Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center announces Dr. Alan Koffron as its surgical director. Dr. Koffron will work alongside Dr. Kenneth Kokko, kidney transplant center program and medical director.
Both Dr. Koffron and Dr. Kokko will be responsible for quality initiatives within the program, maintenance of translation protocols and interaction with the global transplant community.
“Dr. Koffron is an incredibly accomplished individual and physician, and I believe he will be a superb addition to the kidney transplant team,” said Vice President of Operations Tanner Goodrich.
“He has extensive knowledge in multi-organ transplant surgery, and we expect this to be a great asset to our program. The kidney transplant team and our patients are in good hands under his direction and leadership.”
Dr. Koffron earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed residency training in general surgery at Chicago Medical School University of Health Sciences. Dr. Koffron completed two fellowships – a multiple-organ transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and a pediatric liver transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Throughout his clinical career, Dr. Koffron has received many honors and awards, including residency, fellowship, research, teaching, surgical advancement and clinical excellence and innovation awards. He has also been awarded media honors such as “Top Doctor” or “Top Surgeon” from Chicago and Detroit magazines for several consecutive years.