Hoonbae Jeon, MD, FACS, joins Tulane Medical Center in February 2017 as the director of the liver transplant program, and professor of surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Jeon is a renowned academic clinician in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. His areas of expertise include complex hepatobiliary surgical procedures, living donor liver transplantation, and transplantation of pancreas and kidney. Dr. Jeon has served as associate councilor of UNOS Region 7 and he is currently editor-in-chief of Annals of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery. Dr. Jeon has published over 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. His research interests include liver transplantation and transplant immunology.
Dr. Jeon earned his medical degree from Korea University, Seoul, Korea (1990). He completed his General Surgery Residency at his alma mater (1995) and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship at Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea (1998). Subsequently, he finished multiorgan transplant surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.
He served as a multiorgan transplant surgeon and assistant professor at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (2003 - 2009). He was recruited to University of Illinois at Chicago as Surgical Director for Liver Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Surgery with tenure. Under his leadership, the liver transplant program accomplished the best outcome among five institutions in Chicago for several years and became one of a few successful living donor liver transplant program in midwest.
Liver transplantation (adult and pediatric, deceased and living donor)
Kidney and pancreas transplantation
Complex hepatobiliary surgery