Joseph L. Bobadilla, MD, FACS

Clinical interests

  • Carotid Stenting
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Open Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Spinal Ischemia After Complex Aortic Surgery
  • Venous Disease

Joseph L. Bobadilla, MD, FACS


My name is Joseph Bobadilla; I received my medical degree in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison. I trained in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and completed an additional two years of research training in vascular mediated immunobiology after transplantation. I received a capstone degree in human clinical trials design and development from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. I then completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison.

My clinical interests include open and endovascular aneurysm repair, complex aortic surgery, prevention of paraplegia related to aortic surgery, carotid surgery and stenting, and the treatment of venous disease. I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery


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

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

Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 302
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678

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  1. Orr N, Minion D, Bobadilla JL. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: current endovascular perspectives. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014;10:493-505.
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  2. Bobadilla JL. Mesenteric ischemia. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;93(4):925-40, ix.
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  3. Bobadilla JL. From Ebers to EVARs: A Historical Perspective on Aortic Surgery. Aorta (Stamford). 2013 Jul;1(2):89-95.
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  4. Bobadilla JL, Wynn M, Tefera G, Acher CW. Low incidence of paraplegia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair with proactive spinal cord protective protocols. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun;57(6):1537-42.
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  5. Bobadilla JL, Kent KC. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Adv Surg. 2012; 46:101-9. PMID: 22873035.
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  6. Dart ML, Jankowska-Gan E, Huang G, Roenneburg DA, Keller MR, Torrealba JR, Rhoads A, Kim B, Bobadilla JL, Haynes LD, Wilkes DS, Burlingham WJ, Greenspan DS. Interleukin-17-dependent autoimmunity to collagen type V in atherosclerosis. Circ Res. 2010 Oct 29; 107(9):1106-16. PMID: 20814021.
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  7. Bobadilla JL, Hoch JR, Leverson GE, Tefera G. The effect of warfarin therapy on endoleak development after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 52(2):267-71. PMID: 20591602.
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  8. Bobadilla JL, Jankowska-Gan E, Xu Q, Haynes LD, Munoz del Rio A, Meyer K, Greenspan DS, De Oliveira N, Burlingham WJ, Maloney JD. Reflux-induced collagen type v sensitization: potential mediator of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Chest. 2010 Aug; 138(2):363-70. PMID: 20418369.
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  9. Dutta P, Molitor-Dart M, Bobadilla JL, Roenneburg DA, Yan Z, Torrealba JR, Burlingham WJ. Microchimerism is strongly correlated with tolerance to noninherited maternal antigens in mice. Blood. 2009 Oct 22; 114(17):3578-87. PMID: 19700665.
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  10. Murray MA, Osaki S, Edwards NM, Johnson MR, Bobadilla JL, Gordon EA, Sanderfoot M, Kohmoto T. Multidisciplinary approach decreases length of stay and reduces cost for ventricular assist device therapy. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan; 8(1):84-8. PMID: 18940829.
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  11. Bobadilla JL, Love RB, Jankowska-Gan E, Xu Q, Haynes LD, Braun RK, Hayney MS, Munoz del Rio A, Meyer K, Greenspan DS, Torrealba J, Heidler KM, Cummings OW, Iwata T, Brand D, Presson R, Burlingham WJ, Wilkes DS. Th-17, monokines, collagen type V, and primary graft dysfunction in lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Mar 15; 177(6):660-8. PMID: 18174545.
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  12. Molitor-Dart ML, Andrassy J, Kwun J, Kayaoglu HA, Roenneburg DA, Haynes LD, Torrealba JR, Bobadilla JL, Sollinger HW, Knechtle SJ, Burlingham WJ. Developmental exposure to noninherited maternal antigens induces CD4+ T regulatory cells: relevance to mechanism of heart allograft tolerance. J Immunol. 2007 Nov 15; 179(10):6749-61. PMID: 17982065.
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  13. Burlingham WJ, Love RB, Jankowska-Gan E, Haynes LD, Xu Q, Bobadilla JL, Meyer KC, Hayney MS, Braun RK, Greenspan DS, Gopalakrishnan B, Cai J, Brand DD, Yoshida S, Cummings OW, Wilkes DS. IL-17-dependent cellular immunity to collagen type V predisposes to obliterative bronchiolitis in human lung transplants. J Clin Invest. 2007 Nov; 117(11):3498-506. PMID: 17965778.
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  14. Bobadilla JL, Wigfield CH, Chopra PS. Inflow occlusion pulmonary embolectomy in the modern era of cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Feb; 131(2):484-6. PMID: 16434289.
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  15. Bobadilla JL, Macek M, Fine JP, Farrell PM. Cystic fibrosis: a worldwide analysis of CFTR mutations--correlation with incidence data and application to screening. Hum Mutat. 2002 Jun; 19(6):575-606. PMID: 12007216.
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  16. Bobadilla JL, Farrell MH, Farrell PM. Applying CFTR molecular genetics to facilitate the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis through screening. Adv Pediatr. 2002; 49:131-90. PMID: 12214770.
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