Department of Surgery

People

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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

Vice Chairs

David L. Bartlett, MD
Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services,
412-692-2852
Interests
tumor selective oncolytic vaccinia viruses; immunotherapy; regional cancer therapies; HIPEC; peritoneal surface malignancies; translational research; peritoneal mesothelioma; therapeutic cancer vaccines
Jennifer M. Holder-Murray, MD, FACS
Vice Chair for Quality Integration
877-684-7189
Interests
optimizing perioperative care; microbiome; colorectal diseases
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education
412-647-0457
Interests
severe acute pancreatitis; metastases in pancreatic cancer; metastatic disease in colon cancer; minimally invasive pancreatic surgery; surgical skills training and assessment
Michael T. Lotze, MD
Vice Chair of Research
412-623-6790
Interests
DAMPs and their receptors, specifically focusing on HMGB1 and RAGE
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD
Executive Vice-Chair
412-647-0635
Interests
study of hemorrhagic shock and trauma and the response to injury
Allan Tsung, MD
Vice Chair of Research
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
Mark A. Wilson, MD, PhD
Chief of Surgery and Medical Director, Surgical Service, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
866-482-7488
Interests

Division Chiefs

Sally E. Carty, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
412-647-0467
Interests
minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery; multiple endocrine neoplasia Syndromes; immunohistochemical, allelic, and molecular predictors of endocrine malignancy
Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive & Metabolic Surgery
412-641-3678
Interests
metabolic surgery to treat type 2 diabetes; long-term health outcomes of bariatric surgery; evaluation of new surgical technology and devices
Emilia J. Diego, MD
Section Chief, Breast Surgery
412-641-6729
Interests
breast cancer in young women; high risk breast lesions
David A. Geller, MD
Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
412-692-2001
Interests
transcriptional regulation of the human iNOS gene; molecular mechanisms of liver injury; liver transplant ischemia/reperfusion injury; gene therapy for liver cancer; HCC signaling pathways; liver cancer therapy
George K. Gittes, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
412-692-7291
Interests
Smad regulation of pancreatic islet formation
Abhinav Humar, MD
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery
412-692-4553
Interests
partial liver transplants and hepatic regeneration; kidney, liver and pancreas transplant outcomes; CMV disease in transplantation
Michel S. Makaroun, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
412-802-3034
Interests
endovascular aneurysm repair and dissection; biomechanical predictors of aneurysm rupture; carotid artery stenting
David S. Medich, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
412-647-1705
Interests
management of patients with rectal carcinoma utilizing multidiscipline care, novel minimally invasive surgery, and rectal preservation
William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Interests
medical device biocompatibility and design; cardiovascular tissue engineering; targeted vascular imaging
Mark A. Wilson, MD, PhD
Chief of Surgery and Medical Director, Surgical Service, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
866-482-7488
Interests
Linwah Yip, MD
Chief, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
412-647-0467
Interests
role of molecular markers in thyroid cancer patients
Herbert J. Zeh III, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
412-692-2852
Interests
role of DAMPs/RAGE in pancreatic cancer
Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of General/Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
412-692-2850
Interests
acute inflammatory response in the liver and vasculature following injury from trauma/hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, or direct vascular injury

All People

Xiangwei Xiao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-9210
Interests
molecular therapy for diabetes, PDAC, and autoimmune disease
Bing Yan
Visiting Scholar, Geller Lab
412-624-0185
Zhongwei Yang
Visiting Scholar, Fan Lab
412-648-2081
Chenxuan Yang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Billiar Lab
Sang-Ho Ye, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-624-5334
Interests
biomaterials; blood biocompatibility
Andrew Yeh, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Lab)
Zhongjie Yi
Visiting Scholar, Billiar Lab
412-647-6043
Jinling Yin
Research Specialist, Vodovotz Lab
412-648-3769
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
Wenshuo Zhang
Visiting Scholar, Wang Lab
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
Kai Zhang
Visiting Scholar, Fan Lab
412-648-2081
Hongji Zhang
Visiting Scholar, Tsung Lab
Yanjun Zhong
Visiting Scholar, Billiar Lab
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
Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
412-692-2852