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
  • Resident, John Hopkins Hospital, Surgery
  • Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Transplant Surgery
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Fellowship, Washington University, Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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

  • Waitlist Outcomes for Exception and Non-exception Liver Transplant Candidates in the United States Following Implementation of the Median MELD at Transplant (MMaT)/250-mile Policy.
    Ishaque T, Beckett J, Gentry S, Garonzik-Wang J, Karhadkar S, Lonze BE, Halazun KJ, Segev D, Massie AB
    Transplantation 2024 Mar 29;
    [PubMed ID: 38548691]

  • Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection: significance and implications.
    Machkovech HM, Hahn AM, Garonzik Wang J, Grubaugh ND, Halfmann PJ, Johnson MC, Lemieux JE, O'Connor DH, Piantadosi A, Wei W, Friedrich TC
    Lancet Infect Dis 2024 Feb 07;
    [PubMed ID: 38340735]

  • Anti-spike antibody durability after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients.
    McAteer J, Kalluri DD, Abedon RR, Qin CX, Auerbach SR, Charnaya O, Danziger-Isakov LA, Ebel NH, Feldman AG, Hsu EK, Mohammad S, Perito ER, Thomas AM, Chiang TPY, Garonzik-Wang JM, Segev DL, Werbel WA, Mogul DB
    Pediatr Transplant 2024 Feb; 28(1): e14671
    [PubMed ID: 38317335]

  • Twelve Thousand Kidney Transplants Over More Than 55 Y: A Single-center Experience.
    Parajuli S, Garonzik-Wang J, Astor BC, Aziz F, Garg N, Welch B, Odorico J, Mezrich J, Kaufman D, Foley DP, Mandelbrot D
    Transplant Direct 2024 Feb; 10(2): e1575
    [PubMed ID: 38264296]

  • Letter to the editor: Poor sensitivity of anti-nucleocapsid antibody in detecting prior COVID-19 in vaccinated solid organ transplant recipients.
    Alejo JL, Chang TP, Frey S, Nair GA, Abedon AT, Nauroz Z, Karaba AH, Avery RK, Tobian AAR, Clarke WA, Garonzik-Wang JM, Segev DL, Massie AB, Werbel WA
    Clin Transplant 2024 Jan; 38(1): e15233
    [PubMed ID: 38289891]

All Publications on PubMed