Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Transplant Surgery
John Fung is a highly respected surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in kidney, liver, pancreas, islet, and intestinal transplantation. He has a long-standing research interest in transplantation immunology, immunosuppression therapy, and liver-related immunology. He serves as the inaugural director of the new University of Chicago Medicine Transplantation Institute.
Through his vast research and clinical experience, he previously established an intestinal transplant program at Cleveland Clinic that spearheaded the use of new minimally invasive surgical techniques and introduced procedures to improve preservation of donor organs. He has published more than 1,000 articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Liver Transplantation.
Fung earned a BA in biology from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an MD and a PhD in immunology from the University of Chicago. He completed a surgical residency and a general surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester, and a transplantation surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Most recently, he was the chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.