Jon S Odorico, MD


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

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53792


  • 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

Clinical Trials

Conversion from Immediate Release Tacrolimus to Envarsus XR® in Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Recipients: Assessment of functional, safety and quality of life outcomes (CIRTEN SPK)
Study sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Study funding provided by: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
Jon S. Odorico, MD, Principal Investigator
10/18/2018 –present

Non Invasive Blood Test to Diagnose Acute Rejection After Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation: Pancreas and Renal Rejection Diagnosis Using Circulating Donor-Derived Cell-free DNA in Peripheral Blood (PANCDx)
Study funding provided by: CareDx
Jon S. Odorico, MD, Sub-Investigator
Subcontract Agreement Amendment under negotiation, we expect to start enrollment in the first quarter of 2020

Recent Publications

  • Pancreas transplant versus islet transplant versus insulin pump therapy: in which patients and when?
    Tamburrini R, Odorico JS
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2021 Apr 01; 26(2): 176-183
    [PubMed ID: 33650999]

  • Complex Ureteral Reconstruction in Kidney Transplantation.
    Al-Qaoud TM, Al-Adra DP, Mezrich JD, Fernandez LA, Kaufman DB, Odorico JS, Sollinger HW
    Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Mar 31;
    [PubMed ID: 33797353]

  • Proteome-wide and matrisome-specific alterations during human pancreas development and maturation.
    Li Z, Tremmel DM, Ma F, Yu Q, Ma M, Delafield DG, Shi Y, Wang B, Mitchell SA, Feeney AK, Jain VS, Sackett SD, Odorico JS, Li L
    Nat Commun 2021 02 15; 12(1): 1020
    [PubMed ID: 33589611]

  • Frailty in Pancreas Transplantation.
    Parajuli S, Aziz F, Garg N, Wallschlaeger RE, Lorden HM, Al-Qaoud T, Mandelbrot DA, Odorico JS
    Transplantation 2021 Jan 08;
    [PubMed ID: 33606487]

  • Large single center results of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation in patients with type 2 diabetes.
    Pham PH, Stalter LN, Martinez EJ, Wang JF, Welch BM, Leverson G, Marka N, Al-Qaoud T, Mandelbrot D, Parajuli S, Sollinger HW, Kaufman D, Redfield RR, Odorico JS
    Am J Transplant 2020 Dec 22;
    [PubMed ID: 33350048]

All Publications on PubMed