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3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Research Topics
Matthew J. O'Connor, MD
Matthew J. O'Connor, MD
Attending Physician

Dr. O'Connor investigates the immunological aspects of heart transplantation in children, specifically the impact of anti-HLA antibodies. The presence of these antibodies can complicate or even prevent a transplant from happening; therefore, reducing or eliminating them before transplant is important for a patient to receive a heart that is compatible with his or her immune system.


Education and Training

BS, College of William and Mary, 2000

MD, University of Virginia, 2004

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Cardiology), 2010

Advanced Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging), 2011

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2012-

American Heart Association, 2012-

Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network, 2017-