AAAC Candidate – Mathew

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA

Duke Department of Anesthesiology

Joseph P. Mathew, Jerry Reves, MD, Professor of Cardiac Anesthesiology, is a leading researcher in his field, focused on improving perioperative outcomes, particularly neurocognitive dysfunction, alterations in brain connectivity and occurrence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. He is notably recognized for his leadership in perioperative echocardiography.

Dr. Mathew received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He went on to complete a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He spent eight years at Yale where he served as associate professor of anesthesiology, co-director of the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship, director of the Transesophageal Echocardiography Imaging Program and associate chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

In 1998, Dr. Mathew joined the faculty at Duke Anesthesiology and has since served as director of the Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), director of the Neurological Outcome Research Group and the Departmental Clinical Research Unit, chief of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division, and executive vice chair of performance and operations within the department. Dr. Mathew received his Master of Health Sciences in clinical research from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2008 and his Master of Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts. Two years later, in March of 2015, Dr. Mathew was appointed chairman of Duke Anesthesiology. During his chairmanship, he has made significant advances in the field of pain management with the establishment of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine and the opening of a first-of-its-kind multispecialty pain practice, Duke Innovative Pain Therapies – both of which have a common core mission of transforming the way that painful conditions are diagnosed and treated, including the development of novel, non-opioid therapies to improve patient care. In a quest to advance the future of perioperative medicine, Dr. Mathew helped carry to fruition a global collaboration, the Morpheus Consortium, and the opening of Duke Perioperative Pain Care; it is the first clinic in the nation that has the same team of pain specialists see patients before, during and after surgery with a focus on optimizing their functional recovery. Under Dr. Mathew’s leadership, Duke Anesthesiology is ranked among the top five in the nation for “Best Medical Schools for Anesthesiology” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2017, the Duke University School of Medicine designated Dr. Mathew as a “Noteworthy” faculty – a distinguished honor that recognizes prominent Duke faculty who have reached extraordinary levels of accomplishment.

Dr. Mathew is an active physician-scientist funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research. He has published close to 300 manuscripts and book chapters, and is the editor of the leading textbook on perioperative TEE. He is a member of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research’s Academy of Research Mentors - a sign of Dr. Mathew’s contributions and commitment to training future generations of leading researchers, clinicians and educators.