Matias Czerwonko, MD

Dr. Matias Czerwonko-Pupi

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Undergraduate School:

Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires

Medical School:

Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires

Resident Bio:

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires Argentina, and I came to the United States to pursue full-time surgical training at the University of Washington. I’m passionate about my job but I also enjoy reading, traveling and outdoor sports.

Personal Interests:

Outdoor sports: soccer (real football), tennis, biking; literature, traveling

Professional Activities:

Argentinean College of Surgeons


  1. Czerwonko M.E., Fraga M.V., Goldberg D.J., Hedrick H.L., Laje P. Cardiovascular perforation during placement of an Avalon Elite® Bicaval dual lumen ECMO cannula in a newborn. J Card Surg. 2015, Apr; 30(4): 370-372. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25545684. Pub Status: Published.
  2. Czerwonko, M.E., Huespe, P., Bertone, S., Pellegrini, P., Mazza, O., Pekolj, J., de Santibañes, E., Hyon, S.H., de Santibañes, M. Pyogenic liver abscess: current status and predictive factors for recurrence and mortality of first episodes. HPB (Oxford). 2016, Dec; 18(12): 1023-1030. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27712972. Pub Status: Published.
  3. Czerwonko, M.E., Huespe, P., Mazza, O., de Santibañes, M., Sanchez-Claria, R., Pekolj, J., de Santibañes, E., Hyon, S.H. Percutaneous biliary balloon dilation: impact of an institutional three-session protocol on patients with benign anastomotic strictures of hepatojejunostomy. Dig Surg. 2017, Aug; Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28926836 Pub Status: In press.
  4. Czerwonko, M.E., Mazza, O., Pekolj, J., de Santibañes, E., Palavecino M. (September, 2017). Acute pancreatitis after laparoscopic trans-cystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE): an analysis of 447 consecutive patients. World J Surg. 2017, Sept; 17(4): S1-68. Pub Status: Published.
  5. Flingai S, Czerwonko M, Goodman J, Kudchodkar SB, Muthumani K, Weiner DB.. Synthetic DNA vaccines: improved vaccine potency by electroporation and co-delivered genetic adjuvants. Front Immunol. 2013, Nov; 4(4): 354. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24204366. Pub Status: Published.
  6. Piñero, F., Fauda, M., Mendizabal, M., Czerwonko, M.E., Gonalez Campana, A., Andreani, O., Silva, M., Podestá, LG. Cost-Effective Analysis of Enhanced Recovery and Early Discharge from Hospital After Liver Transplantation (ERALT). Liver Transpl. 2014, Jun; 20(6): S345. Pub Status: Published.
  7. Raices, M., Czerwonko, M.E., Dietrich, A., Da Lozzo, A., Beveraggi, E., Smith, D. Sodium hydroxide as a sclerosing agent in patients with neoplastic pleural effusion non-candidates for VATS: results of a minimally invasive protocol. Updates Surg. 2017, Aug; Pub Status: In press
  8. Czerwonko, M.E., Huespe, P., Elizondo, C.M., Pekolj, J., Gadano, A., Hyon, S.H., de Santibañes, E., de Santibañes, M. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Pyogenic Liver Abscess in Adult Liver Recipients: A Matched Case-Control Study. HPB (Oxford). 2017, Dec; Pub Status: accepted
  9. Czerwonko ME, Pekolj J, Uad P, Mazza O, Sanchez-Claria R, Arbues G, de Santibañes E, de Santibañes M, Palavecino M. Laparoscopic Transcystic Common Bile Duct Exploration in the Emergency Is as Effective and Safe as in Elective Setting.J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Sep;23(9):1848-1855. doi: 10.1007/s11605-018-4029-x. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
  10. Czerwonko ME, Pekolj J, Mattera J, Peralta OA, García-Mónaco RD, de Santibañes E, de Santibañes M.Intraoperative stent placement for the treatment of acute portal vein complications in pediatric living donor liver transplantation.Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2019 Feb;404(1):123-128. doi: 10.1007/s00423-018-1741-7. Epub 2018 Dec 15.
  11. Raices M, Czerwonko ME, Ardiles V, Boldrini G, D’Agostino D, Marcó Del Pont J, Pekolj J, Mattera J, Brandi C, Ciardullo M, de Santibañes E, de Santibañes M. Short- and Long-Term Outcomes After Live-Donor Transplantation with Hyper-Reduced Liver Grafts in Low-Weight Pediatric Recipients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Dec;23(12):2411-2420. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04188-y. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Book Chapters

  1. Czerwonko, M.E., de Santibañes, M., de Santibañes, E. (2017). Rare Problems: Mirizzi Syndrome, Fistula and Gallstone Ileus. In M. Cox., G.D. Eslick, R. Padbury (Ed.), The Management of Gallstone Disease, A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach (pp. In press). Sydney: Springer.
  2. Czerwonko M.E., Ingolotti M, Nelson A., Brown, J.L., Alfaro V. (2015). Animal Models for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. In Alfaro, V., Jablon, E., Kerrison, J., Sharpe, K., Rodriguez-Fontal M. (Ed.), Age Related Macular Degeneration. (pp. 15-36). Charleston: Philadelphia Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.