Alan J. Koffron
A native of Iowa, Alan J. Koffron received a B.S. degree in zoology at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, and a graduate degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He went on to pursue postgraduate training in surgery with the Chicago Medical School, pausing for two years of transplantation immunology/virology research at Northwestern University Medical School, and then pediatric surgery training at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. He returned to complete general surgery training in Chicago, including two chief residency years focusing on trauma and thoracic surgery. Following this, Dr. Koffron undertook adult transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and then pediatric transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Since then, Dr. Koffron remained on the Northwestern and Children’s Memorial Faculty performing adult and pediatric transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, rising to the level of Associate Professor of surgery, and leading the inception and growth of live-donor liver transplant and minimally invasive liver surgery. In 2008, Dr. Koffron left Chicago to join Beaumont Health System with the goal of expanding transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and surgical care complexity. Dr. Koffron is currently Professor and Health Systems Chair of surgery, Director, and Chief of transplantation, Beaumont Health System. He has authored over 100 publications and 20 book chapters, performed 32 externally funded research projects, and presented research at more than 200 scientific meetings worldwide. His clinical focus is hepatobiliary malignancy and the full spectrum of surgical treatment from liver-directed therapy to organ replacement.
Biography Updated on 7 August 2012