Arthur Matas, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery

Arthur Matas

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-5151

Fax 612-624-7168

Office Address:
Transplantation, Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Stephanie Taylor

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Professor, Department of Surgery

Senior Mentor, Scholarship and Clinical Research, Department of Surgery

Transplant Surgeon

M.D., University of Manitoba

Residency, University of Minnesota

Fellowship, University of Minnesota (Transplantation)



  • Transplants
  • Surgery
  • Kidney Disease

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America® (2013)
  • Medical Staff Award, Clinical Innovation (2007)
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Academic Health Research Award for Excellence in Health Research Award (2011)
  • Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in the Field of Transplantation Award (2009) 

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Surgical Association
  • Member, International Society of Transplantation
  • President, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2006-2007)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Immunosuppressive Drugs
  • Transplant Complications


  • Matas AJ and Kremen AJ: Idiopathic systemic fibrosis - The simultaneous occurrence of retroperitoneal fibrosis and desmoid tumor. Minn Med 57: 279-280, 1974.
  • Matas AJ, Jacobs CL, Garvey CA. Nondirected living donors. In: Gaston RS and Wadström J (eds). Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Current Practices, Emerging Trends and Evolving Challenges. Taylor & Francis, London, 2005, pp. 151-155.
  • Matas AJ. A regulated system of incentives for living donation: let's move on to te next phase. In: Weimar W, Boss MA, Busschbach JJ (eds) Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects, Vol. II. Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, Berlin, Miami, Riga, Viernheim, Wien, Zagreb, 2011, pp. 81-89.
  • Basu A, Matas AJ, Humar A. Immunosuppression in Solid-Organ Transplantation. Chapter 181. In: Irwin RS and Rippe JM (eds) Intensive Care Medicine, seventh ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012, pp 1833-1845.
  • Matas AJ, Ibrahim H. Chapter 8. Long-term outcomes for the donor. In: Tan HP, Marcos A and Shapiro R (eds) Living Donor Transplantation, Informa Healthcare USA, New York, 2007, pp 87-100. 



  • Kidney transplantation

Board Certifications


Clinical Interests

Immunosuppressive drugs; Kidney transplantation; Transplant complications