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

  • Use of preprocurement biopsy in donation after circulatory death liver transplantation.
    Bolognese AC, Foley DP, Sparks CJ, Schneider AK, D'Alessandro AM, Neidlinger NA
    Liver Transpl 2022 May 21;
    [PubMed ID: 35596660]

  • Complement Blockade in Recipients Prevents Delayed Graft Function and Delays Antibody-mediated Rejection in a Nonhuman Primate Model of Kidney Transplantation.
    Eerhart MJ, Reyes JA, Blanton CL, Danobeitia JS, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Springer M, Polyak E, Coonen J, Capuano S, D'Alessandro AM, Torrealba J, van Amersfoort E, Ponstein Y, van Kooten C, Burlingham W, Sullivan J, Pozniak M, Zhong W, Yankol Y, Fernandez LA
    Transplantation 2022 01 01; 106(1): 60-71
    [PubMed ID: 34905763]

  • 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 06; 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]

  • A comparison of rates and severity of chronic kidney disease in deceased-donor and living-donor liver transplant recipients: times matter
    Yankol Y, Bugeaud E, Zens T, Rizzari M, Mecit N, Leverson GE, Foley D, Mezrich JD, Kanmaz T, Andaçoğlu OM, D'Alessandro AM, Acarlı KS, Kalayoğlu M, Fernandez LA
    Turk J Med Sci 2021 04 30; 51(2): 610-622
    [PubMed ID: 33037873]

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