David D. Aufhauser, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Transplantation

(608) 265-6471

H4/752 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2019
  • Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2021

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Aufhauser is certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). He specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.

Dr. Aufhauser provides a wide range of services including Pancreas Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Aufhauser studies xenotransplantation with a focus on understanding and mitigating immune responses to xenoantigens. His long-term is to identify targets for genetic engineering and tailored immunosuppression that will facilitate clinical adaptation of xenotransplantation in humans to alleviate organ shortages.

Recent Publications

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Envarsus Versus Immediate Release Tacrolimus in Kidney Transplant Recipients With Delayed Graft Function.
    Parajuli S, Muth B, Bloom M, Ptak L, Aufhauser D, Thiessen C, Al-Adra D, Mezrich J, Neidlinger N, Odorico J, Wang JG, Foley D, Kaufman D, Mandelbrot DA
    Transplant Proc 2023 Sep; 55(7): 1568-1574
    [PubMed ID: 37394382]

  • Higher Fasting Pretransplant C-peptide Levels in Type 2 Diabetics Undergoing Simultaneous Pancreas-kidney Transplantation Are Associated With Posttransplant Pancreatic Graft Dysfunction.
    Parajuli S, Mandelbrot D, Aufhauser D, Kaufman D, Odorico J
    Transplantation 2023 Apr 01; 107(4): e109-e121
    [PubMed ID: 36706060]

  • Quantitative assessment of portal jump graft inflow following liver transplantation using 4D flow MRI.
    Kim SC, Bolognese AC, García-Rodríguez S, Aufhauser DD
    Am J Transplant 2022 Dec; 22(12): 3175-3177
    [PubMed ID: 36458705]

  • Not as Rare as Initially Described: Transplant Ureter Incarceration Within Inguinal Hernia. Two Cases, Literature Review, and Management Algorithm.
    Merani S, Aufhauser DD, Maskin AT, Mezrich J, Al-Adra D
    Transplant Proc 2021 Sep; 53(7): 2285-2290
    [PubMed ID: 34446309]

  • Occult Hepatocellular Carcinoma Associated With Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts in Liver Transplant Recipients.
    Krumeich LN, Mancinelli J, Cucchiara A, Eddinger K, Aufhauser D, Goldberg DW, Siegelman ES, Rosen M, Reddy KR, Hoteit M, Furth EE, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Levine M, Abt P
    Liver Transpl 2021 Sep; 27(9): 1248-1261
    [PubMed ID: 33853207]

All Publications on PubMed