Matthew Zdilla

Associate Professor of Biology




  • BS, University of Pittsburgh
  • DC, New York Chiropractic College, 2006


  • BIO 105 – Life Science for Non-Majors
  • BIO 124 – Biological Principles
  • BIO 125 – Biological Principles Lab
  • BIO 204 – Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Hygiene
  • BIO 212 – Anatomy and Physiology I (Hlth Prof)
  • BIO 214 – Anatomy and Physiology II (Hlth Prof)
  • BIO 302 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 303 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • BIO 328 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 334 – Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
  • BIO 330 – Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • BIO 423 – Pathophysiology
  • PA 501 – Anatomy and Physiology I (MSPAS)
  • PA 502 – Anatomy and Physiology II (MSPAS)
  • PA 510 – Pathophysiology of Disease I
  • PA 511 – Pathophysiology of Disease II

Recent Publications

Zdilla MJ, Pancake A, Lambert HW 2016. Morphometrics of the anterior belly and intermediate tendon of the digastric muscle: sexual dimorphism and implications for surgery. J Craniofac Surg (in publication)

Zdilla MJ 2016. Atrophy of anterior digastric muscle: response to a prospective clinical study. Br J Oral Maxilofac Surg. Epub ahead of print: DOI:10.1016/j.bjoms.2016.02.026

Zdilla MJ, Saling JR, Starkey LD 2016. Zinc sulfate taste acuity reflects dietary zinc intake in males. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 11:e21-25

Zdilla MJ, Hatfield SA, McLean KA, Laslo JM, Cyrus LM, Lambert HW. 2016. Orientation of the Foramen Ovale: An Anatomic Study With Neurosurgical Considerations. J Craniofac Surg. Jan;27(1):234-7

Zdilla MJ, Hatfield SA, McLean KA, Cyrus LM, Laslo JM, Lambert HW. 2016. Circularity, Solidity, Axes of a Best Fit Ellipse, Aspect Ratio, and Roundness of the Foramen Ovale: A Morphometric Analysis With Neurosurgical Considerations. J Craniofac Surg. Jan;27(1):222-8.

Zdilla MJ 2015. Screening for variations of anterior digastric musculature prior to correction of post-traumatic anterior open bite by injection of botulinum toxin type A: a technical note. J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 41(3):165-167.

Zdilla MJ, Lambert HW 2015. Mylohyoid insertion at the mid-belly of a combined geniohyoid via a fibrous pseudo-hyoid: An observation with implications for submental flap surgery. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg Open. 5(2015):1-3

Zdilla MJ, Gibson LN, Hunt AJ 2015. Sexual dimorphism of human vallate papillae: an in vivo study of normative morphology. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 74(2):245-251.

Zdilla MJ, Starkey LD, Saling JR 2015. A taste-intensity visual analog scale: an improved zinc taste-test protocol. Integr Med. 14(2):34-38

Zdilla MJ 2015. Metformin with either H2-receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors: a polypharmacy recipe for neuropathy via vitamin B12 depletion. Clin Diabetes. 33(2):90-95.

Zdilla MJ, Cyrus LM, Lambert HW 2015. Carotico-clinoid foramina and a double optic canal: a case report with neurosurgical implications. Surg Neurol Int 6(1):13.

Zdilla MJ 2014. Exclusion of musculature from the submental flap: a contingency plan for facial nerve palsy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2:e266.

Zdilla MJ, Soloninka HJ, Lambert HW 2014. Unilateral duplication of the anterior digastric muscle belly: a case report with implications for surgeries of the submental region. J Surg Case Rep 12:1-2.

Zdilla MJ, Soloninka HJ, Lambert HW 2014. A fractal anterior digastric: a case report with surgical implications. Int J Anat Var 7:106-108.

Zdilla MJ, Laslo JM, Cyrus LM 2014. Bilateral Duplication of the Foramen Spinosum: A Case Report with Clinical and Developmental Implications. Anat Physiol 4:162.

Zdilla MJ, Cyrus LM, Laslo JM, Lambert HW 2014. Bilateral Duplication of the Sphenoidal Emissary Foramen: A Case Report with Implications for Surgeries using Transovale Cannulation. Anat Physiol 4:157.

Zdilla MJ, Starkey LD 2014. Salivary carbonic anhydrase VI, zinc sulfate taste acuity, and frequency of illness: a pilot study. Am J Immunol. 10(2):107-113.

Zdilla MJ 2014. Variant anterior digastric muscle transfer for marginal mandibular branch of facial nerve palsy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.  2(2):e110.

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E-Mail: [email protected]
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