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John Curtis LaMattina, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

John Curtis LaMattina, MD


  • Transplant Surgery

About John Curtis LaMattina, MD

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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.
Dr. LaMattina was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Transplant: Kidney, Pancreas, Liver by Baltimore magazine in 2016.

Gender: Male


  • UM St. Joseph Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.