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Matthew L. Williams, MD

Matthew L. Williams, MD Physician

Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery 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 annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Anomalies of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Devices
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Combined Heart Lung Transplant
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Embolectomy
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Konno Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinitis
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Closure of Atrial Septal Defect
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Replacement of Heart Valve
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Rupture of Papillary Muscle
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve-Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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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 Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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

Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Member, National Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), National

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, Zhang L, Tam V, Chen J, Brown C, Patrick WL, Clark Hargrove W, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Wiebe DJ, Groeneveld PW, Williams ML: Geographically derived socioeconomic factors to improve risk prediction in patients having aortic valve replacement American Journal of Cardiology 123 (1): 116-122,2019.

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 54 (4): 710-716,2018.

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 & Vascular Anesthesia 32 (3): 1137-1141,2018.

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.

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, Mikkelsen ME, McCarthy FH, Miano TA, Vernick WJ, Ramakrishna H, Patel PA, Augoustides Y, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Lane-Fall MB, Williams ML: In response Anesthesia & Analgesia 125 (2): 706-707,2017.

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.

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)