Department of Surgery

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Timothy R. Billiar, MD
George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
412-647-1749
Interests
mechanisms involved in acute cellular and organ injury in inflammatory states such as shock, trauma, and sepsis
Sally E. Carty, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
412-647-0467
Interests
minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery; multiple endocrine neoplasia Syndromes; immunohistochemical, allelic, and molecular predictors of endocrine malignancy
Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive & Metabolic Surgery
412-641-3678
Interests
metabolic surgery to treat type 2 diabetes; long-term health outcomes of bariatric surgery; evaluation of new surgical technology and devices
David A. Geller, MD
Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
412-692-2001
Interests
transcriptional regulation of the human iNOS gene; molecular mechanisms of liver injury; liver transplant ischemia/reperfusion injury; gene therapy for liver cancer; HCC signaling pathways; liver cancer therapy
George K. Gittes, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
412-692-7291
Interests
Smad regulation of pancreatic islet formation
Abhinav Humar, MD
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery
412-692-4553
Interests
partial liver transplants and hepatic regeneration; kidney, liver and pancreas transplant outcomes; CMV disease in transplantation
Michel S. Makaroun, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
412-802-3034
Interests
endovascular aneurysm repair and dissection; biomechanical predictors of aneurysm rupture; carotid artery stenting
David S. Medich, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
412-647-1705
William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Interests
medical device biocompatibility and design; cardiovascular tissue engineering; targeted vascular imaging
Mark A. Wilson, MD, PhD
Chief of Surgery and Medical Director, Surgical Service, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
866-482-7488
Herbert J. Zeh III, MD
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
412-692-2852
Interests
role of DAMPs/RAGE in pancreatic cancer
Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of General/Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
412-692-2850
Interests
acute inflammatory response in the liver and vasculature following injury from trauma/hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, or direct vascular injury
Othman Abdul-Malak, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
Derek Afflu, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-1)
Bestoun H. Ahmed, MD, FACS, FRCS, FICS, FICMS
Associate Professor
412-641-3632
Interests
laparoscopic and robotic revisional bariatric surgery; surgical management of complicated colonic diverticulitis; laparoscopic management of perforated peptic and anastomotic ulcers
Georges Elie Al-Khoury, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-802-3036
Interests
aortic pathology; carotid disease; mesenteric ischemia; PAD and emergency vascular surgery
Louis H. Alarcon, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-647-1158
Interests
coagulopathy of trauma; blunt solid organ injuries; resuscitation of trauma patients; nutritional support of critically-ill patients; surgical infection prevention & treatment
Jurgis Alvikas, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
Kelly Ann Miller Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-7282
Interests
Hirschsprung's disease; Hirschsprung's enterocolitis; pediatric intestinal diseases; ischemia/reperfusion
Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-802-3036
Interests
carotid artery disease; critical limb ischemia; venous disease and pulmonary embolism interventions
Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-624-5253
Interests
regenerative medicine; biomaterials
Karen Barry
Operations Manager & Administrative Assistant to Edward M. McQuade
412-647-4643
David L. Bartlett, MD
Dr. Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852
Interests
tumor selective oncolytic vaccinia viruses; immunotherapy; regional cancer therapies; HIPEC; peritoneal surface malignancies; translational research; peritoneal mesothelioma; therapeutic cancer vaccines
Phyllis Baska
Physician Educator
412-647-2508
Eileen Bauer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-864-0778
Interests
role of the innate immune system in pulmonary vascular disease
Graciela Bauzá, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
412-647-0421
Interests
chest wall reconstruction after trauma; necrotizing soft tissue infections; student and resident education and simulation
Tim Bell
Finance Manager
412-647-4317
Sara E. Berkey, MD
General Surgery Resident (Lab)
Marguerite Bonaventura, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-641-4274
Geoff J. Bond, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatric Surgery
412-692-7280
Interests
pediatric intestinal failure; adult and pediatric transplantation; short bowel syndrome
Yvonne Brewster, MPM
Manager, Research Administration and Finance
412-647-9278
Joshua B. Brown, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
Marc Edward Brozovich, MD, FASCRS, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-367-5010
Thomas V. Cacciarelli, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-360-6155
Interests
infectious complications in liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma; access to liver transplantation in the VA population
Geoffrey Camirand, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-383-8616
Interests
regulatory CD4+ T cell function within allografts; secondary lymphoid tissues in regulatory CD4+ T cell homeostasis; inflammation and the expansion of regulatory CD4+ T cells in transplantation
James P. Celebrezze Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
877-684-7189
Interests
colon & rectal cancer; minimally invasive therapy; surgical management of diverticulitis and IBD
Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-802-3025
Interests
venous disease; aortic aneurysm
Mohammad Haroon Asif Choudry, MBBS, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852
Cody Clarke
Associate Project Manager
412-802-6820
Alain C. Corcos, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
Marc E. Cordero, MD, MMS, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-672-3422
Interests
advanced wound care; laparoscopy