Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Dr. Matt Hutter is a surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical work includes general and gastrointestinal surgery with a focus on advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. His medical degree is from the Harvard Medical School, and surgical training was at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Hutter’s research is focused on the study of clinical effectiveness in surgery. He has completed a Masters in Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He currently is the Director of the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at the MGH. He is an executive director of the MGH Department of Surgery Quality and Safety Program. He is the Surgical Director of the MGH Weight Center and of the MGH Hernia Center.
Dr. Hutter has many leadership roles in the field of Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Outcomes. He is on Committee for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery with the American College of Surgeon, where he is the Co-Chair of the Data Committee for the MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program). He has led the development and implementation of their national data collection system for bariatric surgery. He has a leadership role with the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP). He has been a Surgeon Champion since the Patient Safety in Surgery Study, and has been the co-chair of the ACS-NSQIP Collaboration Committee, and a member of the Policy Committee, the Measurement and Evaluation Committee, and the Definitions Committee.
Dr. Hutter also has leadership roles with the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) as a member of the Executive Committee, with SAGES as a member of the Board of Governors, and with the SSAT (Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract) as the Chair of the Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee. He currently is leading an effort to create a Quality Metric for Complex GI Surgery, working with all the GI Surgery Specialty Societies.
His overall academic focus is on the development, implementation and responsible use of data collection systems in Surgery, with a focus on assessing and improving the quality of surgical care.