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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 - 2018

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Breast Lymph Node Mapping
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Ganglion Cyst (Bible Cyst)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diagnosis - Minimally Invasive
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Dissection (Lymphadenectomy)
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Melanoma Lymph Node Mapping
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Adhesion Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colon Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Mole Removal
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paraganglioma
  • Perianal Hidradenitis (Sweat Glands Disease)
  • Pheocromocytoma
  • Pilonidal Cyst Surgery
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery

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
  • 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
  • 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 Bariatric Surgery, 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

700 Spruce Street, Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-3697
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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