Jeffrey Matthews, FACS, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Jeffrey Matthews

Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews is a gastrointestinal surgeon and leading authority on the surgical treatment of diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts, and liver. He is highly skilled in the treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis, and is one of a handful of surgeons in the nation who has expertise in islet autotransplantation, a treatment that prevents the development of diabetes after surgery for pancreatitis. He also has vast experience in bile duct reconstruction and complex reoperative gastrointestinal surgery.

Dr. Matthews has held several leadership positions during his distinguished career. Currently, he serves as senior director of the American Board of Surgery and president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Dr. Matthews' laboratory research explores the fundamental mechanisms used by epithelial tissues to regulate secretion--which goes awry in several diseases, including cystic fibrosis and many types of diarrhea. This research has received long-term support from the National Institutes of Health.

An accomplished author, Dr. Matthews has published over 150 original articles, chapters and editorials. He serves on the editorial board of 11 prestigious surgical and scientific journals and is currently associate editor of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr. Matthews is dedicated to teaching and mentoring medical students and new physicians, and has received awards for excellence in teaching. A popular speaker, Dr. Matthews is frequently invited to lecture at universities and medical conferences across the United States and abroad.

Practice Locations
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice
1990

Board Certification
Surgery

Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Internship and Residency
Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston

Fellowships
University of Bern, Switzerland (Hepatobiliary Surgery)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (Pathology)

Memberships
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
American Medical Association
American Pancreatic Association
American Physiological Society
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
American Society for Clinical Investigation
American Surgical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Association for Surgical Education
Gastroenterology Research Group
The Halsted Society
International Association of Pancreatology
Massachusetts Medical Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society for Surgical Chairs
Society of Clinical Surgery
Society of University Surgeons
Surgical Biology Club

Languages Spoken
English
French
German