John Fung, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine Transplant Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

Dr. John Fung received his BA from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975, and a PhD in immunology in 1980 and MD in 1982 from the University of Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Rochester, and a transplant surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Starzl. He is the chairman of the Digestive Disease Institute and the former Chairman of the Department of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Fung is a member of numerous scientific and surgical societies and served as president of the International Liver Transplantation Society from 1997-1999. He has published more than 900 articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board for several medical journals. He is the past Editor-in-Chief for Liver Transplantation, the highest impact factor specialty transplant journal.