Jerry Reves Professor of Anesthesiology

Photo left to right: Joseph P. Mathew, MD, Jerry Reves, MD, and Mark F. Newman, MD.

Joseph P. Mathew, M.D., Professor of Cardiac Anesthesiology Was Awarded the Jerry Reves, MD Professorship

Joseph Mathew’s talents and contributions to clinical perioperative medicine have long been recognized in the fields of cardiology, surgery and anesthesiology.

He is internationally respected in the area of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) – a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to monitor the heart and blood vessel function. This tool, first used in connection with cardiac surgery by researchers at Duke, has played a critical role in postoperative stroke prevention,dropping the rate of stroke by 50 percent. Mathew has published two editions of a textbook on TEE.

Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Mathew is also highly regarded for his groundbreaking research, which focuses on improving perioperative patient outcomes.

“He has worked tirelessly to understand and then intervene to reduce perioperative organ injury including perioperative arrhythmias and postoperative cognitive dysfunction,” says Mark Newman, M.D., chair of Anesthesiology.

Mathew serves as medical director of Clinical Anesthesiology Research Endeavors (CARE) and Neurological Outcomes Research Group (NORG) and currently has broad funding from the National Institutes of Health and in the past from the American Heart Association and other funding areas. He has served on national committees within the anesthesia community and within the cardiovascular and surgical communities.

He received his M.D. from Southwestern Medical School in Texas, and completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He joined Duke in 1998.

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