University of Wisconsin–Madison

Luis A Fernandez, MD, FACS

Professor

  • Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
  • Division of Transplantation

luisf@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 263-9903

600 HIGHLAND AVE
MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Education

  • 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:

    • The Impact of Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) on Delayed Graft Function and Transplant Outcomes: A Single Center Analysis.
    • Zens TJ, Danobeitia JS, Leverson G, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Redfield RR, D'Alessandro AM, Odorico S, Kaufman DB, Fernandez LA
    • Clin Transplant 2018 Jan 03;
    • [PubMed ID: 29314286]
    • An Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Simultaneous Bilateral Nephrectomy and Renal Transplantation for Polycystic Kidney Disease: A 20-Year Experience.
    • Grodstein EI, Baggett N, Wayne S, Leverson G, D'Alessandro AM, Fernandez LA, Foley DP, Mezrich JD, Odorico JS, Redfield RR, Sollinger HW, Kaufman DB
    • Transplantation 2017 Nov; 101(11): 2774-2779
    • [PubMed ID: 29064957]
    • Novel Fusion Protein Targeting Mitochondrial DNA Improves Pancreatic Islet Functional Potency and Islet Transplantation Outcomes.
    • Danobeitia JS, Chlebeck PJ, Shokolenko I, Ma X, Wilson G, Fernandez LA
    • Cell Transplant 2017 Nov; 26(11): 1742-1754
    • [PubMed ID: 29338388]
    • Guidelines for the management of a brain death donor in the rhesus macaque: A translational transplant model.
    • Zens TJ, Danobeitia JS, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Odorico S, Brunner K, Coonen J, Capuano S, D'Alessandro AM, Matkowskyj K, Zhong W, Torrealba J, Fernandez L
    • PLoS ONE 2017; 12(9): e0182552
    • [PubMed ID: 28926566]
    • Complement inhibition attenuates acute kidney injury after ischemia-reperfusion and limits progression to renal fibrosis in mice.
    • Danobeitia JS, Ziemelis M, Ma X, Zitur LJ, Zens T, Chlebeck PJ, Van Amersfoort ES, Fernandez LA
    • PLoS ONE 2017; 12(8): e0183701
    • [PubMed ID: 28832655]

All Publications on PubMed