Matthew Hartwig
Matthew Hartwig

Matthew Hartwig

Professor of Surgery


Dr. Hartwig is a thoracic surgeon with a clinical focus in lung transplantation and robotic assisted minimally invasive thoracic surgery for the treatment of diseases of the chest.  He serves as the Surgical Director of the Duke Lung Transplant Program and the Esophageal Center at Duke.  Additionally, he directs the Surgical Office of Clinical Research, which manages the clinical research portfolio for the Department of Surgery.  He also leads a successful program of clinical, basic and translational research in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. He currently directs the Duke Ex Vivo Organ Laboratory (DEVOL), is the Chief of Lung Transplant Research, and is a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).

Dr. Hartwig has over 150 peer reviewed publications, received numerous awards, chaired many sessions at national and international meetings, serves regularly on NIH study sections, and is on the editorial board of many prominent journals. He has also personally mentored over pre-and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom are now engaged in their own successful research careers.


Professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2016 School of Medicine


M.D. 2001

2001 Duke University


2002 Duke University

Junior Assistant Resident

2003 Duke University

Research Fellow

2005 Duke University

Senior Assistant Resident

2007 Duke University

Chief Resident

2008 Duke University


2010 Duke University

Chief Resident

2011 Duke University

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Durham, NC
Box 3863 Med Ctr
Durham, NC