Jeffrey D. Punch, M.D.
Head, Section of Transplantation
Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2924F Taubman Center SPC 5331
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331
Dr. Jeffrey Punch is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Section of Transplantation Surgery. Dr. Punch received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. During his residency he did a Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Rile Rees at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Hospital studying tissue injury associated with ischemia-reperfusion. Upon completion of his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan, he completed a two year multi-organ transplantation fellowship, also at U of M, in which he was trained to perform kidney, pancreas and liver transplant procedures. During this time he also completed the University of Michigan Molecular Biology Course. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
Upon completion of his training Dr. Punch began a surgical practice that consists of liver, pancreatic, and kidney transplantation. He performs these procedures on both adults and children. In addition Dr. Punch also performs vascular surgery on patients that require dialysis access. He has also assumed the role of director of the Liver Transplant program and performed the first living donor liver transplant procedure ever in the state of Michigan in 1996. His clinical interests include immunosuppression management of organ transplant recipients and clinical immune tolerance. In addition to a clinical practice, Dr. Punch also runs numerous clinical research studies involving transplant recipients. Dr. Punch has served on the Liver and Intestinal Committee and on the Board of Directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing. He has also served as President of Gift of Life Michigan.