Dr. Matthew Greives is the Director of the Division of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY, and completed his plastic and reconstructive residency training at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, IL. After residency, he completed fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. During his plastic surgery training, he completed a Clinical Observership in Ear Reconstruction under the tutelage of Dr. Francoise Firmin in Paris, France. Dr. Greives is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Washington University, St. Louis, MO
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Plastic & Reconstructive Medicine - University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Craniofacial Surgery - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Information

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Matthew R. Greives, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at McGovern Medical School. His research focuses on surgical outcomes of patients with craniofacial and cleft anomalies as well as translational tissue engineering solutions to combat many of the problems encountered in these same patient populations. To learn how you can make a difference, please call (713) 500-3200 or visit


Publication Information

Lerman, OZ, Greives MR, Singh SP, Thanik VD, Chang CC, Seiser N, Brown DJ, Knobel D, Schneider RJ, Formenti SC, Saadeh PB, Levine JP. “Low-dose radiation augments vasculogensis signaling through HIF-1-dependent and -independent SDF-1 induction. ” Blood (2010) 116(18): 3669-76

Greives MR, Song DS. Essential Tissue Healing of the Head and Neck. Guyrion. Book review. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (2011) 127(2): 1385.

Teven CM, Greives MR, Natale RB, Su Y, Luo Q, He BC, He TC, Reid RR. “Differentiation of Osteoprogenitor Cells is Enhanced by a Novel Delivery System of High-frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields. J Craniofac Surg (2012) 23(2): 586-593.

Greives MR, Fares S, Woodrel CD, Pavilides S, Blechman KM, Naylor SM, Cadacio CL, Levine JP, Warren SM, Gold LI. “Exogenous Calreticulin improves Diabetic Wound Healing.” Wound Repair and Regen. (2012) 21: 337.

Greives MR, Odessey EA, Waggoner D, Lui DC, Aradhya S, Mitchell A, He TC, Reid RR. “RUNX2 Quadruplication: Additional Evidence Towards