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Matthew Hartwig

Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Box 3863 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 3863, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Hartwig is a thoracic surgeon with a clinical focus in lung transplantation and robotic assisted minimally invasive thoracic surgery for the treatment of diseases of the chest.  He serves as the Surgical Director of the Duke Lung Transplant Program and the Esophageal Center at Duke.  Additionally, he directs the Surgical Office of Clinical Research, which manages the clinical research portfolio for the Department of Surgery.  He also leads a successful program of clinical, basic and translational research in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. He currently directs the Duke Ex Vivo Organ Laboratory (DEVOL), is the Chief of Lung Transplant Research, and is a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).

Dr. Hartwig has over 150 peer reviewed publications, received numerous awards, chaired many sessions at national and international meetings, serves regularly on NIH study sections, and is on the editorial board of many prominent journals. He has also personally mentored over pre-and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom are now engaged in their own successful research careers.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Surgery · 2022 - Present Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Surgery
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2016 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2001 M.D.