David F. Schneider, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Endocrine Surgery

Clinic: (608) 242-2888

  • Administrative Assistant: (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

  • Thyroid Ultrasound Reports: Will TI-RADS Improve Natural Language Processing Capture of Critical Thyroid Nodule Features?
    Chen KJ, Dedhia PH, Imbus JR, Schneider DF
    J. Surg. Res. 2020 Aug 13; 256: 557-563
    [PubMed ID: 32799005]

  • Outcomes after completion thyroidectomy versus total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer: A single-center experience.
    Dedhia PH, Stoeckl EM, McDow AD, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Long KL
    J Surg Oncol 2020 May 28;
    [PubMed ID: 32468708]

  • The Value of the Surgeon Informatician.
    Zhao J, Forsythe R, Langerman A, Melton GB, Schneider DF, Jackson GP
    J. Surg. Res. 2020 08; 252: 264-271
    [PubMed ID: 32402396]

  • Utility of the 10 Hounsfield unit threshold for identifying adrenal adenomas: Can we improve?
    Kirsch MJ, Kohli MW, Long KL, Pitt SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Dedhia PH
    Am. J. Surg. 2020 Apr 21;
    [PubMed ID: 32359690]

  • Online Information for Treatment for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: Assessment of Timeliness, Content, Quality, and Readability.
    Doubleday AR, Novin S, Long KL, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Pitt SC
    J Cancer Educ 2020 Feb 27;
    [PubMed ID: 32108292]

All Publications on PubMed