Matthew J. Carty, MD, Named the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Matthew J. Carty, MD
Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery
Director, Lower Extremity Reconstruction Program
Co-Director, Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Program
Director of Innovation and Strategy, Stepping Strong Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carty is an associate surgeon in the Department of Surgery Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a research scientist in the Center for Extreme Bionics at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Carty is co-director of the Brigham Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Program, director of the Brigham Lower Extremity Reconstruction Program, and director of Innovation and Strategy for the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. His research interests are focused primarily on limb restoration, both through transplantation and complex reconstruction. His research endeavors are currently funded by multiple grants, including those from intramural sources such as Stepping Strong, as well as extramural sources including DARPA and the Department of Defense.

Recent Faculty Promotions

The following Department of Surgery faculty members were recently promoted:

Regan Bergmark, MD, to assistant professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Alexander Cole, MD, as assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Nancy L. Cho, MD, Appointed Section Chief of Endocrine Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

NANCY L. CHO, MD
Section Chief, Endocrine Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Associate Clerkship Director, Harvard Medical School Core Surgery Rotation
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Cho received her AB from Harvard University and MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed residency training in general surgery and fellowship training in endocrine surgery at the Brigham. She is an associate surgeon in the division and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cho also serves as associate clerkship director for the Surgery Clerkship at the Brigham.

Her clinical interests include endocrine diseases of the thyroid/parathyroid glands and melanoma. Her current research focuses on investigating gender disparities in academic surgery, including award recognition, operative experience, conference speakers and society leadership. Dr. Cho has also published extensively on clinical outcomes in endocrine surgery to optimize delivery of patient care and improve surgical practices. She currently serves on committees for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery.