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Hutter, Matthew M., MD

  • Assistant Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital


Accepting New Patients



General & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopic / Minimally invasive surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Stomach surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diverticulitis
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - SSN
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Dr. Hutter is a General and Gastrointestinal surgeon, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including the colon, stomach, small bowel, gallbladder and hernias. He also specializes in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Hutter grew up in Needham, MA, and went to Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, and then completed General Surgery Residency at Mass. General Hospital. He was The Chief Resident in Surgery, and completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been on the surgical staff since 2002.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

Dr. Hutter has many leadership roles in the field of Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Outcomes. He is the co-chairman of the SAGES Bariatric Committee, and also the co-chair of the SAGES Outcomes Committee. He is on the advisory board for the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network, and has developed and implemented their national data collection system for bariatric surgery. He is the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/ Betsy Lehman Center Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery.

Dr. Hutter plays a leadership role in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. He is the co-chair of the ACS-NSQIP Collaboration Committee, and is a member of the Policy Committee, the Measurement and Evaluation Committee, and the Definitions Committee.
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.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events


Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-726-2819
Phone 2: 617-724-3418
Fax: 617-724-3418
Weight Center, MGH
50 Staniford Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517
Phone: 617-726-4400
Fax: 617-724-6565

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