Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Cardiology

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photo Matthew S. Suffoletto, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-647-3429

Office: B-571.3 Scaife Hall
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-3429
Fax: 412-647-0481
Education and Training
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
IM, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
Clinical Interest
Dr. Suffoletto practices at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) at UPMC Mercy and at the HVI location at University Center in Oakland. He is interested in the association between glycated hemoglobin and the risk of congestive heart failure in diabetes mellitus.
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Selected Publications:
Ware JS, Li J, Mazaika E, Yasso CM, DeSouza T, Cappola TP, Tsai EJ, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Kamiya CA, Mazzarotto F, Cook SA, Halder I, Prasad SK, Pisarcik J, Hanley-Yanez K, Alharethi R, Damp J, Hsich E, Elkayam U, Sheppard R, Kealey A, Alexis J, Ramani G, Safirstein J, Boehmer J, Pauly DF, Wittstein IS, Thohan V, Zucker MJ, Liu P, Gorcsan J 3rd, McNamara DM, Seidman CE, Seidman JG, Arany Z; IMAC-2 and IPAC Investigators. Shared Genetic Predisposition in Peripartum and Dilated Cardiomyopathies. N Engl J Med. 2016; 374(3): 233-41.
Erqou S, Lee CT, Suffoletto M, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, de Boer RA, van Melle JP, Adler AI. Association between glycated haemoglobin and the risk of congestive heart failure in diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Heart Fail. 2013; 15(2): 185-93.
Sheppard R, Mather PJ, Alexis JD, Starling RC, Boehmer JP, Thohan V, Pauly DF, Markham DW, Zucker M, Kip KE, McNamara DM, IMAC investigators. Implantable cardiac defibrillators and sudden death in recent onset nonischemic cardiomyopathy: results from IMAC2. J Card Fail. 2012; 18(9): 675-81.
Cooper LT, Mather PJ, Alexis JD, Pauly DF, Torre-Amione G, Wittstein IS, Dec GW, Zucker M, Narula J, Kip K, McNamara DM, IMAC2 Investigators. Myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy: prospective comparison with recent onset cardiomyopathy in men and nonperipartum women. J Card Fail. 2012; 18(1): 28-33.
Shalaby A, Atwood CW, Selzer F, Suffoletto M, Gorcsan J 3rd, Strollo PJ. Cardiac resynchronization therapy and obstructive sleep-related breathing disorder in patients with congestive heart failure. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011; 34(5): 593-603.
Rajagopalan N, Simon MA, Suffoletto MS, Shah H, Edelman K, Mathier MA, López-Candales, A. Noninvasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance in pulmonary hypertension. Echocardiography. 2009; 26(5): 489-94.
Tanabe M, Crago EA, Suffoletto MS, Hravnak M, Frangiskakis JM, Kassam AB, Horowitz MB, Gorcsan J 3rd. Relation of elevation in cardiac troponin I to clinical severity, cardiac dysfunction, and pulmonary congestion in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 102(11): 1545-50.
Gorcsan J 3rd, Suffoletto MS. The role of tissue doppler and strain imaging in predicting response to CRT. Europace. 2008; 10 Suppl 3: iii80-7.
Rajagopalan N, Suffoletto MS, Tanabe M, Miske G, Thomas NC, Simon MA, Bazaz R, Gorcsan J 3rd, Lopez-Candales A. Right ventricular function following cardiac resynchronization therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2007; 100(9): 1434-6.
Mollema SA, Liem SS, Suffoletto MS, Bleeker GB, van der Hoeven BL, van de Veire NR, Boersma E, Holman ER, van der Wall EE, Schalij MJ, Gorcsan J 3rd, Bax JJ. Left ventricular dyssynchrony acutely after myocardial infarction predicts left ventricular remodeling. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007; 50(16): 1532-40.
Notable Achievements
Pittsburgh Young Investigator's Award, 2009
AHA Pittsburgh Fellow's Research Day, 2nd Place Poster Presentation, 2006