About Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, MBA

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Dr. Hutter is a General and Gastrointestinal surgeon, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder and hernias. He also specializes in metabolic and bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, and is the Director of the MGH Weight Center. He served as the President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from 2019 to 2021.

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 "Super" Chief Resident in Surgery, and completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been on the surgical staff since 2002.

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Mass General Digestive Healthcare Center: Weight Center
50 Staniford St.
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-4400

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2819

Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center
52 Second Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-4400

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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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, and a Masters in Business Administration at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 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.  Dr. Hutter was elected by membership to be the President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2019-21. He has served on the executive committee of the ASMBS, as Chair of the ASMBS Research Committee. He has been the Chair of the Data Committee for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) and has led the development and implementation of the national data collection system for bariatric surgery since its inception in 2005.

Dr. Hutter in the Principle Investigator on a large project funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)  to develop and implement Patient Reported Outcomes nationally to assess the comparative effectiveness of metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures

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.


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