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John Fung, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Section of Transplantation

Co-Director, Transplantation Institute

With more than 30 years of experience, John Fung, MD, PhD, is a renowned leader in the field of organ transplantation, including liver, kidney, pancreas, islet and intestinal transplantation. Dr. Fung also performs procedures for bile duct cancer and obstruction, gallbladder and biliary tract diseases, and hepatobiliary malignancies.

Dr. Fung has spearheaded the use of new minimally invasive surgical transplant techniques. Additionally, he's an accomplished immunologist and has introduced procedures to improve donor organ preservation.

Dr. Fung has a longstanding research interest in transplantation immunology, immunosuppression therapy and liver related immunology. He has published more than 1,000 articles and book chapters, serves on the editorial board for several medical journals and was the former editor-in-chief for Liver Transplantation.

Dr. Fung's dedication to innovation and delivering the highest level of patient care is recognized through his consistent appearance on the "America's Top Doctors" and "Best Doctors in America" lists.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Medical School

Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Internship and Residency

University of Rochester, NY


University of Rochester, NY (general surgery)
University of Pittsburgh (transplantation surgery)

Additional Graduate Degrees

PhD, University of Chicago (immunology)


American Association Study of Liver Diseases
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Surgical Association
International Liver Transplantation Society
The Transplantation Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9682

Office Fax

(773) 702-2126

Office Postal Address

John Fung, MD, PhD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5027
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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