Welcoming New Faculty – Matthew Pommerening, MD

Please join us in welcoming Matthew Pommerening, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Matthew Pommerening, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Pommerening is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He received both his medical degree and general surgery training from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, where he also spent time studying clinical outcomes after traumatic injury. He went on to complete a cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by a thoracic surgery fellowship at the Brigham. He is board certified in general surgery, and he is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

In residency, Dr. Pommerening developed an interest in studying clinical outcomes and completed a two-year clinical research fellowship and a master’s degree in clinical research established by the Center for Clinical Research & Evidence-Based Medicine at McGovern Medical School.

His clinical interests include the breadth of general thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures, lung cancer and advanced foregut surgery. His research interests are focused on designing and conducting clinical trials to advance evidence-based practice in thoracic surgery.