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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

Recent Publications
  • Efficacy and Safety of Glutamine-supplemented Parenteral Nutrition in Surgical ICU Patients: An American Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Ziegler TR, May AK, Hebbar G, Easley KA, Griffith DP, Dave N, Collier BR, Cotsonis GA, Hao L, Leong T, Manatunga AK, Rosenberg ES, Jones DP, Martin GS, Jensen GL, Sax HC, Kudsk KA, Galloway JR, Blumberg HM, Evans ME, Wischmeyer PE
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Apr; 263(4):646-55.
    [PubMed ID: 26501700, PMC ID: 4877187]
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  • The gastrointestinal immune system: Implications for the surgical patient.
    Pierre JF, Busch RA, Kudsk KA
    Curr Probl Surg 2016 Jan; 53(1):11-47.
    [PubMed ID: 26699624, PMC ID: 4811185]
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  • In Brief.
    Pierre JF, Busch RA, Kudsk KA
    Curr Probl Surg 2016 Jan; 53(1):6-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26699623]
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  • The gastrin-releasing peptide analog bombesin preserves exocrine and endocrine pancreas morphology and function during parenteral nutrition.
    Pierre JF, Neuman JC, Brill AL, Brar HK, Thompson MF, Cadena MT, Connors KM, Busch RA, Heneghan AF, Cham CM, Jones EK, Kibbe CR, Davis DB, Groblewski GE, Kudsk KA, Kimple ME
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2015 Sep 15; 309(6):G431-42.
    [PubMed ID: 26185331, PMC ID: 4572409]
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  • 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 Jul; 262(1):194-201.
    [PubMed ID: 25563877, PMC ID: 4844224]
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