Department of Surgery
John LaMattina’s clinical interests focus on deceased and living donor liver transplantation and single-port laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. His laboratory efforts have centered on large animal xenotransplantation, ex vivo organ perfusion, and organ bioengineering.
His research has been published in Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation, Transplantation Direct, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, and Transplant Proceedings.
LaMattina earned a BA in biology from Dartmouth College and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He obtained residency training in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Upon completion of his transplant surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, he pursued additional training in living donor liver transplantation at Memorial Hospital in Istanbul, which at the time was one of the largest organ transplantation centers in the world. Most recently he was an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he served as the director of living donor liver transplantation and the transplant fellowship director. He is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.