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Ty B. Dunn, MD

Ty B. Dunn, MD Physician

Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dunn is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Ty B. Dunn

Dr. Ty Dunn is a transplant surgeon who specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation, pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplant and living kidney donation. Dr. Dunn has interests in the care of the diabetic patient, re-operative surgery, immunosuppression, humoral rejection, and infectious disease.

Clinical Specialties


  • Transplant Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplant Evaluation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals


American College of Surgeons (ACS), National American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI), National American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), National Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society (CTRMS), National International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA), International LifeSource Clinical Policy Board, Member, Local LifeSource Kidney Pancreas Committee, Representative, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Local OPTN/UNOS Deceased Donor Chains Project, ASTS Representative, National The Transplantation Society (TTS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dunn is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Barite Gutama, Victor Vakayil, K. Louise Berry, Marie Cook, Sarah Schwarzenberg, Martin Freeman, Mary Melton, Matthew Armfield, Ty Dunn, Srinath Chinnakotla, Varvara Kirchner, Timothy Pruett, Gregory Beilman, James Harmon Jr, PhD, Melena Bellin: The Effect of Tobacco Use and Disability Status on Surgical Outcomes Following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association Conference : 2019.

Rostambeigi N, Shrestha P, Dunn TB, Golzarian J, Khoshnoodi P, Rosenberg M, Talaie R: Recurrent Ectopic Variceal Bleed After Pancreas Transplantation with No Portal Hypertension, Case Report and Outcomes of Endovascular Onyx Embolization Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 53 (5): 415-419,2019.

Wolff R, Nasstrom A, Borscheid C, Martin C, Temelie A, Spong R, Keys D, Dunn TB: The Effect of a Novel Dosing Protocol for the De Novo Use of LCP-Tacrolimus in Kidney Transplant Recipients Managed on a Steroid-free Maintenance Immunosuppression Regimen American Transplant Congress : 2019.

Odegard M, Serrano O, Peterson K, Mongin S, D Berglund, Vock D, Chinnakotla S, Dunn TB, Finger E, Kandaswamy R, Pruett T, Matas AJ: Delivery of Transplant Care Among Hmong Kidney Transplant Recipients: Outcomes from a Single Institution Clinical Transplantation 33 (5): 2019.

Niederhaus SV, Carrico RJ, Prentice MA, Fox AC, Mujtaba MA, Dunn TB, Olaitan OK, Fisher JS, Stratta RJ, Farney AC, Odorico JS, Fridell JA: C-peptide levels do not correlate with pancreas allograft failure: Multicenter retrospective analysis and discussion of the new OPTN definition of pancreas allograft failure American Journal of Transplantation 19 (4): 1178-1186,2019.

Odorico JS, Cooper M, Dunn TB: Where Have All the Pancreas Transplants Gone and What Needs to Change? (IN PRESS) Current Transplantation Reports : 2019.

Dunn TB: Pancreas retransplantation Transplantation, Bioengineering, & Regeneration of the Endocrine Pancreas, Volumes 1 & 2 : 2018 (in press).

Dunn TB, Sutherland DER: History of pancreas transplantation Transplantation of Organs and Tissue : 2018 (in press).

Colling K, Dunn TB, Beilman G: Postoperative care and prevention and treatment of complications following total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation Transplantation, Bioengineering, & Regeneration of the Endocrine Pancreas, Volumes 1 & 2 : 2018 (in press).

Serrano OK, Vock DM, Chinnakotla S, Dunn TB, Kandaswamy R, Pruett TL, Feldman R, Matas AJ, Finger EB: The relationships between cold ischemia time, kidney transplant length of stay, and transplant-related costs Transplantation 103 (2): 401-411,2018 (Epub).

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2 Ravdin Courtyard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5629
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)