Alan Koffron, MD, FACS

Dr. Koffron is a fellowship trained multiple-organ transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in liver and kidney transplant and advanced surgical treatment of conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. He will also serve as Surgical Director, Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center.

Dr. Koffron is certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He sees patients at the USA Surgical Specialties Building and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital.

Education

Undergraduate (1984-1988)
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
BS Zoology

Medical School (1988-1992)
University of Iowa College of Medicine – Iowa City, Iowa
Doctor of Medicine

Residency (1992-1999)
University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School – Chicago, Illinois
General Surgery

Fellowship (1999-2001)
American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Clinical Fellowship
Northwestern University Medical School – Chicago, Illinois
Multiple-Organ Transplant Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery

Pediatric Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Fellowship (2000-2001)
Children’s Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Transplantation Surgery
Northwestern University Medical School – Chicago, Illinois

Transplantation Immunology and Virology of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 1994-1996 

Honors & Awards

1984-1988 Sciences and Humanities Academic Dean’s Honors, Iowa State University

1988 Phi Beta Kappa, Iowa State University

1988 Golden Key National Honor Society, Iowa State University

1989 President, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society, Midwestern Division at The University of Iowa College of Medicine

1991 Ralph W. Pines Medical Education Scholarship for Promise in Cardiac Science, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1992 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1993 John S. Farber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Neuroscience Research, Department of Biology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1994 Outstanding Resident Award, University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

1994 Transplantation Surgery Research Fellowship, Northwestern University Medical School

1995 Young Investigator Travel Award, XVI World Congress of the Transplantation Society, Barcelona, Spain

1997 J. Warren Murray Resident Surgical Science Research Award

1998 Chief Administrative Resident, General/Thoracic/Vascular/Trauma Surgery, University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

1999 Young Investigator Travel Award, XVII World Congress of the Transplantation Society

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

2002 Surgeon Educator Award, Chicago Surgical Society

2004 Outstanding Presentation, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)

2005 Clinical Excellence and Innovation Award, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation,  Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2005 Surgical Advancement Award, Illinois Medical Society

2011 Organ Donation Proclamation, Royal Oak City Commission

2013 Beaumont Health System Outstanding Academic Excellence Award, “Oslerian Triple Threat”

2016 Guardian of Excellence Award, Press Ganey, Transplant Program

Transplantation Immunology and Virology of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 1994-1996 

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Academic Appointments

2012-2017 Chairman of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2011-2012 Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2009-2020 Professor of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2019-2002 Professor of Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2007-2008 Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2001-2007 Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplantation), Northwestern University Medical School

1999-2001 Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School

Professional Organizations

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society, President, Iowa Chapter, 1990, American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, University of Toronto Surgical Alumni Association, American Society of Genomic Research, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Chicago Surgical Society, American Liver Foundation, American College of Surgeons, International Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, American Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Central Surgical Association, Pancreas Club, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, Michigan State Medical Society, Oakland County Medical Society, International Laparoscopic Liver Society, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Alan Koffron,
MD, FACS

Dr. Koffron is a fellowship trained multiple-organ transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in liver and kidney transplant and advanced surgical treatment of conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. He will also serve as Surgical Director, Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center.

Dr. Koffron is certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He will see patients at the USA Surgical Specialties Building and perform surgery at Erlanger Hospital.

Nurse: Katie McNair, RN 

Education

Undergraduate (1984-1988)
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
BS Zoology

Medical School (1988-1992)
University of Iowa College of Medicine – Iowa City, Iowa
Doctor of Medicine

Residency (1992-1999)
University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School – Chicago, Illinois
General Surgery

Fellowship (1999-2001)
American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Clinical Fellowship
Northwestern University Medical School – Chicago, Illinois
Multiple-Organ Transplant Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery

Pediatric Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Fellowship (2000-2001)
Children’s Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Transplantation Surgery
Northwestern University Medical School – Chicago, Illinois

Transplantation Immunology and Virology of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 1994-1996 

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Honors & Awards

1984-1988 Sciences and Humanities Academic Dean’s Honors, Iowa State University

1988 Phi Beta Kappa, Iowa State University

1988 Golden Key National Honor Society, Iowa State University

1989 President, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society, Midwestern Division at The University of Iowa College of Medicine

1991 Ralph W. Pines Medical Education Scholarship for Promise in Cardiac Science, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1992 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1993 John S. Farber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Neuroscience Research, Department of Biology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

1994 Outstanding Resident Award, University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

1994 Transplantation Surgery Research Fellowship, Northwestern University Medical School

1995 Young Investigator Travel Award, XVI World Congress of the Transplantation Society, Barcelona, Spain

1997 J. Warren Murray Resident Surgical Science Research Award

1998 Chief Administrative Resident, General/Thoracic/Vascular/Trauma Surgery, University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

1999 Young Investigator Travel Award, XVII World Congress of the Transplantation Society

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

2002 Surgeon Educator Award, Chicago Surgical Society

2004 Outstanding Presentation, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)

2005 Clinical Excellence and Innovation Award, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation,  Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2005 Surgical Advancement Award, Illinois Medical Society

2011 Organ Donation Proclamation, Royal Oak City Commission

2013 Beaumont Health System Outstanding Academic Excellence Award, “Oslerian Triple Threat”

2016 Guardian of Excellence Award, Press Ganey, Transplant Program

Transplantation Immunology and Virology of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 1994-1996 

Academic Appointments

2012-2017 Chairman of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2011-2012 Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2009-2020 Professor of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2019-2002 Professor of Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2007-2008 Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2001-2007 Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplantation), Northwestern University Medical School

1999-2001 Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School

Professional Organizations

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society, President, Iowa Chapter, 1990, American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, University of Toronto Surgical Alumni Association, American Society of Genomic Research, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Chicago Surgical Society, American Liver Foundation, American College of Surgeons, International Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, American Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Central Surgical Association, Pancreas Club, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, Michigan State Medical Society, Oakland County Medical Society, International Laparoscopic Liver Society, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation