John Renz, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery


John Renz, MD, PhD, is an expert in adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplantation. A member of the multidisciplinary University of Chicago transplant team, he performs all types of liver transplantation, including whole organ, split-liver, and living donor procedures.

Dr. Renz is nationally recognized for his research on donor organs that do not meet the usual conditions for transplantation due to various health concerns. He conducted a study, which found that these organs can still be healthy enough for successful transplantation. As a result, Dr. Renz's "extended-donor criteria" expanded the donor pool, increasing access to liver transplantation for many patients.

Additionally, he has published dozens of articles on the subject of liver transplantation in medical and scientific journals. Dr. Renz serves on the editorial board of Liver Transplantation, and as a reviewer for several medical journals, including the American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation and Hepatology.

Practice Locations
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice

Board Certification

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Internship, Residency and Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Additional Graduate Degree
PhD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association for the Advancement of
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for the Study of Liver
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
International Liver Transplantation Society
International Pediatric Transplant Association
Intestinal Transplantation Association
New York Academy of Sciences
Sigma Xi
Society of University Surgeons
Transplantation Society

Language Spoken

Related Videos

Best of DDW 2015: Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Video

Best of DDW 2015: Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. John F. Renz, professor of surgery and director of the liver transplant program for The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences discusses liver transplantation for HCC, compares resection to transplantation and examines ...

Liver Cancer: Transplant/Resection/Ablation? Video

Liver Cancer: Transplant/Resection/Ablation?

John Renz, MD, PhD, discusses Liver Cancer: Transplant/Resection/Ablation?