Avery Tung, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Avery Tung, MD

Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Director, Critical Care Services

Dr. Avery Tung is a specialist in anesthesia and intensive care medicine. Currently, he is the director of critical care services for the University of Chicago Burn and Complex Wound Center--a multidisciplinary program dedicated to treating patients with severe burns.

Dr. Tung's research interests include factors affecting physician decision-making, clinical topics in critical care medicine, and effects of sedatives and anesthesia on the regulation of naturally occurring sleep.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Burn Association
  • Sleep Research Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of California San Francisco Health

Residency

  • University of California San Francisco Health

Fellowship

  • Stanford Health Care

News & Research

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  • Cigna PPO
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  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
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  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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