Matthew D. Zinn, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Medical Director, Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids

Zinn has been a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology since 2015. He specializes in the care of patients with heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart transplantation. He serves as the medical director of the ventricular assist device program and is the co-creator of HEARTBEAT - a programfocused on whole-body rehabilitation in children and adolescents with chronic heart conditions. His area of academic interest is outcomes after use ofventricular assist devices, serving as the site principal investigator for two national registries.

Zinn has also served as the medical director of the Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids since 2017. Heart Camp has provided a community for children and young adults with congenital heart disease for over 30 years.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008-Present 
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013-Present 
  • American Heart Association, 2015-Present 

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, University of Scranton, 2004
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008
  • Internship in Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, 2008-2009
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, 2009-2011
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Wayne State University, 2011-2014
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure, Washington University, 2014-2015

Selected Publications

O’Connor MJ, Lorts A, Davies RR, Fynn-Thompson F, Joong A, Maeda K, Mascio CE, McConnell PI, Mongé MC, Nandi D, Peng DM, Rosenthal DN, Si M, Sutcliffe DL, VanderPluym CJ, Viegas M, Zafar F, Zinn MD, Morales D. Early Experience with the HeartMate 3 Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients – A Report from the Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION). Submitted to JHLT, in review.

Burstein DS, Griffis H, Zhang X, Cantor RS, Dai D, Shamszad P, Huang Y, Morales D, Hall M, Lin KY, O’Connor MJ, Zinn MD, Edens RE, Parrino PE, Kirklin JK, Rossano JW. Resource Utilization and Hospital Costs for Pediatric Patients with Paracorporeal Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Devices: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (PediMACS) and the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) Databases. Submitted, in review.

Magnetta DA, Godown J, West S, Zinn M, Rose-Felker K, Miller S, Feingold B. Impact of the 2016 revision of US pediatric heart allocation policy on waitlist characteristics and outcomes. Am J Transplant. In press. PMID: 31544351

Coyan GN, Zinn MD, West SC, Sharma MS. Heart Transplantation from Biventricular Support in Infant with Novel SMYD1 Mutation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Dec;40(8):1745-1747

Conway J, Miera O, Adachi I, Maeda K, Eghtesady P, Henderson HT, Guleserian K, Fan CS, Kirk R; Pediatric VAD Investigators. Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Autumn;30(3):327-335 

Zinn MD, Wallendorf MJ, Simpson KE, Osborne AD, Kirklin JK, Canter CE. Impact of routine surveillance biopsy intensity on the diagnosis of moderate to severe cellular rejection and survival after pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 May;22(3):e13131

Zinn MD, Wallendorf MJ, Simpson KE, Osborne AD, Kirklin JK, Canter CE.  The Impact of Age on Incidence and Prevalence of Moderate to Severe Cellular Rejection Detected by Routine Surveillance Biopsy in Pediatric Heart Transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Apr;36(4):451-456  

Zinn MD, L'Ecuyer TJ, Fagoaga OR, Aggarwal S. Bortezomib use in a pediatric cardiac transplant center. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug;18(5):469-76

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