Matthew H. Levine

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Associate 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
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Ravdin Courtyard
Level 2
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7367
Fax: 215-615-4900
B.S. (Biochemistry)
Brown University, Providence, RI , 1994.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2001.
Ph.D. (Immunobiology)
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2001.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Renal injury
Renal ischemia
Liver injury and regeneration
Transplantation, immunology and clinical
Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation
Lung injury and transplantation
Regulatory T cell biology, translational

Selected Publications

Ecker BL, Hoteit MA, Forde KA, Ksu CC, Reddy KR, Furth EE, Siegelman ES, Habibollahi P, Ben-Josef E, Porrett PM, Abt PL, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Levine MH: Patterns of discordance between pre-transplant imaging stage of hepatocellular carcinoma and post-transplant pathologic stage: A contemporary appraisal of the Milan criteria. Transplantation 102(4): 648-655, Apr 2018

Habibollahi P, Shamchi SP, Tondon R, Ecker BL, Gade TP, Hunt S, Soulen MC, Furth EE, Levine MH, Nadolski G: Combination of neoadjuvant transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and orthotopic liver transplantation for the treatment of cirrhotomimetic hepatocellular carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol 29(2): 237-243, Feb 2018

Mishra A, Lo A, Lee GS, Samstein B, Yoo PS, Levine MH, Goldberg DS, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Abt PL: Liver paired exchange: Can the liver emulate the kidney? Liver Transplantation 24(5): 677-686, May 2018.

Aufhauser DD, Sadot E, Murken DR, Eddinger K, Hoteit M, Abt PL, Goldberg DS, DeMatteo RP, Levine MH: Incidence of occult intrahepatic metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transplantation corresponds to early recurrence rates after partial hepatectomy. Ann Surg. Ann Surg. (eds.). 267(5): 922-928, May 2018.

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. Am J Transpl 18(3): 574-579, Mar 2018.

Negorev D, Beier U, Zhang T, Quatromoni J, Bhojnagarwala P, Albelda S, Singhal S, Eruslanov E, Lohoff F, Levine M, Diamond J, Christie J, Hancock W, Akimova T: Human neutrophils can mimic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC) and suppress microbead or lectin-induced T cell proliferation through artefactual mechanisms. Sci Rep 8(1): 3135, Feb 2018 Notes: (accepted for publication).

Lee GS, Golderg DS, Levine MH, Abt PL: Outcomes of organ transplants when the donor is a prior recipient. Am J Transpl 18(2): 492-503, Feb. 2018.

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 102(1): 70-78, Jan 2018.

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. Ann Surg 266(3): 525-535, Sept. 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.

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Last updated: 06/22/2018
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