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Matthew A. Steliga, M.D.

Dr. Steliga
Little Rock, AR

Dr. Matthew A. Steliga

Associate Professor of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4018 West Capital Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-8211

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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL - 1997

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - 2001

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN (2001-2006)

Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Dr. Matthew A. Steliga currently serves as associate professor of surgery-thoracic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences located in Little Rock. After earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Steliga went on to complete his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, Texas) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas), respectively. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2009, Dr. Steliga was an instructor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Professional Highlights

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Steliga’s specialty is thoracic oncology with a focus on lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other tumors of the chest cavity, including mesothelioma. Dr. Steliga is noted as being particularly experienced in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and has stated that he enjoys “challenging cases or difficult problems” where he is able to identify “the best possible outcome” for a patient. Dr. Steliga emphasizes the importance of developing individualized treatment plans for his patients that best address a patient’s condition and he believes in coordinating the care of his patients with his colleagues in an effort to achieve a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that is both efficient and effective.

Dr. Steliga is a member of several professional organizations, including an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS).

Clinical Research and Publications

Dr. Steliga has published scientific articles in several medical journals including The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (June 2014), Medical Oncology (June 2014), Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America (October 2011), and The Lancet (October 2011), among others.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois


University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.

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