University of Wisconsin–Madison

David F. Schneider, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Endocrine Surgery
(608) 263-1387

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2004
  • Research Fellowship in Burn & Shock Trauma, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • MS in Clinical Research Methods, Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Schneider holds dual board certification in Surgery and Clinical Informatics, and he is a member of multiple specialty societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the American Medical Informatics Association. He specializes in Endocrine Surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several state of the art techniques to treat endocrine disorders (radioguided parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, minimally invasive thyroidectomy, four-gland parathyroid exploration, and treatment of recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism).

Dr. Schneider provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Neck Ultrasound, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, Total Thyroidectomy, Four-gland parathyroid evaluation, Parathyroid Autotransplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Schneider conducts outcomes research in conjunction with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Program. His research program investigates the optimization of Endocrine Surgical care in the United States with a particular interest in using informatics tools to improve decision-making. This work utilizes electronic health record data, machine learning (artificial intelligence) and natural language processing to facilitate better more efficient care for parathyroid and thyroid diseases. He also conducts clinical research working on hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, Graves’ Disease, and adrenal disorders.

Dr. Schneider is a member of UW Health’s Physician Informatics Team and co-leader of the Clinical Informatics Community of Practice.

Dr. Schneider’s lab webpages.

Recent Publications

    • Assessing American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Total Thyroidectomy in Graves' Disease.
    • Akram S, Elfenbein DM, Chen H, Schneider DF, Sippel RS
    • J. Surg. Res. 2019 Aug 08; 245: 64-71
    • [PubMed ID: 31401249]
    • The Art and Science of Endocrine Surgery.
    • Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    • Surg. Clin. North Am. 2019 Aug; 99(4): xv-xvi
    • [PubMed ID: 31255209]
    • Optimizing Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment After Thyroidectomy With a Decision Tree.
    • Chen SS, Zaborek NA, Doubleday AR, Schaefer SC, Long KL, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    • J. Surg. Res. 2019 Jul 04; 244: 102-106
    • [PubMed ID: 31279993]
    • Utility of Early Postoperative Unstimulated Thyroglobulin in Influencing Decision Making in Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.
    • McDow AD, Shumway CM, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Long KL
    • Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2019 Nov; 26(12): 4002-4007
    • [PubMed ID: 31267301]
    • Identifying Predictors of Prolonged Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment After Thyroidectomy.
    • Atruktsang TS, Zaborek NA, Imbus JR, Long K, Pitt SC, Sippel RS, Schneider DF
    • J. Surg. Res. 2019 Oct; 242: 166-171
    • [PubMed ID: 31078901]

All Publications on PubMed