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 rare variation in hepatic anatomy and the impact on operative planning and technique.
    Kensinger C, Yankol Y, Fernandez L, Al-Aldra D
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 Feb; 20(2): 611-613
    [PubMed ID: 31983083]

  • Targeted donor complement blockade after brain death prevents delayed graft function in a nonhuman primate model of kidney transplantation.
    Danobeitia JS, Zens TJ, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Reyes JA, Eerhart MJ, Coonen J, Capuano S, D'Alessandro AM, Torrealba JR, Burguete D, Brunner K, Van Amersfoort E, Ponstein Y, Van Kooten C, Jankowska-Gan E, Burlingham W, Sullivan J, Djamali A, Pozniak M, Yankol Y, Fernandez LA
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 Jan 10;
    [PubMed ID: 31922336]

  • Hypertension, but not body mass index, is predictive of increased pancreatic lipid content and islet dysfunction.
    Tremmel DM, Feeney AK, Mitchell SA, Chlebeck PJ, Raglin SA, Fernandez LA, Odorico JS, Sackett SD
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 Apr; 20(4): 1105-1115
    [PubMed ID: 31715064]

  • 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 2020 Apr; 104(4): 804-812
    [PubMed ID: 31335766]

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