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

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • 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

  • 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 Sep; 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]

  • Brain Death Enhances Activation of the Innate Immune System and Leads to Reduced Renal Metabolic Gene Expression.
    Zitur LJ, Chlebeck PJ, Odorico SK, Danobeitia JS, Zens TJ, Van Kooten C, Eerhart M, Reyes JA, Springer ML, Coonen JM, Brunner KG, Capuano SV, D'Alessandro AM, Fernandez LA
    Transplantation 2019 09; 103(9): 1821-1833
    [PubMed ID: 30964836]

  • Improved clinical outcome following liver transplant in patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy.
    Tam A, AlDhaheri NS, Mysore K, Tessier ME, Goss J, Fernandez LA, D'Alessandro AM, Schwoerer JS, Rice GM, Elsea SH, Scaglia F
    Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2019 06; 179(6): 1015-1019
    [PubMed ID: 30864297]

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