University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Information


Kenneth Allan Kudsk, MD, FACS


  • Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 262-6246

600 Highland Ave
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792-7375


  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1975
  • Residency in Surgery, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH, 1975-1976, 1977-1979, 1981-1983
  • Research Fellowship in Respiratory Distress, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1976-1977
  • Clinical Fellowship, American Cancer Society, 1976-1977
  • Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burn, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1979-1981

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kudsk specializes in trauma, surgical critical care, surgical nutrition and adult general surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Kudsk conducts basic research studying the interactions between nutritional status and infectious risk in surgical and critically injured patients. His research program investigates the effect of route and type of nutrition on mucosal immunity in the intestinal and respiratory tracts.

Recent Publications:

    • An Institutional Change in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.
    • Busch RA, Curtis CS, Kight CE, Leverson GE, Ma Y, Maursetter L, Kudsk KA
    • Nutr Clin Pract 2017 Apr; 32(2): 245-251
    • [PubMed ID: 27589256]
    • The gastrointestinal immune system: Implications for the surgical patient.
    • Pierre JF, Busch RA, Kudsk KA
    • Curr Probl Surg 2016 Jan; 53(1): 11-47
    • [PubMed ID: 26699624]
    • In Brief.
    • Pierre JF, Busch RA, Kudsk KA
    • Curr Probl Surg 2016 Jan; 53(1): 6-9
    • [PubMed ID: 26699623]
    • Efficacy and Safety of Glutamine-supplemented Parenteral Nutrition in Surgical ICU Patients: An American Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.
    • Ziegler TR, May AK, Hebbar G, Easley KA, Griffith DP, Dave N, Collier BR, Cotsonis GA, Hao L, Leong T, Manatunga AK, Rosenberg ES, Jones DP, Martin GS, Jensen GL, Sax HC, Kudsk KA, Galloway JR, Blumberg HM, Evans ME, Wischmeyer PE
    • Ann. Surg. 2016 Apr; 263(4): 646-55
    • [PubMed ID: 26501700]
    • The gastrin-releasing peptide analog bombesin preserves exocrine and endocrine pancreas morphology and function during parenteral nutrition.
    • Pierre JF, Neuman JC, Brill AL, Brar HK, Thompson MF, Cadena MT, Connors KM, Busch RA, Heneghan AF, Cham CM, Jones EK, Kibbe CR, Davis DB, Groblewski GE, Kudsk KA, Kimple ME
    • Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2015 Sep 15; 309(6): G431-42
    • [PubMed ID: 26185331]

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