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Matt L. Kirkland, MD, FACS

Matt L. Kirkland, MD, FACS Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Kirkland is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Matt L. Kirkland

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues in 2002, and 2010 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adiposity
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Ampullary Mass
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  • Carcinoid of the Stomach
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Pancreas
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Colon Tumors
  • Colonic Mass
  • Cystadenoma of Pancreas
  • Duodenal Mass
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Esophagogastric Junction Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Mass
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Pacemaker
  • Gastric Pouch Reduction Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastroplasty
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Insertion of Gastric Balloon
  • Insulinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestine Cancer Surgery
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Switch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Liver Surgery
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Esophagus
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Rectum
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Stomach
  • Malignant Gallbladder Polyp
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Gallbladder
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Tumors
  • Post-Bariatric and Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • ROSE Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Switch Surgery
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus
  • Staple Removal for Obesity Surgery
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Stromal Tumor of the Intestine
  • Surgical Management of Advanced Hepato-Biliary Cancer
  • Surgical Management of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital


American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Medical Association, National American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, National American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, National American Society of General Surgeons, National International College of Surgeons (Fellow), International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kirkland is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

800 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-8455
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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