Anthony M D'Alessandro, MD


  • Endowed Professor, Mark A. Fischer Professorship in Transplantation
  • Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
  • Division of Transplantation
(608) 263-9903

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53792


  • MD, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
  • Internship and Residency, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981-1987
  • Transplantation Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984-1985
  • Transplantation and Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987-1989

Clinical Specialties

Dr. D’Alessandro is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery. His clinical specialties are liver, kidney and small bowel transplants and hepatobiliary surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. D’Alessandro’s research interests include marketing and social networking efforts to increase awareness and rate of organ and tissue donation and policies regarding the implementation of donation after cardiac death.

Recent Publications

  • Predicting the Safe Use of Deceased After Circulatory Death Liver Allografts in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
    Fleetwood VA, Janek K, Leverson G, Welch B, Yankol Y, Foley D, Mezrich J, D'Alessandro A, Fernandez L, Al-Adra DP
    Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Jun; 19(6): 563-569
    [PubMed ID: 33952182]

  • Organ recovery from deceased donors with prior COVID-19: A case series.
    Neidlinger NA, Smith JA, D'Alessandro AM, Roe D, Taber TE, Pereira MR, Friedman AL
    Transpl Infect Dis 2021 Apr; 23(2): e13503
    [PubMed ID: 33174324]

  • Microsteatosis in Livers From Donation After Circulatory Death Donors Is Associated With Inferior Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation.
    Bath NM, Leverson G, Al-Adra DP, D'Alessandro AM, Mezrich JD, Foley DP
    Liver Transpl 2020 09; 26(9): 1127-1137
    [PubMed ID: 32453905]

  • Targeted donor complement blockade after brain death prevents delayed graft function in a nonhuman primate model of kidney transplantation.
    Danobeitia JS, Zens TJ, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Reyes JA, Eerhart MJ, Coonen J, Capuano S, D'Alessandro AM, Torrealba JR, Burguete D, Brunner K, Van Amersfoort E, Ponstein Y, Van Kooten C, Jankowska-Gan E, Burlingham W, Sullivan J, Djamali A, Pozniak M, Yankol Y, Fernandez LA
    Am J Transplant 2020 06; 20(6): 1513-1526
    [PubMed ID: 31922336]

  • Reexamination of the chromium-51-labeled posttransfusion red blood cell recovery method.
    Francis RO, Mahajan S, Rapido F, La Carpia F, Soffing M, Divgi C, Yeh R, Mintz A, Leslie L, Agrest I, Karafin MS, Ginzburg Y, Shaz BH, Spitalnik SL, Schwartz J, Thomas T, Fu X, Amireault P, Buffet P, Zimring JC, D'Alessandro A, Hod EA
    Transfusion 2019 07; 59(7): 2264-2275
    [PubMed ID: 31002399]

All Publications on PubMed