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Silke V. Niederhaus, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Additional Title:

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

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Education and Training

University of Alabama, BS Biology, 1999

University of Alabama School of Medicine, MD, 2003

University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Surgery Residency, 2010

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Transplant Research Fellowship, 2005-2007

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, 2012

Research/Clinical Keywords

kidney transplant pancreas transplant dialysis access

Highlighted Publications



  • Fridell JA, Niederhaus S, Curry M, Urban R, Fox A, and Odorico J. “The survival advantage of pancreas after kidney transplant.” Am J Transplant 19(4):1243-44, 2019.
  • LaMattina JC, Powell JM, Costa NA, Leeser DB, Niederhaus SV, Bromberg JS, Alvarez-Casas J, Phelan MS, and Barth RN. “Surgical complications of laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy: a retrospective study.” Transplant International Nov;30(11)1132-39, 2017.
  • Ahmad S, Inouye B, Phelan MS, Kramer AC, Sulek J,Weir MR, Barth RN, Lamattina JC, Schweitzer ES, Leeser DB, Niederhaus SV, Bartlett ST, Bromberg JS. “Live Donor Renal Transplant with Simultaneous Bilateral Nephrectomy for Autosomal Polycystic Kidney Disease (APKD): a 10-Year Retrospective Comparison.” Transplantation Feb 100(2):407-15. 2016.
  • SV Niederhaus, GE Leverson, D Lorentzen, D Robillard, HW Sollinger, JD Pirsch, JR Torrealba, JS Odorico. “Acute Cellular and Antibody Mediated Rejection of the Pancreas Allograft: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.” American Journal of Transplantation. Nov 13(11):2945-55, 2013.
  • SV Niederhaus, B Muth, DF Lorentzen, P Wai, JD Pirsch, M Samaniego-Picota, GE Leverson, AM D’Alessandro, HW Sollinger, A Djamali. “Luminex-based desensitization protocols: the University of Wisconsin initial experience.” Transplantation 92(1):12-7, 2011.