Jacqueline Garonzik Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Transplantation
  • Surgical Director of UW Health Kidney Transplant Program


600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, Emory University, 2002
  • Resident, John Hopkins Hospital, Surgery, 2014
  • Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Transplant Surgery, 2012
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
  • Fellowship, Washington University, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2016

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Garonzik Wang is certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Bilairy Assocaition (AHPBA). She specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and living kidney and liver donation.

Research Interests

Dr. Garonzik Wang’s research focuses on identifying novel strategies to increase rates of deceased and living donor kidney transplantation. She is also actively investigating the effects of COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients and studying methods to improve SARS-CoV-2 vaccine response rates in immunosuppressed individuals.

Recent Publications

  • Transplant Candidate Outcomes After Declining a DCD Liver in the United States.
    Ishaque T, Eagleson MA, Bowring MG, Motter JD, Yu S, Luo X, Kernodle AB, Gentry S, Garonzik-Wang JM, King EA, Segev DL, Massie AB
    Transplantation 2023 Sep 20;
    [PubMed ID: 37726882]

  • Artificial intelligence-based clinical decision support for liver transplant evaluation and considerations about fairness: A qualitative study.
    Strauss AT, Sidoti CN, Sung HC, Jain VS, Lehmann H, Purnell TS, Jackson JW, Malinsky D, Hamilton JP, Garonzik-Wang J, Gray SH, Levan ML, Hinson JS, Gurses AP, Gurakar A, Segev DL, Levin S
    Hepatol Commun 2023 Oct 01; 7(10)
    [PubMed ID: 37695082]

  • Analysis of Individual Components of Frailty in Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney, and Solitary Pancreas Transplant Recipients.
    Parajuli S, Odorico J, Breyer I, Zona E, Aziz F, Lorden H, Garonzik-Wang J, Kaufman D, Mandelbrot D
    Transplant Direct 2023 Sep; 9(9): e1523
    [PubMed ID: 37649788]

  • Cancer Risk Following HLA-Incompatible Living Donor Kidney Transplantation.
    Motter JD, Massie AB, Garonzik-Wang JM, Pfeiffer RM, Yu KJ, Segev DL, Engels EA
    Transplant Direct 2023 Aug; 9(8): e1505
    [PubMed ID: 37492080]

  • Dual-Organ Transplantation: Indications, Evaluation, and Outcomes for Heart-Kidney and Heart-Liver Transplantation: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
    Kittleson MM, Sharma K, Brennan DC, Cheng XS, Chow SL, Colvin M, DeVore AD, Dunlay SM, Fraser M, Garonzik-Wang J, Khazanie P, Korenblat KM, Pham DT, American Heart Association Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; and Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young
    Circulation 2023 Aug 15; 148(7): 622-636
    [PubMed ID: 37439224]

All Publications on PubMed