University of Wisconsin–Madison

Luis A Fernandez, MD, FACS


  • Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
  • Division of Transplantation
(608) 263-9903

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


  • MD, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Jose Maria Vargas School of Medinice, Caracas, Venezuela, 1981-1987
  • Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2000-2003
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 1999-2000
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute, Miami, FL, 1995-1997
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 1993-2000

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Fernandez is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in pancreas, liver, islet cell, and renal transplantation.

Research Interests

Dr. Fernandez’s research interests include pancreas, liver, islet cell, and renal transplantation.

Islet Research Lab

Recent Publications

    • A targeted fungal prophylaxis protocol with static dosed fluconazole significantly reduces invasive fungal infection after liver transplantation.
    • Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Marka NA, Leverson GE, Smith JA, Andes DR, Fernandez LA, Foley DP
    • Transpl Infect Dis 2019 Oct; 21(5): e13156
    • [PubMed ID: 31390109]
    • Kidney after Liver Transplantation Matched-Pair Analysis: Are Kidneys Allocated to Appropriate Patients to Maximize Their Survival?
    • Eerhart MJ, Reyes JA, Leverson GE, Danobeitia JS, Blanton CL, Zitur LJ, Chlebeck PJ, Fernandez LA
    • Transplantation 2019 Jul 15;
    • [PubMed ID: 31335766]
    • Brain Death Enhances Activation of the Innate Immune System and Leads to Reduced Renal Metabolic Gene Expression.
    • Zitur LJ, Chlebeck PJ, Odorico SK, Danobeitia JS, Zens TJ, Van Kooten C, Eerhart M, Reyes JA, Springer ML, Coonen JM, Brunner KG, Capuano SV, D'Alessandro AM, Fernandez LA
    • Transplantation 2019 Sep; 103(9): 1821-1833
    • [PubMed ID: 30964836]
    • Improved clinical outcome following liver transplant in patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy.
    • Tam A, AlDhaheri NS, Mysore K, Tessier ME, Goss J, Fernandez LA, D'Alessandro AM, Schwoerer JS, Rice GM, Elsea SH, Scaglia F
    • Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2019 Jun; 179(6): 1015-1019
    • [PubMed ID: 30864297]
    • Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer with indocyanine green fluorescence angiography.
    • Mizrahi I, de Lacy FB, Abu-Gazala M, Fernandez LM, Otero A, Sands DR, Lacy AM, Wexner SD
    • Tech Coloproctol 2018 10; 22(10): 785-791
    • [PubMed ID: 30430309]

All Publications on PubMed