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

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 transplants from small donors: are the outcomes acceptable? A retrospective study.
    Al-Qaoud TM, Odorico JS, Al-Adra DP, Kaufman DB, Sollinger HW, Leverson G, Welch B, Redfield RR
    Transpl Int 2020 Aug 04;
    [PubMed ID: 32749728]

  • Alloimmunity in pancreas transplantation.
    Aziz F, Mandelbrot D, Parajuli S, Al-Qaoud T, Redfield R, Kaufman D, Odorico JS
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2020 Aug; 25(4): 322-328
    [PubMed ID: 32692039]

  • Outcomes of simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplants based on preemptive transplant compared to those who were on dialysis before transplant - a retrospective study.
    Parajuli S, Swanson KJ, Patel R, Astor BC, Aziz F, Garg N, Mohamed M, Al-Qaoud T, Redfield R, Djamali A, Kaufman D, Odorico J, Mandelbrot DA
    Transpl Int 2020 Jun 01;
    [PubMed ID: 32479673]

  • Delayed kidney graft function in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients is associated with early pancreas allograft failure.
    Parajuli S, Muth BL, Astor BC, Redfield RR, Mandelbrot DA, Odorico JS, Djamali A, Kaufman DB
    Am J Transplant 2020 Oct; 20(10): 2822-2831
    [PubMed ID: 32306520]

  • Polyomavirus and cytomegalovirus infections are risk factors for grafts loss in simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant.
    Aziz F, Jorgenson MR, Parajuli S, Zhong W, Hidalgo LG, Djamali A, Mandelbrot D, Odorico J, Sollinger H, Astor BC, Mohamed MA
    Transpl Infect Dis 2020 Jun; 22(3): e13272
    [PubMed ID: 32112710]

All Publications on PubMed