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Hans W. Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS

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(608) 263-9903

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Hans W. Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS

Folkert O. Belzer Professor of Surgery
Section of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
Divison of Transplantation


  • MD, Medical School of Munich, 1973
  • PhD, University of Munich, Germany, 1975
  • Fellowship, Immunobiology Research, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1975-1976
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1976-1980

Professional Activities

Dr. Sollinger is on the editorial board of several international academic journals, including Transplantation and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
He holds offices for the following national and international professional societies:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (past-president)
  • International Society of Organ Sharing (past-president)
  • The Transplantation Society (treasurer)

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sollinger is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation as a treatment for chronic pancreatitis.

Dr. Sollinger provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, and Pediatric Kidney Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Sollinger’s research interests include the clinical and preclinical testing of new immunosuppressive agents and gene therapy for cell transplantation.

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Loin pain hematuria syndrome.
    Taba Taba Vakili S, Alam T, Sollinger H
    Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2014 Sep; 64(3):460-72.
    [PubMed ID: 24725981]
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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, PMC ID: 4106033]
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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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  • Correction of Diabetic Hyperglycemia and Amelioration of Metabolic Anomalies by Minicircle DNA Mediated Glucose-Dependent Hepatic Insulin Production.
    Alam T, Wai P, Held D, Vakili ST, Forsberg E, Sollinger H
    PLoS ONE 2013; 8(6):e67515.
    [PubMed ID: 23826312, PMC ID: 3694888]
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  • The Medawar Prize 2012, Dr David Sutherland.
    Sollinger H
    Transplantation 2013 Jan 15; 95(1):8-14.
    [PubMed ID: 23238533]
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