David P Foley, MD
- Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
- Division of Transplantation
- Program Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-3284
- MD, Boston University, 1994
- General Surgery Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1994-2001
- Surgical Research Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Department of Surgery, 1996-1998
- Transplant Surgical Fellow, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2001-2003
Dr. Foley is involved with the following professional societies:
- American Society of Transplant Surgeons
- American Society of Transplantation
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- Association for Academic Surgery
- Surgical Biology Club II
- Society of University Surgeons
- Central Surgical Association
- Transplantation Society
- Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
- International Liver Transplant Society
Dr. Foley has been very active in leadership positions in national surgical and transplant societies. He has served as Co-Chair for the Grants Review Committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He served on the Executive Committee for the Association for Academic Surgery and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. He has been the Co-Chair and Chair of the Executive Committee for the Liver and Intestine Community of Practice for the American Society of Transplantation.
Dr. Foley is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Dr. Foley’s clinical focus is in liver and kidney transplantation. Dr. Foley provides a wide range of services including kidney transplant, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, liver resection, and liver transplant.
Dr. Foley’s clinical research interests include studying protective strategies to decrease organ damage and enhance organ function after kidney and liver transplantation. Dr. Foley focuses on identifying and modifying clinical risk factors that lead to poor liver function after liver transplantation. These include studying the use of older donor livers, livers recovered from donation after circulatory determination of death donors, and livers with steatosis. In addition, Dr. Foley leads clinical studies aimed at decreasing delayed kidney function after kidney transplantation.
Dr. Foley’s basic research efforts are focused on identifying novel protective strategies to minimize ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in liver and kidney transplantation. More specifically, his laboratory investigates the cell-specific effects of augmenting endogenous antioxidant pathways in the setting of hepatic and renal IRI. Activation of these pathways in a cell-specific manner can decrease oxidative stress and may promote cellular recovery from these deleterious processes. The ultimate goal is to discover new pharmacologic therapies that can decrease IRI and improve organ function after kidney and liver transplantation.
- Safety of Antithymocyte Globulin in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation With Livers From Donation After Circulatory Death Donors.
- Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Felix DC, Hanlon BM, Leverson GE, Foley DP
- Ann Pharmacother 2019 Apr 29; 1060028019847231
- [PubMed ID: 31030529]
- Beyond Death and Graft Survival - Variation in Outcomes after Kidney Transplant. Results from the NSQIP Transplant Beta Phase.
- Parekh JR, Hirose R, Foley D, Grieco A, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko CY, Greenstein S
- Am. J. Transplant. 2019 Apr 12;
- [PubMed ID: 30980484]
- Outcomes of Early Liver Transplantation for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis.
- Lee BP, Mehta N, Platt L, Gurakar A, Rice JP, Lucey MR, Im GY, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Fix OK, Dinges L, Dronamraju D, Hsu C, Voigt MD, Rinella ME, Maddur H, Eswaran S, Hause J, Foley D, Ghobrial RM, Dodge JL, Li Z, Terrault NA
- Gastroenterology 2018 08; 155(2): 422-430.e1
- [PubMed ID: 29655837]
- Avoid rejecting livers from donation after circulatory death donors based on donor age alone.
- Foley DP
- Liver Transpl. 2018 03; 24(3): 325-326
- [PubMed ID: 29351370]
- An Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Simultaneous Bilateral Nephrectomy and Renal Transplantation for Polycystic Kidney Disease: A 20-Year Experience.
- Grodstein EI, Baggett N, Wayne S, Leverson G, D'Alessandro AM, Fernandez LA, Foley DP, Mezrich JD, Odorico JS, Redfield RR, Sollinger HW, Kaufman DB
- Transplantation 2017 11; 101(11): 2774-2779
- [PubMed ID: 29064957]