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

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
Lindsey M. Haga, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-664-2850
Eric S. Hager, MD
Associate 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
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
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
Associate Professor
412-623-7712
Interests
cancer immunotherapy; adoptive T cell transfer; tumor infiltrating lymphocytes; gene therapy
Upendra K. Kar, PhD, MBA
Research Assistant Professor
412-647-0421
Interests
trauma immunology; cancer vaccines; molecular diagnostics & biomarkers; regenerative medicine; drug discovery; inflammation; education; leadership
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, RPVI, FSVU
Professor of Surgery
412-623-1108
Interests
limb salvage surgery; dialysis access surgery
Nathan L. Liang, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-802-3333
Interests
surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic pathology; peripheral, visceral, and carotid arterial disease; clinical outcomes research; statistical methods and machine learning
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
Jason Lohmueller, PhD
Assistant Professor
603-819-9492
Interests
synthetic biology; cancer immunotherapy, adoptive T cell therapy; CAR T cells; gene therapy
Roberto Solis Lopez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-383-7228
Interests
bio-artificial liver technology; living donor liver transplantation; organ procurement
Patricia A. Loughran, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-958-1326
Interests
protein subcellular localization and protein binding partners in models of inflammation, infection, and hypoxia
Jason A. Luciano, MD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Majed Maalouf, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-652-3616
Interests
general plastic surgery; breast reconstruction; hernia surgery
Camilla Macedo Both, MD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-624-6494
Interests
novel approaches to control viral immunity in solid organ transplant recipients; post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease; innate immunity and cross-reactivity to allo-immunity; phenotype and function of dendritic cells following mTOR inhibition