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Dr. Matthew Skancke


Dr. Matthew Skancke


Dr. Matthew Skancke is a colon and rectal surgeon serving Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.  Dr. Skancke grew up in Great Falls, VA earning his undergraduate degree in electrical and biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia’s engineering school.  After engineering school he spent three years working for a Swiss based GPS company U-blox America while going to night school to finish his pre-medical degree.  He then attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he did basic science research of mesenchymal stem cells to progress the field of regenerative medicine.  Dr. Skancke continued his General Surgery training at the George Washington University Hospital and subsequent did his Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

During his training, Dr. Skancke has published over 24 peer reviewed publications, authored three book chapters, and presented over 45 times at national conferences in medicine and surgery.  He has participated in clinical trials of bench top and mechanical sciences and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  Dr. Skancke is board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Quality and Safety National committee.

Outside of work, Dr. Skancke has found a new love for French cooking and North Carolina barbeque.  To offset these vices, Dr. Skancke also enjoys running and powerlifting in his free time.