Welcome Dr. Alan and Dr. Julie Koffron

University Surgical Associates (USA) welcomes a husband-wife duo to the team of highly trained surgeons providing advanced multi-specialty surgical care for people in the Chattanooga region. Alan Koffron, MD will focus on kidney transplant and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery, and Julie Koffron, MD will focus on HPB and general surgery.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of two outstanding surgeons to our team who will greatly enhance our capabilities in kidney transplantation as well as provide the highest level of care for benign and malignant conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system,” says Michael S, Greer, MD, USA president and vascular surgeon. “The level of skill, expertise in clinical practice and research, as well as the patient-centered approach to HPB conditions and kidney and liver transplantation that both Drs. Koffron bring to the table is unmatched in this area of the country.”

Dr. Alan Koffron will serve as Surgical Director of Kidney Transplant Services and the HPB Program at Erlanger Medical Center, and on faculty with the Department of Surgery at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga (UTCOMC), where he is tasked with further establishing and expanding the kidney and liver transplantation program. Dr. Julie Koffron’s expertise is in hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery, or surgery of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. She will also join the faculty at UTCOMC in HPB and General Surgery programs.

Drs. Alan and Julie Koffron

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The Koffrons bring a unique set of skills and collaboration to surgery in Chattanooga. Their combination of education and expertise is a game-changer for people who need advanced cancer-fighting surgeries and treatments for the liver, pancreas and biliary system.

“We work together like two sides of the same coin, each focusing on different aspects of HPB surgery,” says Dr. Alan Koffron. “We provide highly individualized treatment and often offer surgical options to patients who have previously been told there’s nothing more that can be done. Knowing our respective areas of expertise, we defer to each other’s medical judgment and work together in both treatment planning as well as in surgery to provide a nuanced and researched approach to complex cases.”

“This is exciting progress for Chattanooga – there are no liver or kidney transplant or pancreatic cancer procedures that require a drive to another major medical center. The most advanced treatments and capabilities are here now. I’m confident that Dr. Alan Koffron and Dr. Julie Koffron will continue to provide the safe, high quality care our patients have come to expect from USA,” says Dr. Greer.

“Our focus has always been to provide the highest level of care for our patients, taking the whole person into account, and offering minimally invasive options when possible to help people recover from surgery faster and have the best possible outcomes,” says Dr. Julie Koffron. “There is a sense of collegiality and professionalism that’s evident in the culture at USA, and we’re all working toward a common goal. I believe the very strong foundation of quality will ease our transition into practice in Chattanooga and allow us to quickly fill a need in this community.”

About Dr. Alan Koffron

Alan Koffron, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery from University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School where he also served as a senior resident in general and thoracic surgery, a surgical critical care residency at Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, and as a resident in pediatric general surgery at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

He continued postgraduate education as chief resident of trauma surgery and general and vascular surgery at the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical school before completing the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Clinical Fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School, which included pediatric liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Koffron has been named one of America’s Top Surgeons and in the Best Doctors in America listing since 2005, and has won many awards and honors for excellence in teaching, outstanding academics and surgical advancements. Before joining USA, he served as chief of transplant and hepatobiliary surgery and director of multi-organ transplantation at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. Julie Koffron

About Dr. Julie Koffron

Julie Koffron, MD earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed residencies in emergency medicine and general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Koffron then completed a clinical fellowship in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery from the University of Pisa in Pisa, Italy.

From 2005, Dr. Koffron served as an attending physician at William Beaumont Hospital and as an assistant professor of surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine since 2010. Dr. Koffron also served as a surgical resident research mentor since 2007.

Dr. Koffron’s surgical expertise includes general and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery of the abdomen. In her specialization as an HPB surgeon, she focuses on open and minimally invasive section and vascular reconstruction of the pancreas, liver and biliary system, as well as biliary bypass and liver-directed tumor ablation.