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Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD

Matthew H. Levine, MD, PhD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery Assistant Professor

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 by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 and 2018

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
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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 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:

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): 648-655,2018 .

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): 237-243,2018 .

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): 677-686,2018.

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 267 (5): 922-928,2018.

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): 574-579,2018.

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): 3135,2018.

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

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): 70-78,2018.

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): 525-535,2017.

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.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)