We would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Mathew, the Jerry Reves Professor of Anesthesiology, for recently being appointed as the Executive Vice Chair for Performance and Operations in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Mathew came to Duke University in 1998 and has since served as Director of Perioperative TEE and the Neurological Outcomes Research Group, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, and Director of the CARE Research Group. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health for a R01 evaluating the effect of lidocaine infusion upon neurocognitive function after cardiac surgery and two R21s assessing functional connectivity changes in the brain and the relationship between neocortical beta-amyloid deposition and perioperative cognition. Dr. Mathew is also the primary editor of the widely used textbook Clinical Manual and Review of Transesophageal Echocardiography (McGraw Hill, 2005, 2010).
As Executive Vice Chair for Performance and Operations, Dr. Mathew will expand the departmental effort in large grants (program projects, U-awards, etc.), drive program development in keys areas of departmental expertise, and help oversee expansion of our perioperative outcomes initiative. He will also work with the Chairman and Division Chiefs to align divisional and departmental goals and productivity.
“Joseph will work to create reality from our strong departmental vision. He has shown strong leadership and commitment to all of our missions, and he will be a great addition to our Senior Cabinet Leadership team.” – Mark Newman, MD
Again, congratulations to Dr. Mathew and we look forward to working with him in his new role as Executive Vice Chair for Performance and Operations.