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Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Aurelio Matamoros Jr., MD is a Professor of Radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas, El Paso, his Medical Degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center and completed his residency in Diagnostic Imaging at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Following fellowship, Dr. Matamoros was a staff radiologist at the University of Nebraska for 13 years with primary interest in abdominal imaging, organ transplantation and trauma.  For the past 14+ years, Dr. Matamoros has been a staff radiologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center specializing in abdominal imaging and he is currently deputy section chief of Abdominal Imaging.  His career has been dedicated to academic medicine, medical students, residents, fellows and mid-level providers. He has presented at numerous professional meetings and has authored or co-authored abstracts, articles, book chapters and exhibits.  Dr. Matamoros is a member of the Harris County Emergency Care Committee, Texas Medical Association, Texas Medical Association CME Committee, MOC committees and multiple administrative committees at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His primary interests are imaging and clinical correlation.  He is a collaborator on numerous protocols and a reviewer for the Journals of Gastroenterology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and he has recently joined the Editorial Board of Current Imaging Reviews. 

Research Interests

Multi-modality Molecular Imaging in Cancer Research

Clinical Interests

  • Imaging in Cancer Theragnostics
  • Evidence Based Imaging

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1978 University of Colorado, Denver, CO, MD, Medicine
1974 Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX, BS, Nursing
1967 The University of Texas, El Paso, TX, BS, Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Training

1988-1989 Fellowship, Body Imaging, University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Radiology, Lincoln, NE
1983-1986 Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, David Grant Medical Center Department of Radiology, Travis Air Force Base, CA
1978-1979 Internship, PG-1, General Surgery, David Grant Medical Center Department of General Surgery, Travis Air Force Base, CA

Board Certifications

1/1987 American Board of Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Haygood TM, Wong J, Lin JC, Li S, Matamoros A, Costelloe CM, Yeung H, Sandler CM, Nunez RF, Kumar R, Madewell JE. Skeletal muscle metastases: a three-part study of a not-so-rare entity. Skeletal Radiol 41(8):899-909, 8/2012. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22101865.
2. Varadhachary GR, Raber MN, Matamoros A, Abbruzzese JL. Carcinoma of unknown primary with a colon-cancer profile-changing paradigm and emerging definitions. Lancet Oncol 9(6):596-599, 6/2008. PMID: 18510991.
3. Beschorner WE, Sudan DL, Radio SJ, Yang T, Franco KL, Hill AC, Shearon CC, Thompson SC, Dixon RS, Johnson ND, Kuszynski CA, Rubocki RJ, Lechtenberg KF, Matamoros A Jr, Goertzen TC, Fox IJ, Langnas AN. Heart xenograft survival with chimeric pig donors and modest immune suppression. Ann Surg 237(2):265-272, Feb, 2003. PMCID: PMC1522128.
4. Sudan DL, Radio SJ, Matamoros A, Johnson ND, Shearon CC, Glogowski KR, Hill AC, Goertzen TC, Fox IJ, Langnas AN, Beschorner WE. Effect of surrogate tolerogenesis on the vascular rejection of pig heart xenografts. Transplantation 69(2):232-235, Jan, 2000. PMID: 10670632.
5. Gill IS, Hsu TH, Fox RL, Matamoros A, Miller CD, Leveen RF, Grune MT, Sung GT, Fidler ME. Laparoscopic and percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of the kidney: acute and chronic porcine study. Urology 56(2):197-200, Aug, 2000. PMID: 10925077.
6. Beschorner W, Sudan D, Yang T, Radio S, Stammers A, Johnson N, Shearon C, Kuszynski C, Dixon RS, Matamoros A, Langnas A. Surrogate tolerogenesis: possible pretransplant induction of accommodation of pig xenografts. Transplant Proc 32(5):994-995, Aug, 2000. PMID: 10936317.
7. Chiou RK, Donovan JM, Anderson JC, Matamoros A Jr, Wobig RK, Taylor RJ. Color Doppler ultrasound assessment of urethral artery location: potential implication for technique of visual internal urethrotomy. J Urol 159(3):796-799, Mar, 1998. PMID: 9474151.
8. Brand RE, Matamoros A. Imaging techniques in the evaluation of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Dig Dis 16(4):242-252, Jul-Aug, 1998. PMID: 9732184.
9. Remmler D, Olson L, Ekstrom R, Duke D, Matamoros A, Matthews D, Ullrich CG. Pre-surgical CT/FEA for craniofacial distraction: I. Methodology, development, and validation of the cranial finite element model. Med Eng Phys 20(8):607-619, Nov, 1998. PMID: 9888240.
10. Chiou RK, Anderson JC, Wobig RK, Rosinsky DE, Matamoros A, Chen WS, Taylor RJ. Color doppler ultrasound criteria to diagnose varicoceles: correlation of a new scoring system with physical examination. Urology 50(6):953-956, Dec, 1997. PMID: 9426729.
11. Murayama KM, Grune MT, Matamoros A Jr, Brand RE, Baxter BT. Staple occlusion of the infrarenal aorta: a videoscopic retroperitoneal approach. J Vasc Surg 25(4):786-790, Apr, 1997. PMID: 9129642.
12. Chiou RK, Matamoros A, Anderson JC, Taylor RJ. Changing concepts of urethral stricture management. I: assessment of urethral stricture disease. Nebr Med J 81(8):282-286, Aug, 1996. PMID: 8810228.
13. Heffron TG, Langnas AN, Matamoros AJ, Anderson JC, Mack DR, McCashland TM, Dhawan A, Kaufman S, Zetterman RK, Pillen TJ, Sudan D, Jerius J, Donovan JP, Sorrell MF, Vanderhoof JA, Shaw BW. Preoperative estimation in living related donor transplantation: Clinical correlation and donor/recipient ratio. Transplant Proc 28(4):2370, Aug, 1996. PMID: 8769254.
14. Stratta RJ, Taylor RJ, Grune MT, Sindhi R, Sudan D, Castaldo P, Cushing KA, Radio SJ, Wisecarver JL, Matamoros A. Experience with protocol biopsies after solitary pancreas transplantation. Transplantation 60(12):1-7, Dec, 1995. PMID: 8545870.
15. Tempero M, Brand R, Holdeman K, Matamoros A. New imaging techniques in colorectal cancer. Semin Oncol 22(5):448-471, Oct, 1995. PMID: 7570057.
16. Heffron TG, Langnas AN, Fox IJ, Antonson DN, Mack DR, Zetterman R, Donovan J, McCashland T, Matamoros A, Anderson J, et al. Preoperative evaluation of the living related donor in pediatric living related liver transplantation. Transplant Proc 27(1):1180, Feb, 1995. PMID: 7878840.
17. Heffron TG, Anderson JC, Matamoros A, Pillen TJ, Antonson DL, Mack DR, Langnas AN, Fox IJ, Vanderhoof JA, Shaw BW. Preoperative evaluation of donor liver volume in pediatric living related liver transplantation: how accurate is it? Transplant Proc 26(1):135, Feb, 1994. PMID: 8108908.
18. Matamoros A, Anderson JC, Lieberman RP, McGowan TC, Langnas AN, Shaw BW Jr. Diagnosis and radiologic intervention in reduced-size hepatic allografts. Semin Interv Radiol 9(4):290-296, 1/1992.
19. Smith CV, Anderson JC, Matamoros A, Rayburn WF. Transvaginal sonography of cervical width and length during pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med 11(9):465-467, Sep, 1992. PMID: 1491430.
20. Kaplan PA, Matamoros A, Anderson JC. Sonography of the musculoskeletal system. AJR Am J Roentgenol 155(2):237-245, Aug, 1990. PMID: 2115246.
21. Matamoros A, Anderson JC, McConnell JR, Bolam DL. Neurosonographic findings in infants treated by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Child Neurol 4(1 suppl):S52-S61, 1/1989. PMID: 2681379.
22. Kaplan PA, Anderson JC, Norris MA, Matamoros A. Ultrasonography of post-traumatic soft-tissue lesions. Radiol Clin North Am 27(5):973-982, Sep, 1989. PMID: 2672084.

Invited Articles

1. Matamoros A Jr, Lydiatt WB, Lydiatt D, Mahoney E. Pediatric neck masses: CT and MR imaging. Appl Radiol 29(5):5-9, May, 2000.
2. Matamoros A Jr, Kaplan PA. Sonographic evaluation in the musculoskeletal system. Curr Opin Orthop 3(2):158-163, Apr, 1992.
3. Matamoros A, Kaplan PA. Dynamic ultrasound helps to assess muscles and tendons. Diagn Imaging 11:162-166, 1989.
Other Articles
1. Elimova Elena, Badgwell Brian, Das Prajnan, Estrella Jeannelyn, Matamoros Aurelio Jr., Ajani Jaffer. How Do We Treat..Patients with Gastric Cancer? Oncology Times 36(16):11, 8/2014.

Book Chapters

1. Murphy WA Jr, Gladish GW, Gupta S, Kumar A, Matamoros A Jr, Wong FC. Imaging. In: Medical Care of the Cancer Patient. Ed(s) RF Gagel, SCJ Yeung, C Escalante. BC Decker Inc: Shelton CT, 111-127, 2009. ISBN: 9781607950080 1607950081.
2. Anderson JC, Burnett DA, Matamoros A, et al. In vitro gallstone lithotripsy: effect of peripheral calcification on fragmentation and sonographic evaluation of fragment size. In: Shock Wave Lithotripsy 2: Urinary and Biliary Lithotripsy. Ed(s) JR Lingeman, DM Newman, Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Plenum Press: New York, 1989. ISBN: 0306434164 9780306434167.

Letters to the Editor

1. Overman Michael J, Eng Cathy, Raghav Kanwal, Matamoros Aurelio, Taggart Melissa, Foo Wai Chin, Fournier Keith. Challenges of Efficacy Assessment in Pseudomyxoma Peritonea. The Oncologist 20:1-2, 2015.

Last updated: 5/12/2015