B. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dixon B. Kaufman is the Ray D. Owen Professor and Chair of the Division of Transplantation of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Public Health of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is also the Transplant Service Line Director of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinic.
Dr. Kaufman completed his clinical surgical residency and transplant surgery fellowship training at the University of Minnesota in 1992. He received his Ph.D. degree from that institution in 1994. Dr. Kaufman was a faculty member of the Northwestern University Department of Surgery (1992-2011) reaching the position of Vice Chair for Research, and was the Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery. In 2011 he was recruited to the University of Wisconsin as the Ray D. Owen Professor and Chair of the Division of Transplantation of the Department of Surgery.
His clinical focus has been on kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation. His basic research efforts have focused on the immunobiology of islet transplantation, and most recently on 2 interdisciplinary projects involving the development of non-invasive imaging modalities of the transplanted islet, and bioactive tissue engineering for islet implantation. His experimental clinical research has focused on human clinical trials of islet transplantation. He has completed 2 RO-1 awards and was site PI of the NIH-funded Clinical Islet Transplant (CIT) consortium at Northwestern (2005-2011).
Dr. Kaufman has held leadership positions in many facets of the transplant field. He has been very active with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and served as Chair of the Education Committee, has served as Executive Program Committee Chair for the American Transplant Congress, and recently served on the Council of the ASTS. Dr. Kaufman is also very active with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). He was Chair of the Pancreas/Islet Transplant Committee, and currently serves on the MPSC and became Councilor of Region 7. Dr. Kaufman is an associate editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation Journal, Cell Transplantation Journal, and Clinical Transplantation Journal.
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