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

  • Delayed kidney graft function in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients is associated with early pancreas allograft failure.
    Parajuli S, Muth BL, Astor BC, Redfield RR, Mandelbrot DA, Odorico JS, Djamali A, Kaufman DB
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 Apr 19;
    [PubMed ID: 32306520]

  • Ethical principles governing organ transplantation apply to paired exchange programs.
    Flechner SM, Cooper M, Waterman A, Kennealey P, Redfield R, Verbesey J
    Am. J. Transplant. 2020 Apr 10;
    [PubMed ID: 32277552]

  • Incidence and Outcomes of Significant Weight Changes After Pancreas Transplant Alone.
    Swanson KJ, Joachim E, Arunachalam A, Aziz F, Garg N, Mohamed M, Djamali A, Redfield RR, Kaufman DB, Odorico J, Mandelbrot D, Parajuli S
    Transplant Direct 2020 Mar; 6(3): e539
    [PubMed ID: 32195330]

  • Outcomes after simultaneous kidney-pancreas versus pancreas after kidney transplantation in the current era.
    Parajuli S, Arunachalam A, Swanson KJ, Aziz F, Garg N, Redfield RR, Kaufman D, Djamali A, Odorico J, Mandelbrot DA
    Clin Transplant 2019 12; 33(12): e13732
    [PubMed ID: 31628870]

  • More Than 25 Years of Pancreas Graft Survival After Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation: Experience From the World's Largest Series of Long-term Survivors.
    Parajuli S, Bath NM, Aziz F, Garg N, Muth B, Djamali A, Redfield RR, Kaufman D, Odorico J, Mandelbrot D, Sollinger H
    Transplantation 2020 Jun; 104(6): 1287-1293
    [PubMed ID: 31568218]

All Publications on PubMed