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David F. Schneider, MD, MS

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(608) 263-1387

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

David F. Schneider, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrine Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2004
  • Research Fellowship in Burn & Shock Trauma, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • MS in Clinical Research Methods, Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Schneider is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he is a member of multiple specialty societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (endoscopic thyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer).

Dr. Schneider provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Schneider conducts outcomes research in conjunction with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Program. His research program investigates the optimization of cancer care in the United States with a particular interest in endocrine cancers. This work utilizes large national databases which can impact national healthcare and policy initiatives. He also conducts clinical research working on hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, Graves’ Disease, and adrenal disorders.

Recent Publications
  • Back so soon? Is early recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer really just persistent disease?
    Bates MF, Lamas MR, Randle RW, Long KL, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS
    Surgery 2017 Nov 08.
    [PubMed ID: 29128176]
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  • Cost-effectiveness of lobectomy versus genetic testing (Afirma┬«) for indeterminate thyroid nodules: Considering the costs of surveillance.
    Balentine CJ, Vanness DJ, Schneider DF
    Surgery 2017 Nov 08.
    [PubMed ID: 29128178]
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  • Impact of potassium iodide on thyroidectomy for Graves' disease: Implications for safety and operative difficulty.
    Randle RW, Bates MF, Long KL, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS
    Surgery 2017 Nov 03.
    [PubMed ID: 29108701]
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  • MicroRNA-21 and long non-coding RNA MALAT1 are overexpressed markers in medullary thyroid carcinoma.
    Chu YH, Hardin H, Schneider DF, Chen H, Lloyd RV
    Exp. Mol. Pathol. 2017 Oct; 103(2):229-236.
    [PubMed ID: 29107050]
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  • Assessing the risk of hypercalcemic crisis in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.
    Lowell AJ, Bushman NM, Wang X, Ma Y, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF, Randle RW
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Sep; 217():252-257.
    [PubMed ID: 28711370, PMC ID: 5603402]
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  • Machine learning to identify multigland disease in primary hyperparathyroidism.
    Imbus JR, Randle RW, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Nov; 219():173-179.
    [PubMed ID: 29078878, PMC ID: 5661967]
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  • Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: decision-making, extent of surgery, and outcomes.
    Price AK, Randle RW, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Pitt SC
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Oct; 218():237-245.
    [PubMed ID: 28985856]
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  • Encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer: are these tumors really benign?
    Aburjania Z, Jang S, Montemayor-Garcia C, Lloyd RV, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H, Elfenbein DM
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Aug; 216():138-142.
    [PubMed ID: 28807198, PMC ID: 5608032]
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  • Optimizing Outpatient Pain Management After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: A Two-Institution Experience.
    Lou I, Chennell TB, Schaefer SC, Chen H, Sippel RS, Balentine C, Schneider DF, Moalem J
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2017 Jul; 24(7):1951-1957.
    [PubMed ID: 28160140, PMC ID: 5451307]
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    Schneider DF, Cherney Stafford LM, Brys N, Greenberg CC, Balentine CJ, Elfenbein DM, Pitt SC
    Endocr Pract 2017 Apr 02; 23(4):442-450.
    [PubMed ID: 28095042, PMC ID: 5403583]
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