Adam Sheka, MD

Adam Sheka

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MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI


Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Medical Interests: Trauma & Critical Care, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, travel
Why I chose Minnesota: The residents here are fantastic, always have your back, and are fun to be around both at work and outside the hospital.



Peer Reviewed Publications:

  1. Sheka A, Wirth K, Ikramuddin S. Biliary complications after bariatric surgery. In ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery, 2nd Edition. 2019.
  2. Sheka AC, Wirth KM, Ikramuddin S. Preventing macrovascular events with bariatric surgery. JAMA 2018; 320(15):1545-7. 
  3. Lee CW, Wilkinson KH, Sheka AC, Leverson GE, Kennedy GD. The log odds of positive lymph nodes stratifies and predicts survival of high-risk individuals among stage III rectal cancer patients. Oncologist 2016; 21(4): 425-32.
  4. Sheka AC, Tevis S, Kennedy GD. Urinary tract infection after surgery for colorectal malignancy: risk factors and complications. American Journal of Surgery 2015 (in press).
  5. Jankowska-Gan E, Sheka A, Sollinger HW, Pirsch JD, Hoffman MR, Haynes LD, Armbrust MJ, Mezrich JD, Burlingham WJ. Pre-transplant immune regulation predicts allograft outcome: bidirectional regulation correlates with excellent renal transplant function in living-related donor-recipient pairs. Transplantation 2012; 93(3): 283-290.
  6. Haynes LD, Jankowska-Gan E, Sheka A, Keller MR, Hernandez-Fuentes MP, Lechler RI, Seyfert-Margolis V, Turka LA, Newell KA, Burlingham WJ. Donor-specific indirect pathway analysis reveals a B-cell independent signature which reflects outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 2011; 12(3): 640-648.

Other Publications:

  1. Sheka A, Burlingham WJ. Review of Suppression and Regulation of Immune Responses: Methods and Protocols, ed. Cuturi MC, Anegon I. American Journal of Transplantation 2011: 11(10): 2256-2257.


  1. Altman A, Kizy S, Marmor S, Sheka A, Hui J, Tuttle T, Jensen E, Denbo J. Adjuvant chemotherapy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: approaching clinical practice consensus? Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Washington, D.C. 2018.
  2. Joppru K, Wise E, Sheka A, Wirth K, Amateau S, Ikramuddin S, Leslie D. Prediction of 30-day morbidity after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: data from an artificial neural network. Minnesota Surgical Society. Minneapolis, MN. 2018.
  3. Sheka AC, Tevis S, Kennedy GD. Urinary tract infection after surgery for colorectal malignancy: risk factors and complications. Academic Surgical Congress. Las Vegas, NV. 2015. (Podium Presentation)
  4. Hutchins F, Sheka A, Gaus D, Overby M, Poulson K, DiPrete Brown L. UW-Madison Global Health Institute’s Program for the Study of Language, Culture, and Community Health in Ecuador: an assessment of impact on global engagement. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. 2013. (Abstract/Poster)