Robert R Redfield III, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Transplantation
(608) 263-0388

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


  • MD, Magna Cum Laude, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006
  • Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Transplant Immunobiology Research Fellowship, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Transplantation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2013-2015

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Redfield is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a ASTS and UNOS certified transplant surgeon. He specializes in pancreatic, islet cell, and multi-organ transplants as well as vascular access.

Dr. Redfield provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Pancreas Transplant, Robotic Donor Nephrectomy, “Scarless” Single-Port Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Redfield’s research interests are centered on developing novel strategies to improve long-term allograft survival.

His work is focused on research to improve the health of transplant recipients, through basic, translational and clinical research.
Dr. Redfield currently leads a xenotransplantation initiative at the UW Swine Research & Teaching Center (SRTC), along with Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, PhD. Their research focuses on the customization of swine to address the shortage of human organs for transplantation and employs gene-editing techniques.

Recent Publications

  • Pancreas Transplants from small donors: are the outcomes acceptable?
    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]

  • The development and implementation of stewardship initiatives to optimize the prevention and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection in solid-organ transplant recipients.
    Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Schulz LT, Goldrosen KA, Rice JP, Redfield RR, Saddler CM, Smith JA, Mandelbrot DA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 May 27; 1-7
    [PubMed ID: 32456718]

  • Third-party vessel allografts in kidney and pancreas transplantation: Utilization, de novo DSAs, and outcomes.
    Garg N, Hidalgo LG, Ellis TM, Redfield RR, Parajuli S, Mezrich JD, Kaufman DB, Astor BC, Djamali A, Mandelbrot DA
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 May 13;
    [PubMed ID: 32402138]

All Publications on PubMed