Matthew Steliga, M.D.

Dr. Steliga specializes in thoracic oncology with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other tumors of the chest and is experienced in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He previously served as an instructor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Steliga completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tenn. He also served as a resident in cardiothoracic surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • University: M.D. DEGREE: Medical College of Wisconsin


  • Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Tumors of the Chest
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer

Conditions/Diseases Treated

UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Mass
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Tracheal Tumors

Tests/Procedures Performed

The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this doctor.

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung and Esophageal Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. Other services available is translation of patient education materials and hospital forms. For more information, please contact interpreting services at 501-395-8231 or visit us on the web.

Additional Links

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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor
    Department: Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery Division

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Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


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