Dr. Matthew Kochuba of Mountain Top received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine on Friday, May 17, 2013, at ceremonies held in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia. Following graduation, Dr. Kochuba began serving his residency in General Surgery at Temple Hospital, Philadelphia. He is interested in Trauma & Surgical Critical Care.
While at Temple, Dr. Kochuba was involved in various organizations during his training. He volunteered at Temple Cares (student run health clinic that develops health awareness, resources, and education for the local community), Volunteers of America (provides human service programs for over 2 million people in 46 states), and the Babcock Surgical Society (members shadow surgeons and participate in surgical skills training labs). In addition, Dr. Kochuba conducted medical research on the relaxation of gastric clasp and sling muscle fibers involved in transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations underlying the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Dr. Kochuba earned his undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College in 2009. He is a 2005 graduate of Crestwood High School.
Matthew is the son of Leonard and Deborah Kochuba of Mountain Top. He has a brother, Dr. Andrew Kochuba, a third year General Surgery resident at Montefiore Medical Center, New York, and a sister, Rachel, who recently graduated with a BSN from Marywood. He is the grandson of Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Campana of Williamsport, PA, Leonard and Ann Kochuba of Easton, PA, and the late Frank and Betty Cortez of Mountain Top.