Dr. John Fung

General Surgery
Chicago, IL
38 years experience male

Locations

UChicago Medicine

Chicago, IL

Address

5841 Maryland Avenue, Room J517, Chicago, IL, United States
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

7737022126

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

John J. Fung, M.D., Ph.D. Is Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Director of the Transplanta Institute. Prior to this, he served as the Chairman of the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is the former Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. With over 30 years of involvement in kidney, liver, pancreas, islet, and intestinal transplantation, he is also an accomplished immunologist. With over 1,000 peer reviewed manuscripts, he is a leading authority in organ transplantation.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Hepatology

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Yes it can: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor and fairly common. It usually causes no symptoms but then they grow large or are on an area of skin where there is s ... Read More
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Yes: Taken as directed, that combination has no significant drug interactions. You can take Claritin, amoxicillin and.ibuprofen together
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He will die : There is no doubt in my mind, if he continues to drink, he will die. The fact that he already has cirrhosis means that any further alcohol exposure wi ... Read More

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Nov 18, 2013
I give Dr Fung my highest endorsement. He is clearly a brilliant physician. Despite an incredibly busy career he continues to take time out to answer patient questions on Healthtap. His level of kno...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Fung is the most outstanding and remarkable doctor and surgeon in the WORLD. He is incredibly gifted and skilled. In 2005, I was headed to hospice in my hometown due to a very large tumor on my li...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
My mother has history of cholangitis. 10 years after surgery due to changes noted to her CT scan, she required medical follow up. I searched the web for top liver surgeons and came across Dr Fung. A...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I did not find what i was looking for. However, i really like the way how you explain your thoughts on this. If this were my cocnern, i would find this really helpful.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! will stop for 2 months and retest.I am also on Testosterone Therapy (but had GGT a little high before Therapy) so I don't want to mess with my liver!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! White wbc has been in the 13000 for over a year. I'm not sure the size of the anxillary nodes. All nodes were located by ultrasound.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester

Awards

Worldwide Impact in Transplantation, Transplantation Society/Roche
Distinguished Service Award, International Liver Transplantation Society
Scientific Award, Chinese American Medical Society

Affiliations

American Surgical Association
International Liver Transplantation Society
The Transplantation Society
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