The mission of the Department of Surgery is to provide a thorough education in all aspects of surgery to students, to facilitate the education of residents and physicians, to promote the growth and development of teaching faculty, and to promote collaborative research within the Northeast Ohio Medical University consortium.
Chair of Surgery
Matthew L. Moorman, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, FAWM, FCCM, professor of surgery, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Moorman is chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He is an adjunct instructor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University Case School of Engineering. In addition, he is the founding program director of the University Hospitals Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, the director of the UH Acute Care System of Care, and the director of the UH System Critical Care Quality Network. In 2022, he was honored as a University Hospitals Distinguished Surgeon.
Prior to entering health care, Dr. Moorman served as a United States Air Force F-16C pilot. He was deployed multiple times, participating in combat flying operations in the Middle East and during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. A veteran of over 33 years of military service, he is currently the Commander of the 178th Medical Group at the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Moorman received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his residency training at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio, followed by fellowships in surgical critical care and medical education at the University of Cincinnati and Cleveland Clinic, respectively. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University.