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Matthew H. Levine, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery
Attending Surgeon, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Surgical Director and Primary Surgeon, Kidney Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgical Director for the Transplant Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7367
Fax: 215-615-4900
Education:
B.S. (Biochemistry)
Brown University, Providence, RI , 1994.
Ph.D. (Immunobiology)
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2001.
M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2001-2002.
Resident in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2002-2006.
Fellowship, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2008.
Certifications
American Board of Surgery , 2006.
American Society of Transplant Surgeons - Liver Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Nazarian SM, Peng AW, Duggirala B, Gupta M, Bittermann T, Amaral S, Levine MH: The kidney allocation system does not appropriately stratify risk of pediatric donor kidneys: Implications for pediatric recipients. American Journal of Transplantation Aug 2017 (Epub).

Amaral S, Kessler SK, Levy TJ, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B, Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry KA, Xu X, Elder D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin IC, Kovach SJ, Schwartz ES, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow DA, Kozin S, Jensen FE, Bryant PR, Shaked A, Levine MH, Levin LS: 18 month outcomes of heterologous bilateral hand transplantation in a child: A case report. The Lancet Child & Adolscent Health June 2017 (Epub).

Xu H, Dahiya S, Wang L, Akimova T, Han R, Zhang T, Zhang Y, Levine MH: Utility of IL-2 complexes in promoting the survival of murine orthotopic forelimb vascularized composite allografts. Transplantation May 2017 (Epub).

Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Florman SS, Haydel B, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Abdelmessih R, Tevar AD, Humar A, Aucejo F, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Nydam TL, Mobley C, Ghobrial RM, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Busuttil RW: Impact of pretransplant bridging locoregional therapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma within Milan Criteria undergoing liver transplantation: Analysis of 3601 patients from the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Annals of Surgery 266(3): 525-535, Sep 2017.

Akimova T, Zhang T, Negorev D, Singhal S, Stadanlick J, Rao A, Annunziata M, Levine MH, Beier UH, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Albelda SM, Eruslanov EB, Hancock WW: Human lung tumor FOXP+ Tregs upregulate four "Treg-locking" transcription factors. JCI Insight 2(16), Aug 2017.

Levine MH, Akimova T, Murken DR, Hancock WW: Regulatory T cell signatures in liver transplant recipients successfully weaned from immunosuppression: Getting from here to there. Liver Transplantation 23(7): 875-877, Jul 2017.

Laskin BL, Jiao J, Baluarte HJ, Amaral S, Furth SL, Akimova T, Hancock WW, Levine MH, Reese PP, Beier UH: The effects of tacrolimus on T cell proliferation are short-lived: A pilot analysis of immune function testing. Transplantation Direct 3(8): E199, July 19 2017.

Keswani SH, Moles CM, Morowitz M, Zeh H, Kuo JS, Levine MH, Cheng LS, Hackam DJ, Ahuja N, Goldstein AM: Basic Science Committee of the Society of University Surgeons: The future of basic science in academic surgery: Identifying barriers to success for surgeon-scientists. Annals of Surgery 265(6): 1053-1059, June 2017.

Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J, Reese PP. : A trial of transplanting HCV-infected kidneys into uninfected recipients. New England Journal of Medicine 376(24): 2394-2395, Jun 2017 Notes: (Epub Apr. 2017).

Murken DR, Peng AW, Aufhauser DD, Abt PL, Goldberg DS, Levine MH: Same policy, different impact: Center-level effects of Share 35 liver allocation. Liver Transplantation 23(6): 741-750, Jun 2017.

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