Shaun Michael Kunisaki MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Interests:

congenital lung lesions, diaphragmatic hernia, fetal anomalies, twin-twin transfusion syndrome, biliary atresia, minimally invasive surgery


U of M Pediatric Surgery

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Floor 4
1540 E Hospital Dr SPC 4211
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • Harvard Medical School, 2000


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery General, MA, 2003

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery General, MA, 2008


  • Surgery pediatric, University of Michigan Health System, 2010

Professional Organizations

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

  • American Academic of Pediatrics

  • International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society

  • American College of Surgeons

Board Certification

  • Surgery

  • Pediatric Surgery


fetal stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, fetal lung growth, fetal surgery


Shaun M. Kunisaki, MD, MSc is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is also an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. He earned his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completing a master's degree in health policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he obtained his medical degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School. During medical school, he participated in a predoctoral research fellowship in transplantation immunology. He completed his general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest and oldest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kunisaki also finished a postdoctoral research fellowship in fetal tissue engineering at Children's Hospital Boston before completing his clinical training in pediatric surgery at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Dr. Kunisaki is board certified in both Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He has an active clinical practice encompassing all aspects of pediatric surgery but has a focused clinical interest in congenital lung lesions (CCAM, CPAM, sequestrations), esophageal atresia, and other complex thoracic surgical problems.