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

Vaishali D. Schuchert, MD
Clinical Associate 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
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-5806
Interests
innate immune responses to trauma and infection with a focus on inflammasome activation
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
Diana A. Shellmer, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8150
Interests
psychosocial functioning and outcomes in solid organ pediatric transplantation
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
Cheryl K. Six, DO, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
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
Abhishek K. Srivastava, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-623-1004
Interests
immunotherapy; tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes; T cell metabolism; T cell co-stimulation; gene therapy
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
Mindi A. Styn, PhD
Research Associate Professor
412-383-8884
Interests
research administration; clinical research
Henkie P. Tan, MD, PhD, FACS, FAST
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-4552
Interests
clinical research; human immunology; immunological tolerance
Manuj Tandon, PhD
Research Instructor
412-692-8449
Amit D. Tevar, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-647-5734
Interests
role of B cells in the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis liver disease
Angus W. Thomson, PhD, DSc
Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-624-1116
Interests
roles of dendritic cells and T cells in immune regulation and the promotion of transplant tolerance
Jianmin Tian, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-692-7456
Interests
transcriptional regulations in liver cancer
Bryan W. Tillman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-802-3333
Interests
aneurysm repair; novel stents to improve donor organ recovery and to control traumatic hemorrhage
Neill J. Turner, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-624-5272
Interests
role of decellularized extracellular matrix in limb and muscle regeneration
Hēth Turnquist, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-624-6695
Interests
cytokine and regulatory cell networks in transplantation
Edith Tzeng, MD
UPMC Professor of Surgery
412-802-3025
Interests
angiogenesis; vascular injury; wound healing; aortic aneurysm formation; post-stenting restenosis
Murugesan Velayutham, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-647-7555
Interests
protection of heart and vascular systems against ischemia-reperfusion injuries
Yoram Vodovotz, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Bioengineering, Computational Biology, Clinical and Translational Science, and Communication Science and Disorders
412-648-3758
Interests
biology of acute inflammation in shock states; chronic inflammatory diseases; wound healing; malaria; restenosis
David A. Vorp, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute
412-624-5319
Interests
mechanics of vascular disease; tissue-engineered blood vessels; stem cells
Qingde Wang, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-864-0978
Interests
the function of ADAR1 in surgical pathology
Yue Wang, MD, MSc, MBA
Research Instructor
412-623-0306
Gregory A. Watson, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery & Critical Care Medicine
412-647-3065
Interests
medical education; combat surgery; prolonged field care
Andrew R. Watson, MD, M Litt, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
877-684-7189
Interests
telemedicine and telehealth
Sean P. Whelan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-782-2400
Interests
general surgery outcomes; global surgery
Martin N. Wijkstrom, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-647-5738
Interests
clinical translation of xenotransplantation
Xiangwei Xiao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-9210
Interests
molecular therapy for diabetes, PDAC, and autoimmune disease
Sang-Ho Ye, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-624-5334
Interests
biomaterials; blood biocompatibility
Theodore H. Yuo, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-623-8438
Interests
outcomes in end-stage renal disease
Ruben Zamora, PhD
Research Professor of Surgery
412-383-6998
Interests
role of BNIP3 to hepatic cell death/apoptosis/necrosis; inflammatory response to normoxia and hypoxia
Mazen S. Zenati, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology
412-624-9137
Interests
trauma recidivism and rehabilitation; injury prevention; surgical oncology; pancreatic cancer; organ transplant surgery; nutrition; public health; transfusion; abdominal mesothelioma; quality assurance
Xianghong Zhang, PhD
Research Instructor
412-692-2408
Interests
role of CaMKIV on the degradation of mTOR and regulation of autophagy and inflammation; function of CaMKI in phagocytosis
Jingjiao Zhou, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-692-2850
Jenny A. Ziembicki, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-8794
Interests
burn therapy; burn injury prevention