Department of Surgery

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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
Diana A. Shellmer, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-8150
Interests
psychosocial functioning and outcomes in solid organ pediatric transplantation
Hongmei Shen, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
412-624-9998
Interests
normal and cancer tissue stem cells in hematopoietic and other organs; roles of stem cells in immnotolerance and organ transplantation; low cytometry-based multi-parameter analysis and pathway discovery
Richard A. Sheppeck, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
814-877-5600
Interests
in-vitro development of an endothelialized vascular graft; human angiogenesis and wound healing; minimally invasive surgical techniques
Li Shilai
Visiting Scholar, Billiar Lab
Gail L. Shoemaker
Administrative Coordinator, Chair's Office
412-647-1749
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
Shaun Siow, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab)
Cheryl K. Six, DO, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-232-7786
Patrice Smeltzer
Senior Manager, Revenue Cycle
412-258-1803
Robert Sobchak
Research Administrator (Pre-Award), MIS, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Transplant, HPB, and General Surgery
412-647-4418
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
Jason L. Sperry, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
412-692-2850
Interests
trauma; sex-based outcome differences; coagulopathy; hemorrhage control
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
Sladjana Stratimirovic
Research Specialist, Zuckerbraun Lab
412-647-5696
Lisa A. Streb, RN
Administrator, Divisions of General and Trauma Surgery
412-647-0962
Mindi A. Styn, PhD
Research Associate Professor
412-383-8884
Interests
research administration; clinical research
Hong Sui
Visiting Scholar, Chen Lab
Vernissia Tam, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab)
Henkie P. Tan, MD, PhD, FACS, FAST
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-692-4552
Interests
clinical research; human immunology; immunological tolerance
Daolin Tang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
412-623-7789
Interests
regulation, function, and role of DAMPs in cancer and inflammation
Cindy Teng, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
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
Sandra Thornburg
Administrative Assistant, General Surgery Residency Program
412-647-1355
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
Samer T. Tohme, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-5)
Crisanto M. Torres, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4)
Lillian Tran, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-2)
Allan Tsung, MD
Professor and UPMC Chair in Surgery
412-692-2001
Interests
innate immune activation in ischemic liver injury; tumor microenvironment in metastatic liver cancer; HCC signaling pathways in development and progression; liver cancer therapy
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
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology
412-624-6695
Interests
cytokine and regulatory cell networks in transplantation
Edith Tzeng, MD
Professor of Surgery
412-802-3025
Interests
angiogenesis; vascular injury; wound healing; aortic aneurysm formation; post-stenting restenosis
Dirk J. van der Windt, MD, PhD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Tsung Lab)
412-624-4861
Patrick R. Varley, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-5)
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