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Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD

Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Levine is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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


  • 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


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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

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.

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.

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.

Goldberg DS, Levine M, Karp S, Gilroy R, Abt PL: Share 35 changes center level liver acceptance practices. Liver Transplantation 23 (5): 604-613,2017.

Barry M, Gupta M, Goldberg D, Levine M, Simpson D, Olthoff K, Shaked A, Abt P: Third Liver Transplantation Outcomes and the Impact of Previous Graft Survival. American Transplant Congress, Chicago IL : 2017.

Simpson D, Levine M, Amaral S: Reasons for Ineligibility for Kidney Donation by Race: Gap for Blacks Represented by Modifiable Factors however are big hurdles to overcome. American Transplant Congress, Chicago IL : 2017.

Murken D, Aufhauser D, Concors S, Wang Z, Ge G, Hancock W, Levine M: Neutering Worsens Liver Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Both Male and Female Mice. American Transplant Congress, Chicago IL : 2017.

Murken D, Aufhauser Jr D, Concors S, Wang Z, Ge G, Hancock W, Levine M: Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Mitigates Liver Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Mice. American Transplant Congress, Chicago IL : 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)