J. Michael Millis
Dr. J. Michael Millis is Professor of Surgery, Chief of Transplantation, and Director of the Transplant Center at the University of Chicago. He earned his M.D. at the University of Tennessee, and performed his General Surgical, Transplant Research Fellowship and Clinical Transplant Fellowship at UCLA. In 1994, he began his faculty career at the University of Chicago. During his 20 years at the University of Chicago he has held many leadership positions within the Medical Center and the University as a whole including the Conflict of Interest committee, Promotions and Appointment Committee, Director of the Clinical Cellular and Tissue Processing facility, and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Organ Procurement Organization. Was the founding Medical Director of the Transplant Center, and directs the only Transplant Center in Chicago that provides all solid organ transplants to both children and adults. His clinical focus is on adult and pediatric liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Millis’ research spans clinical, immunology, cellular therapy, policy and ethics. He has organized many national and international meetings covering a range of topics from Surgical Research to Violence in the Healthcare setting. He has been an advisor to he People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Health to develop regulation for transplantation and a national voluntary deceased donor program. He is on the editorial board of many leading transplant and surgical journals.