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Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD

Surgical Services

Contact Dr. Kudsk

E-mail:
kudsk@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 262-6246

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVE
BX3236 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR
MADISON, WI 53792-7375

Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD

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

Education

  • 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

Funding/Grants
  • 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
  • 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]
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  • IL-25 improves luminal innate immunity and barrier function during parenteral nutrition.
    Heneghan AF, Pierre JF, Gosain A, Kudsk KA
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Feb; 259(2):394-400.
    [PubMed ID: 23426341, PMC ID: 3661688]
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  • Use of Piggyback Electrolytes for Patients Receiving Individually Prescribed vs Premixed Parenteral Nutrition.
    Busch RA, Curtis CS, Leverson GE, Kudsk KA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2014 Jan 3.
    [PubMed ID: 24390715, PMC ID: 4081483]
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