Robert John Fontana MD

Professor, Hepatology
Clinical Interests:

Hepatology: drug-induced liver disease, viral hepatitis, and acute liver failure

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Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1988


  • Northwestern University, Internal Medicine, IL, 1991

  • St. Joseph Hospital, Internal Medicine, IL, 1992

Board Certification

  • Gastroenterology

  • Transplant Hepatology


Drug metabolism, treatment of viral hepatitis, and liver transplantation.

Link to Dr. Fontana's publications in PubMed

Academic office address:
Division of Gastroenterology
Taubman Health Center, Room 3912
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5362
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5362
Academic office telephone: 734-936-4780
Academic office fax: 734-936-4574


Dr. Fontana is a Professor of Medicine and the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He also directs the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program. He is recognized as a national expert in translational studies involving the treatment of hepatitis B and C and the etiology and natural history of drug-induced liver disease and acute liver failure.