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

  • Critical interactions between race and the highly granular area deprivation index in liver transplant evaluation.
    Strauss AT, Moughames E, Jackson JW, Malinsky D, Segev DL, Hamilton JP, Garonzik-Wang J, Gurakar A, Cameron A, Dean L, Klein E, Levin S, Purnell TS
    Clin Transplant 2023 Feb 14; e14938
    [PubMed ID: 36786505]

  • Comprehensive quality initiative leads to immediate postoperative extubation following liver transplant.
    Pustavoitau A, Qin CX, Navarrete SB, Rao S, Almazan E, Ariyo P, Frank SM, Merritt WT, Rizkalla NA, Villamayor AJ, Cameron AM, Garonzik-Wang JM, Ottman SE, Philosophe B, Gurakar AO, Gottschalk A
    J Clin Anesth 2023 May; 85: 111040
    [PubMed ID: 36549035]

  • Transplantation Amid a Pandemic: The Fall and Rise of Kidney Transplantation in the United States.
    Bisen SS, Zeiser LB, Boyarsky B, Werbel W, Snyder J, Garonzik-Wang J, Levan ML, Segev DL, Massie AB
    Transplant Direct 2023 Jan; 9(1): e1423
    [PubMed ID: 36582674]

  • 6-month antibody kinetics and durability after four doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in solid organ transplant recipients.
    Mitchell J, Chiang TP, Alejo JL, Kim JD, Chang A, Abedon AT, Avery RK, Tobian AAR, Levan ML, Warren DS, Garonzik-Wang JM, Segev DL, Massie AB, Werbel WA
    Clin Transplant 2023 Jan; 37(1): e14868
    [PubMed ID: 36437691]

  • Analysis of individual components of frailty: Pre-transplant grip strength is the strongest predictor of post kidney transplant outcomes.
    Parajuli S, Astor BC, Lorden HM, O'Toole KA, Wallschlaeger RE, Breyer IC, Dodin B, Aziz F, Garonzik-Wang J, Mandelbrot DA
    Clin Transplant 2022 Dec; 36(12): e14827
    [PubMed ID: 36166355]

All Publications on PubMed