University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jon S Odorico, MD


  • Section of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
  • Division of Transplantation
(608) 263-0388

600 Highland Ave.
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • MD, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1987
  • Residency, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1994
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1992
  • Fellow, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1994-1996

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Odorico is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in pancreatic, islet cell, and multi-organ transplants.

Dr. Odorico provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Odorico’s research focuses on stem cell biology and differentiation, developing novel stem cell-based strategies for treating diabetes, pancreas transplantation, and islet cell transplantation.

Dr. Odorico’s lab

Recent Publications

    • Isolated pancreas transplantation: is rank list position related to outcomes of imported grafts?
    • Adler JT, Redfield RR, Kaufman DB, Odorico JS
    • Am. J. Transplant. 2019 Apr 09;
    • [PubMed ID: 30963706]
    • Enteric conversion after bladder-drained pancreas transplantation is not associated with worse allograft survival.
    • Adler JT, Zaborek N, Redfield RR, Kaufman DB, Odorico JS, Sollinger HW
    • Am. J. Transplant. 2019 Mar 05;
    • [PubMed ID: 30838785]
    • OPTN/SRTR 2017 Annual Data Report: Pancreas.
    • Kandaswamy R, Stock PG, Gustafson SK, Skeans MA, Urban R, Fox A, Odorico JS, Israni AK, Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL
    • Am. J. Transplant. 2019 Feb; 19 Suppl 2: 124-183
    • [PubMed ID: 30811891]
    • Yes, we do need to demonstrate the survival advantage of pancreas after kidney transplantation.
    • Fridell JA, Niederhaus S, Urban R, Fox A, Odorico J
    • Am. J. Transplant. 2019 Apr; 19(4): 1243-1244
    • [PubMed ID: 30565399]
    • Rebuilding a better home for transplanted islets.
    • Tremmel DM, Odorico JS
    • Organogenesis 2018; 14(4): 163-168
    • [PubMed ID: 30252586]

All Publications on PubMed