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

Michael Madigan, MD
Assistant Professor
412-802-3333
Interests
endovascular aortic repair; wound healing; carotid artery disease
Marcus M. Malek, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-7280
Interests
pediatric oncology; surgery for pediatric solid tumors; advanced minimally invasive surgery; pediatric colorectal disease; gastroesophageal reflux disease; chest wall deformities
George V. Mazariegos, MD
Jamie Lee Curtis Chair in Transplantation Surgery
412-692-6110
Interests
pediatric intestinal failure; hepatocyte transplantation; pediatric liver transplantation; immunosuppression; bio-artificial liver device; sorbent suspension dialysis in advanced hepatic encephalopathy
Priscilla F. McAuliffe, MD, PhD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-641-4274
Kelly L. McCoy, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-0467
Interests
diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands; inherited endocrinopathies
Ryan M. McEnaney, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-864-0985
Interests
purinergic signaling in arterial function and disease; arteriogenesis and vascular biology; arterial hemodynamics; vascular calcification
John A. McKeating, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Diana M. Metes, MD
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-648-3291
Interests
immune responses to EBV; memory T cell response and DC immunobiology in solid organ transplantation
Deepika Mohan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-2986
Interests
how doctors think
Kanishka Mohib, PhD
Research Instructor
412-383-6960
Interests
role of effector B cells in transplant rejection and tolerance
Michele Molinari, MD, MSc, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-5800
Interests
decision analysis in transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; impact of obesity in transplant surgery
Kevin P. Mollen, MD
Samuel P. Harbison Assistant Professor
412-692-7282
Interests
pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
Adrian E. Morelli, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-624-2193
Interests
function of professional Ag-presenting cells during transplant rejection and transplant tolerance/immune-suppression
Michael J. Morowitz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-7282
Interests
pathogenicity of intestinal microbes in milk-fed and formula-fed premature infants
Amitava Mukherjee, PhD
Research Instructor
412-692-9295
Christopher J. Myers, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Madhusudanan Nair, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-664-2850
Rami A. Namas, MD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-648-7866
Interests
inflammatory processes and diseases
Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS
Roberta G. Simmons Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-2850
Interests
coagulopathy and hemostasis in trauma and sepsis; clinical outcomes in trauma/hemorrhagic shock and massive transfusion; red blood cells; surgical rescue
Matthew L. Nicotra, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-648-0177
Interests
allorecognition; genomics; molecular genetics; invertebrate zoology; molecular evolution; comparative immunology; innate immunity; transplantation
Mylarappa B. Ningappa, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-692-9196
Martin Oberbarnscheidt, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-648-1491
Interests
innate allorecognition in transplantation; renal dendritic cell network
Melanie C. Ongchin, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-748-5246
Interests
treatment of advanced GI malignancies; peritoneal carcinomatosis; skin and soft tissue cancers
Alina Ostrowska, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-9001
Interests
primary human and animal hepatocyte isolation, cryopreservation, and characterization
Jon D. Piganelli, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Pathology
412-692-7498
Interests
immunology and autoimmunity; type 1 diabetes
James F. Pingpank Jr., MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852
Interests
treatment of primary and metastatic gastrointestinal cancers and advanced malignancies of the liver and peritoneal cavity
Douglas A. Potoka, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8778
Interests
pediatric trauma center outcomes; peroxynitrite; lung development; congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Krishna Prasadan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-9211
Interests
role of notch-signaling pathway during pancreatic beta cell differentiation; intra-endocrine regulation of beta cell differentiation during pancreas development
Juan C. Puyana, MD
Professor of Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Translational Science
412-647-0421
Interests
promoting research, educational opportunities, and clinical collaboration internationally
Mostafa H. Ramadan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-782-2400
Ramesh Chandran Ramanathan, MD, FRCS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-641-3668
Interests
bariatric surgery; surgical oncology
Balathiripurasundari Ramaswami, PhD
Research Instructor
412-648-1427
Interests
transplant immunology; immunological tolerance; viral transplant immunology
Richard E. Redlinger Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-802-3333
Ward M. Richardson, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-7280
Interests
congenital and acquired, benign and malignant, and open and minimally invasive pediatric surgery and trauma
Walter E. Rizzoni, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
814-877-5600
Interests
peripheral vascular surgery; carotid artery and aneurysm surgery; adult cardiac surgery; vein laser procedures
Shari Rogal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-360-6177
Interests
improving waitlist and transplant outcomes
Matthew B. Rogers, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-692-9204
Interests
16S profiling; metagenomic sequencing; whole genome sequencing of bacteria, viruses and microbial eukaryotes; RNAseq of animals and microbial eukaryotes
David M. Rothstein, MD
Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Immunology
412-648-7154
Interests
immune tolerance and immunoregulation in allograft and autoimmune settings; regulatory T cells; regulatory and effector B cells
Joshua T. Rubin, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-692-2862
Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-802-3036
Interests
angiogenesis; innate immunity; lower extremity ischemia; platelet-leukocyte interactions