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

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
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
Yue Wang, MD, MSc, MBA
Research Instructor
412-623-0306
Qingde Wang, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-864-0978
Interests
the function of ADAR1 in surgical pathology
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
Jenny A. Ziembicki, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-8794
Interests
burn therapy; burn injury prevention
Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
412-692-2852
Interests
design and implementation of quality metrics, protocols, and curriculum for robotic surgery that can improve cancer care and outcomes.

General Surgery Residents

Derek Afflu, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-3)
Laura Allen, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-1)
Jurgis Alvikas, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
412-647-6015