMed ID: 25563877]
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  • Innate Mucosal Immune System Response of BALB/c vs C57BL/6 Mice to Injury in the Setting of Enteral and Parenteral Feeding.
    Busch RA, Jonker MA, Pierre JF, Heneghan AF, Kudsk KA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2014 Nov 17.
    [PubMed ID: 25403938]
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  • The enteric nervous system neuropeptide, bombesin, reverses innate immune impairments during parenteral nutrition.
    Busch RA, Heneghan AF, Pierre JF, Wang X, Kudsk KA
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Sep; 260(3):432-43; discussion 443-4.
    [PubMed ID: 25115419, PMC ID: 4152867]
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  • Intestinal dysbiosis and bacterial enteroinvasion in a murine model of Hirschsprung's disease.
    Pierre JF, Barlow-Anacker AJ, Erickson CS, Heneghan AF, Leverson GE, Dowd SE, Epstein ML, Kudsk KA, Gosain A
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2014 Aug; 49(8):1242-51.
    [PubMed ID: 25092084, PMC ID: 4122863]
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  • Glutamine Improves Innate Immunity and Prevents Bacterial Enteroinvasion During Parenteral Nutrition.
    Wang X, Pierre JF, Heneghan AF, Busch RA, Kudsk KA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2014 May 16.
    [PubMed ID: 24836948, PMC ID: 4233200]
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