Department of Surgery

People

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
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Faculty

Larry Fish, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
Interests
appropriate use and interpretation of statistical findings
Raquel M. Forsythe, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-647-3065
Ira J. Fox, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-692-6693
Interests
cell transplantation; clinical research; liver research; xenotransplantation
Barbara A. Gaines, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-692-8288
Interests
pediatric and adolescent trauma; pancreatitis and traumatic brain injury; pediatric abdominal sonogram
Andrea Gambotto, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-383-6151
Interests
vaccines and vaccine development; cancer immunotherapy; ChTCR genetic engineering of T-Cells
Nupur N. Gangopadhyay, DVM, MS, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-952-7485
Interests
diabetes; antiviral immunity; gene therapy; allogeneic stem cell transplantation
Armando Ganoza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-5800
Interests
intestinal failure; pediatric liver transplantation; kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplantation in adults and children; autologous islet-cell transplantation for children with acute recurrent or chronic pancreatitis
Wentao Gao, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-6087
Interests
autophagy; cell death; inflammatory signaling; cancer immunotherapy; vaccine development
Kevin O. Garrett, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
412-367-5010
Interests
resident and student education in general surgery and robotic techniques
Jörg C. Gerlach, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering
412-383-7150
Interests
regenerative medicine
William N. Gilleland Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-652-3616
Pablo G. Giuseppucci, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-772-5115
Interests
laparoscopic and general surgery
Zong Sheng Guo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-623-7711
Interests
biological therapy of cancer, including epigenetic therapy, oncolytic virus-mediated gene therapy, and immunotherapy
Eric S. Hager, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-623-8438
Interests
limb salvage; distal bypass; surgical education; dialysis access; varicose vein treatment; carotid disease; endovascular interventions
Daniel E. Hall, MD, MDiv, MHSc, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-0421
Interests
frailty in elective surgery; IRB efficiency and quality; theology and medicine
Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery
412-641-2080
Interests
surgical education; surgical skill acquisition; laparoscopic simulation; video-based debriefing and feedback
Jon R. Henwood, DO, FACOS
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-983-8882
Rosemary A. Hoffman, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
412-648-1931
Interests
intraepithelial lymphocytes and intestinal epithelial cells; mucosal immunity and dendritic cell function associated with aging; platelet function in hemorrhagic shock/trauma; leukocyte phenotype during hemorrhagic shock
Melissa E. Hogg, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
888-847-8836
Interests
minimally invasive surgical oncology with surgical education/clinical outcomes research
Matthew P. Holtzman, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852
Interests
melanoma; sarcoma; regional therapies; single incision and robotic treatments for GI malignancies
Gina Howell, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-0635
Interests
trauma and surgical critical care
Hai Huang, MD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-648-1474
Interests
ischemia-induced activation of inflammatory pathways; pathogenesis of organ injury following liver ischemia reperfusion
Christopher B. Hughes, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-864-2601
Interests
transplantation in the HIV-positive population; clinical outcomes and infectious diseases in liver transplantation; organ donation and allocation policy; organ preservation
George S. Hussey, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
Interests
development of extracellular matrix bioscaffolds as a tissue engineering platform for central nervous system tissue repair
Ronald R. Johnson, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-641-4274
Interests
management of benign and malignant conditions of the breast
Marina V. Kameneva, PhD
Research Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering
412-624-5281
Interests
hemorheology; microhemodynamics; blood trauma in artificial organs; blood-soluble drag-reducing polymers/clinical applications
Udai S. Kammula, MD, FACS
Visiting Associate Professor
412-623-7712
Interests
cancer immunotherapy; adoptive T cell transfer; tumor infiltrating lymphocytes; gene therapy
Rui Kang, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-623-1218
Interests
RAGE, its ligands in cancer biology, and clinical approaches to targeting this pathway
Ved P. Kaushik, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
412-366-2979
Interests
treating and preventing colon and rectal cancer
Donald Keenan, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-641-4274
Interests
breast cancer risk assessment; management of breast cancer in the elderly
Ajai Khanna, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, FRCS
Professor
412-692-7133
Interests
multivisceral, live donor liver, and pediatric transplantation; intestinal rehabilitation surgery; domino liver transplantation
Christine V. Kinnier, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-672-3422
Paul S. Lajos, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
814-877-5600
Fadi G. Lakkis, MD
Scientific Director, Starzl Transplantation Institute, UPMC
412-383-5774
Interests
allorecognition in the innate immune system; biology of memory T cells in organ transplantation; characterization of monocyte and T cell subsets in healthy human subjects and renal transplant recipients
Yong J. Lee, PhD
Professor of Surgery
412-623-3268
Interests
colorectal cancer; TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand; chemotherapeutic agents; hyperthermia; NK cells
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-623-1108
Interests
limb salvage surgery; dialysis access surgery
Eva Lin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-648-2281
Interests
liver inflammation and immunity
Eliza Beth Littleton, PhD
Research Associate Professor
412-647-0315
Interests
reporting what learners actually do to learn so that teachers may design education that efficiently supports it
Zuqiang Liu, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-648-8990
Interests
oncolytic virus-based cancer immunotherapy and combination cancer therapy
Roberto Solis Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-383-7228
Interests
bio-artificial liver technology; living donor liver transplantation; organ procurement