William D. Payne, MD

William D. Payne, MD

Transplant Surgeon

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Dissection
  • Visceral Artery Disease

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Transplant)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2013)
  • National Research Service Award, NIH (1975-1977)
  • Schering Scholarship, American College of Surgeons (1978)
  • National Research Service Award, NIH (declined) (1978)


  • Chief, Transplant Section, Minneapolis VA Medical Center (1983-1992)
  • Director, Vascular Surgical Services, Minneapolis VA Medical Center (1986-2007)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Director, Lifesource Organ Procurement Organization (2011-present)
  • Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program, University of Minnesota (1988-2008)

Academic Information


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