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Matthew L. Williams, MD

Matthew L. Williams, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Williams is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Matthew L. Williams

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

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

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2008
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2011

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
  • 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: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Memberships

Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Member, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Access and Publications Committee, National Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), National STS Task Force on Longitudinal Follow-up & External Linkages, National STS Work Force on Evidence Based Surgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Williams is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

McCarthy FH, Vemulapalli S, Li Z, Thourani V, Matsouaka RA, Desai ND, Kirtane A, Anwaruddin S, Williams ML, Giri J, Vallabhajosyula P, Li RH, Herrmann HC, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY: Association of Tricuspid Regurgitation With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: A Report From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry Annals of Thoracic Surgery 105 (4): 1121-1128,2018.

Cox ML, Gulack BC, Thibault DP, He X, Williams ML, Thourani VH, Jacobs JP, Brennan JM, Daneshmand MA, Acharya D: Outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and unresponsive neurological state: analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery : 2018.

Lee TC, Kon Z, Cheema FH, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Englum B, Kim S, Chaudhuri PS, Thourani VH, Ailawadi G, Hughes GC, Williams ML, Brennan JM, Svensson L, Gammie JS.: Contemporary management and outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection: An analysis of the STS adult cardiac surgery database. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 33 (1): 7-18,2018.

Sultan I, Habertheuer A, Wallen T, Siki M, Szeto W, Bavaria JE, Williams M, Vallabhajosyula P.: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenator therapy in the setting of Type A aortic dissection. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 32 (12): 822-825,2017.

Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Phillips E, Wald J, Williams ML, Low DW, Acker MA, Atluri P.: Improved Approach With Subcostal Exchange of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: Difference in On and Off Pump? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 104 (5): 1540-1546,2017.

Kilic A, Arnaoutakis GJ, Bavaria JE, Sultan I, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Williams ML, Milewski RK, Szeto WY.: Outcomes of Elective Aortic Hemiarch Reconstruction for Aneurysmal Disease in the Elderly. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 104 (5): 1522-1530,2017.

Gutsche JT, Miano TA, Vernick W, Raiten J, Bermudez C, Vallabjoysula P, Milewski K, Szeto W, Fall ML, Williams ML, Patel P, Mikkelsen ME, Chiu C, Ramakrishna H, Canon J, Augoustides JG.: Does a Mobile ECLS Program Reduce Mortality for Patients Transported for ECLS Therapy for Severe Acute Respiratory Failure? Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia : 2017.

Gutsche JT, Mikkelsen ME, McCarthy FH, Miano TA, Vernick WJ, Ramakrishna H, Patel PA, Augoustides Y, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Lane-Fall MB, Williams ML: Veno-venous extracorporeal life support in hemodynamically unstable patients with ARDS Anesthesia & Analgesia 124 (3): 846-848,2017.

Williams ML, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Hargrove WC, Atluri P, Szeto WY: Valve selection in end-stage renal disease: Should it always be biological? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 102 (5): 1531-1535,2016.

McCarthy FH, Bavaria JE, McDermott KM, Moeller P, Spragan D, Hoedt A, Dibble T, Savino D, Williams ML, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Desai ND: At the root of the repair debate: Outcomes after elective aortic root replacements for aortic insufficiency with aneurysm Annals of Thoracic Surgery 102 (4): 1199-1205,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street, Suite 2A, Heart& Vascular Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9595
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)