Matthew J. Schuchert, MD, FACS







Margaret Kuchta
412-648-6271 (phone)
412-647-3104 (fax)


UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Lothrop St., Suite C-812 Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Independent Fellowship and Integrated Residency Programs
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education and Training

BS, Yale University-1990
MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-1994
Internship in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-1994 -1995
Junior Resident in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- 1995-1997
Research Fellow in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-1997- 2000
Senior Resident in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-2000 – 2001
Chief Resident in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-2001 - 2002
Fellow- Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-2002-2003
Resident- Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-2003-2005

Professional Activities

Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
American Association of Immunologists, Trainee Member
American College of Surgeons, Candidate
American Medical Association
The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Guest Reviewer for Journals:
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
British Journal of Cancer
Diseases of the Esophagus
Surgical Endoscopy
World Journal of Gastroenterology
World Journal of Surgery

Research Interests

The primary focus of our lab is the study of T cell and Dendritic Cell subsets, and their roles in donor-specific transplantation tolerance and anti-tumor immunity. Active projects are evaluating how select T-cell and dendritic cell subsets can promote the engraftment of hematopoietic stem cells across wide MHC disparities, providing critical information for the use of stem cell therapy in a variety of settings, including transplantation and tissue regeneration. We are also studying how T cell and Dendritic cell subsets are modulated in the setting of lung cancer, with the specific aims of understanding how immune status influences outcomes in lung cancer, and how immunomodulation can be achieved to augment host responses to tumor.


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