Tun Jie, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Section Chief of Abdominal Transplant

Tun Jie, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Section Chief of Abdominal Transplant

Tun Jie, MD, MS, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of General Surgery, Section of Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery. Dr. Jie specializes in abdominal organ transplantation, liver, pancreas and biliary surgery, and has expertise in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Jie received his medical degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn, School of Medicine. His postgraduate training includes: internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Minnesota, a research fellowship at the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation, a National Library of Medicine fellowship in health informatics, and a fellowship in surgical infectious disease.

His academic focus is on abdominal organ transplantation, and hepatopancreatico and biliary (HPB) surgery. In particular, he has been involved in pancreatic endocrine and exocrine disorders for the past decade. He has received funding on works related to organ (kidney and pancreas) preservation, kidney donor outcomes, and immunosuppressive regiments for prevention of organ rejection. He currently pursues research interests in diabetes, pancreatic disease, islet transplant, transplant immunology and health informatics.

Research Interests: 
  • Transplant immunology, positive cross match transplants and ABO incompatible transplants
  • Chronic pancreatitis, diabetes, and islet transplant
  • Pancreas and islet transplants
Degrees
  • MD: State University of New York Health Sciences Center, 1999
Residency
  • University of Minnesota, Surgery, 2000-2007
Internship
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, 2000
Fellowship
  • University of Minnesota, Surgical Infectious Disease, 2002-2005
  • University of Minnesota - Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation, Research Fellow, 2002-2005
  • University of Minnesota - National Library of Medicine, Health Informatics, 2002-2005
  • University of Minnesota - Department of Surgery, Transplant, 2007-2009
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Diplomate
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Certification