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Avery Tung, MD

Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

Director of Critical Care Services, Burn Unit

Quality Chief, Anesthesia & Critical Care

Dr. Avery Tung is a specialist in anesthesia and intensive care medicine. Currently, he is the director of critical care services for the University of Chicago Burn and Complex Wound Center--a multidisciplinary program dedicated to treating patients with severe burns.

Dr. Tung's research interests include factors affecting physician decision-making, clinical topics in critical care medicine, and effects of sedatives and anesthesia on the regulation of naturally occurring sleep.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Critical Care

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


University of California, San Francisco


Stanford University, California


American Burn Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Sleep Research Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-3460

Office Fax

(773) 702-6179

Office Postal Address

Avery Tung, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Tung

Dr. Tung is the director of critical care services for the University of Chicago Burn and Complex Wound Center.

Manoj Rana arrived at the Burn Center with more than 90 percent of his body burned. Learn how Dr. Tung and his colleagues helped Manoj fight for his life — and win.
» Read Manoj's story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Tung's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.