University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 262-2025

600 Highland Ave
BX 7375
K4/757 CSC
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2008
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2015
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2017

Clinical Specialties

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and specializes in malignant disease of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary tree, stomach and small intestine, neuroendocrine tumors and retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Research Interests

Principal research interest is pancreatic cancer. My lab focuses on formation and progression of pancreatic cancer as well as understanding communication within the tumor microenvironment.

Recent Publications:

    • Operative Results and Oncologic Outcomes of Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy (ALPPS) Versus Two-Stage Hepatectomy (TSH) in Patients with Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    • Moris D, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Kostakis ID, Tsilimigras DI, Beal EW, Papalampros A, Dimitroulis D, Felekouras E, Pawlik TM
    • World J Surg 2018 Mar; 42(3): 806-815
    • [PubMed ID: 28798996]
    • The use of negative pressure wound therapy to prevent post-operative surgical site infections following pancreaticoduodenectomy.
    • Burkhart RA, Javed AA, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Wright MJ, Poruk KE, Eckhauser F, Makary MA, Cameron JL, Wolfgang CL, He J, Weiss MJ
    • HPB (Oxford) 2017 Sep; 19(9): 825-831
    • [PubMed ID: 28602643]
    • Epigenetic therapy and chemosensitization in solid malignancy.
    • Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM, Sharma A, Ahuja N
    • Cancer Treat. Rev. 2017 Apr; 55: 200-208
    • [PubMed ID: 28431263]
    • Parenchymal-Sparing Versus Anatomic Liver Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases: a Systematic Review.
    • Moris D, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Rahnemai-Azar AA, Felekouras E, Dillhoff M, Schmidt C, Pawlik TM
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2017 Jun; 21(6): 1076-1085
    • [PubMed ID: 28364212]
    • Regret in Surgical Decision Making: A Systematic Review of Patient and Physician Perspectives.
    • Wilson A, Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM, Pawlik TM
    • World J Surg 2017 06; 41(6): 1454-1465
    • [PubMed ID: 28243695]

All Publications on PubMed