Chris Sonnenday, M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2924 Taubman Center SPC 5331
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331
Christopher Sonnenday, M.D., M.H.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, and Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health. Dr. Sonnenday received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1997, and went on to complete his General Surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins University in June of 2005. While a research fellow in transplantation from 2000 to 2003, he completed a Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Investigation at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003. After completion of his residency, Dr. Sonnenday continued on at Johns Hopkins as a Fellow in Surgical Oncology and Instructor of Surgery until 2006, and he completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Michigan in 2008.
Dr. Sonnenday's clinical interests focus on hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and transplantation of the liver, kidney, and pancreas. In addition to his clinical practice at the University, he serves as the surgeon in the Liver Tumor Program at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research interests include investigation of frailty in recipient selection for liver transplantation, study of variation and disparities in the patterns of utilization and outcomes of hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation, refining donor selection in liver transplantation and the multidisciplinary treatment of hepatobiliary malignancies.