Carrie Thiessen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Transplantation Surgery
(608) 263-9903


  • MD, Yale University, 2010
  • PhD, Harvard University, 2009
  • Resident, Yale University, General Surgery, 2019
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2021

Dr. Thiessen provides a wide range of services including Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Thiessen’s research goals include the development of an independently funded research program aimed at identifying strategies to increase living kidney donation and the examination of ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation.

Recent Publications

  • Simultaneous thoracic and abdominal donation after circulatory death organ recovery: the abdominal surgeon's perspective.
    Thiessen C, Wisel SA, Roll GR
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2023 Jan 04;
    [PubMed ID: 36603197]

  • The ethics of donation after circulatory death organ recovery: an overview of new considerations arising from procurement practice and policy changes.
    Thiessen C, Gordon EJ, Kelly B, Wall A
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2022 Dec 28;
    [PubMed ID: 36580376]

  • Fever, skin nodules, and hyperintense intramuscular leg lesions in a liver transplant patient.
    Thiessen C, Ling I, Horvai A, Kang SM
    Am J Transplant 2022 Feb; 22(2): 658-661
    [PubMed ID: 35113491]

  • Biliary obstruction following ureteral revision of a transplanted kidney.
    Thiessen C, Arslan G, Roberts J, Freise C
    Am J Transplant 2021 Apr; 21(4): 1657-1659
    [PubMed ID: 33788991]

  • Quantifying Risk Tolerance Among Potential Living Kidney Donors With the Donor-Specific Risk Questionnaire.
    Thiessen C, Gannon J, Li S, Skrip L, Dobosz D, Gan G, Deng Y, Kennedy K, Gray D, Mussell A, Reese PP, Gordon EJ, Kulkarni S
    Am J Kidney Dis 2021 Aug; 78(2): 246-258
    [PubMed ID: 33508397]

All Publications on PubMed