Dr. LaMattina is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the living donor liver transplant program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following residency, he obtained subspecialty training in transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin. After completing his fellowship, Dr. LaMattina acquired additional training in living-donor liver transplant surgery at Memorial Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. LaMattina specializes in kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation. He is particularly interested in Living Donor Liver transplantation, and performs minimally invasive surgery for living kidney donation.
In conjunction with his colleagues Dr. Rolf Barth and Dr. Richard Pierson, Dr. LaMattina is investigating mechanisms responsible for coagulopathy following liver xenotransplantation in a preclinical model. He additionally serves at the Primary Investigator in funded research directed at bioengineering new livers utilized decellularized organ scaffolds. He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters, and has presented his research at meetings worldwide.
He has received research awards from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation, and the American Transplant Congress. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine.
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