Dr. Matthew Steliga is a specialist in thoracic oncology. He works at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Dr. Steliga treats lung cancer, malignancies of the chest, and pleural mesothelioma. He is also known for treating his patients with minimally invasive surgeries.

About Dr. Steliga

Dr. Matthew Steliga is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is affiliated with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, AR. This institution is the only comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility in the state of Arkansas.

Dr. Steliga’s oncology expertise include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, malignancies of the chest, and pleural mesothelioma. He is known for treating his patients with minimally invasive surgery techniques.

  • Medical Degree and Residency

    MD Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Matthew Steliga completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN. He also did a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, TX.

  • Professorship

    Dr. Steliga currently is an associate professor of surgery at UAMS. Before he joined the team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he was an instructor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Steliga worked in the institute’s Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Many of Dr. Steliga’s patients admire him for his bedside manner and his confidence. He is a mesothelioma specialist that has been praised for not giving up and pursuing all treatment options that are best for his patients.

Dr. Steliga’s Accomplishments

  • An active member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Get Connected to Dr. Matthew Steliga

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Dr. Steliga is a well-respected thoracic surgeon at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. His mesothelioma patients are treated with personalized treatment plans. Many of his patients experience minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our patient advocates can help you set up an appointment with Dr. Steliga.

Why Choose Dr. Matthew Steliga?
  • He is recognized for performing invasive surgeries.
  • He personalizes the best treatment plan for his patients.
  • Many mesothelioma patients under his care have reached a state of remission.
  • He plays an active role in thoracic research and clinical trials.




Meet Dr. Matthew Steliga

“I’m seeing many of my long-term survivors coming back to clinic over and over again and it’s a really rewarding experience.” – Dr. Steliga

Treating Mesothelioma at UAMS

Many cancer patients in Arkansas and from around the world choose UAMS. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is recognized for its advancements in thoracic research and its involvement in clinical trials.

“Our doctors are here to offer you the best treatment available, or provide a second opinion on your diagnosis and proposed treatment plan,” states UAMS’ official website.

Dr. Steliga and the team at UAMS personalize treatment plans for each of their patients. Surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, nurses, counselors, and social workers work together at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Their mission is to offer the best treatment options that are available to a mesothelioma patient.

“We are leading the fight against cancer.” – Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute