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Matthew M. Boelig, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Boelig is a fifth year surgery resident planning on a career in pediatric surgery. He grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Yale University with a degree in Biology in 2006. He received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010. He is currently a research fellow in the labs of Dr. Alan Flake and Dr. William Peranteau at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research focuses on in utero stem cell therapies in the murine and canine models, as well identifying the role of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

2014 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
2010 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2006 - 2010 MD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
2002 - 2006 BS in Biology – Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
  • American College of Surgeons – Resident Member

7/2014 – Present
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Research fellow, PIs: Dr. Alan Flake and Dr. William Peranteau

06/2009 – 05/2010
Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland
Researcher, Dr. Elliot Haut
Conducted a patient safety study pertaining to the use of sequential compressive devices (SCDs) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
10/2005 – 04/2006
Yale University, Department of Pathology
New Haven, Connecticut

Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Michael Robek
Senior undergraduate research project entitled, “The Involvement of Immunoproteasome Subunits in the Non-Cytopathic Inhibition of Hepatitis B Virus.” The project focused on determining the role of PA28-beta, an interferon-gamma induced component of the proteasome catalytic complex, in the clearance of the virus from infected murine hepatocytes.
06/2005 – 07/2005
National Blood Service, Oxford, United Kingdom
Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. David Roberts
Awarded a Howard Hughes summer scholarship to work with Dr. David Roberts, head of the research group at the Blood Research Laboratory of the National Blood Service in Oxford, UK. Sequenced two specific loci thought to be involved in providing immunoprotection against P. falciparum infection using DNA samples from malaria victims in Africa.
  1. Boelig MM, Carson JT, McFarland EG. Humerus Pain – Collegiate Baseball Infielder (Abstract). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2008 May; 40(5 (Supplement)): 157.
  2. Carson JT, Boelig MM, Carrino JA, McFarland EG. Sternoclavicular Stress Lesions In An Adolescent Gymnast (Abstract). Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008 May; 40(5(Supplement)): 139.
  3. Boelig MM, Streiff MB, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Are sequential compression devices commonly associated with in-hospital falls? A myth-busters review using the patient safety net database. Journal of Patient Safety. 2011 June; 7 (2): 77-9.
  1. Peranteau WH, Adzick NS, Boelig MM, Flake AW, Hedrick HL, Moldenhauer JS, Khalek N, Martinez-Poyer J, Johnson MP. Thoracoamniotic shunts for the management of fetal lung lesions and pleural effusions: a review of 76 cases. British Association of Paediatric Surgeons 61st Congress. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (2014, July).
  2. Boelig MM, Conner M, Kim A, Vrecenak J, Tsai J, Flake AW, Peranteau WH. Ex vivo modification of donor hematopoietic cells to enhance allogeneic engraftment following in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation (IUHCT). Conference of Fetal Therapies and Maternal-Fetal Tolerance. UCSF, San Francisco, CA (2014, April).
Book Chapters
  1. Boelig MM and Flake AW. “In Utero Stem Cell Transplantation.” Prenatal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. Ed. Dario Fauza and Mahmud Bani. Accepted – in press.  
Oral Presentation
  1. Boelig MM, Collins JL, Mehta S, Parks EP, Williams NN, Aggarwal R. Bariatric Surgery for Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review of 1,322 Patients. Obesity Week. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. November 12, 2013. Atlanta, GA.

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