Dixon Kaufman

Credentials: MD, PhD, FACS

Position title: Professor, Dept of Surgery (SMPH)

Email: kaufman@surgery.wisc.edu

Dixon Kaufman
  • Ray D. Owen Professor, Division of Transplantation
  • Director, Transplant Service Line
  • Section of Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
  • Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Swine Research and Innovation

Dr. Dixon Kaufman received his medical, general surgical and transplant surgery training at the University of Minnesota (1979-1992). He was a faculty member at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University (1992- 2011), rising to the rank of tenured Professor as the endowed Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery. He is currently the Ray D. Owen Tenured Professor of the Division of Transplantation, Director of the UW Health Transplant Center, and Co-director of the UW Center for Biomedical Swine Research and Innovation (CBSRI).

He is actively involved in transplantation research.  His basic research efforts have focused on the immunobiology of kidney transplant immunological tolerance induction that is supported by the National Institutes of Health Non-human Primate Consortium Study Group. He is also leading the UW CBSRI efforts investigating kidney xenotransplantation using gene-edited swine as donors into a pre-clinical non-human primate large animal recipients.

His curriculum vitae lists over 200 manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Kaufman has received numerous awards and honors including the Baxter Faculty Scholarship Award, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Research Career Development Award.

Dr. Kaufman has held national leadership positions in many facets of the transplant field. He has been active with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and is a past President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

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