Department of Surgery

People

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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
Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-802-3036
Interests
angiogenesis; innate immunity; lower extremity ischemia; platelet-leukocyte interactions
Karim Salem, MD
Vascular Surgery Resident, T32 Resident Trainee (Tzeng Lab)
412-648-0273
Javier Salgado, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
877-684-7189
Nicole Santerre
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Billiar Lab
412-547-5892
Indranil Sau, MBBS, MS, MRCS, FRCS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-7292
Interests
necrotizing enterocolitis; intestinal failure in children
Adrienne Scarpino
Administrative Manager
412-647-2992
Lukas Schimunek
Academic Health Sciences Research Fellow, Vodovotz Lab
Eva Schmelzer, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
412-383-6673
Interests
liver cell biology; stem cell biology; 3-D bioreactors; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering
Stefan Scholtz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-8447
Interests
robotics and sonography in pediatric surgery; minimally invasive pediatric and neonatal surgery; pediatric chest wall deformities; pediatric HPB surgery
Wolfgang H. Schraut, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-647-0311
Vaishali D. Schuchert, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-692-2850
Interests
education and mentorship in surgery and surgical critical care
Melanie J. Scott, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-5806
Interests
innate immune responses to trauma and infection with a focus on inflammasome activation
Harry W. Sell Jr., MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-281-2255
Interests
practice of general surgery; research, teaching, and development of surgical residents
Khalid M. Shalaby, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-672-3422
Interests
teaching of nurses, medical students, residents; clinical and educational research
Richard A. Shapiro
Research Instructor
412-647-5288
Interests
gene expression and regulation of nitric oxide synthase in hepatocytes; gene expression and regulation of MD2, HMGB1, TOLR2, 4, 9
Diana A. Shellmer, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8150
Interests
psychosocial functioning and outcomes in solid organ pediatric transplantation
Hongmei Shen, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
412-624-9998
Interests
normal and cancer tissue stem cells in hematopoietic and other organs; roles of stem cells in immnotolerance and organ transplantation; low cytometry-based multi-parameter analysis and pathway discovery
Richard A. Sheppeck, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
814-877-5600
Interests
in-vitro development of an endothelialized vascular graft; human angiogenesis and wound healing; minimally invasive surgical techniques
Li Shilai
Visiting Scholar, Billiar Lab
Gail L. Shoemaker
Administrative Coordinator, Chair's Office
412-647-1749
Richard L. Simmons, MD
Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
412-647-0680
Interests
cytokine networks in inflammation
Rakesh Sindhi, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-692-7849
Interests
disease pathway and biomarker discovery for transplant rejection and end-stage disease; clinical outcome analysis
Michael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVI
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-802-3333
Interests
aortic dissection, aneurysms, and trauma; biomechanics of aortic endografting; vessel wall compliance mismatches; acute and chronic venous disease; outcome analysis; quality of life
Shaun Siow, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab)
Cheryl K. Six, DO, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
Patrice Smeltzer
Senior Manager, Revenue Cycle
412-258-1803
Robert Sobchak
Research Administrator (Pre-Award), MIS, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Transplant, HPB, and General Surgery
412-647-4418
Kyle A. Soltys, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-6110
Interests
I/R injury in fatty liver models; preservation injury; PTLD; hepatocyte transplantation; antibody-mediated rejection
Atilla Soran, MD, MPH, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
412-641-4274
Interests
metastatic breast cancer surgery; lymphedema; optical biopsy for breast lesions; early breast cancer biomarkers; nomograms; prediction model for neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
Jason L. Sperry, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-692-2850
Interests
trauma; sex-based outcome differences; coagulopathy; hemorrhage control
Jennifer A. Steel, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Psychiatry, and Psychology
Interests
collaborative care interventions to manage cancer-related symptoms and improve quality of life for cancer patients
Jennifer G. Steiman, MD
Assistant Professor
412-641-4274
Interests
radioactive seed localized breast surgery; breast cancer treatment in ages > 70; secondary arm lymphedema; surgical education research
Sladjana Stratimirovic
Research Specialist, Zuckerbraun Lab
412-647-5696
Lisa A. Streb, RN
Administrator, Divisions of General and Trauma Surgery
412-647-0962
Mindi A. Styn, PhD
Research Associate Professor
412-383-8884
Interests
research administration; clinical research
Hong Sui
Visiting Scholar, Chen Lab