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Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD

Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Levine is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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About Dr. Matthew H. Levine

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue for 2017

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Transplant Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allogeneic Transplant
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Stenosis
  • Biliary Stricture (Bile Duct Stricture)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Liver - Portal Hypertension
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Resection Surgery (Partial Hepatectomy)
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation
  • Liver Tumor Surgery
  • Liver Tumors
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Transplant Immunology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), National American College of Surgeons , National American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), National Association of Academic Surgery , National Liver Transplantation Society, International Scientific Committee: American Society of Transplantation (AST) Community of Basic Scientists (Community of Practice), National Scientific Committee: American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National Scientific Committee: Society of University Surgeons (SUS) Basic Science Committee, National The Society of University Surgeons (SUS), National The Transplantation Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Levine is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

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 : 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 & Adolescent Health : 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 : 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): 525-535,2017.

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): 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): 875-877,2017.

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): E199,2017.

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): 1053-1059,2017.

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): 2394-2395,2017.

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): 741-750,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Founders Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7367
Fax: 215-615-4900
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)