Interviewed by Jessie Werner, MD. Edited by Kristina McAteer, MD.
Brown Emergency Medicine was pleased to welcome Dr. Amal Mattu as our Grand Rounds speaker. He delivered thoughtful commentary on-- you guessed it-- emergent EKG findings, but also offered us a unique tour though his career path. Give a listen to learn more about one of our beloved leaders in the field of emergency medicine. He gives us unique feedback on how he developed his career path, tips on navigating academic medicine and how to fit in teaching during hectic ED shifts. Thank you to Dr. Mattu for your visit and taking the time to share in our podcast experience!
About Dr. Mattu:
Dr. Amal Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. He joined the faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland in 1996. He has received more than twenty teaching commendations including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA); and in 2000 he was selected as Founder’s Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. He received the 2005-2006 Rookie Faculty of the Year Award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award from ACEP, Program Director of the Year Awards from the AAEM Resident and Student Association in 2006 and from EMRA in 2011, the 2007 Maryland Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Maryland Chapter-ACEP, the 2008 “Joe Lex” National Educator of the Year Award from AAEM, and the 2013 “Peter Rosen Award” for outstanding leadership in academic emergency medicine. In 2013 he was awarded ACEP’s highest honor for teaching—the Outstanding Contributions to Education Award.
Dr. Mattu's areas of academic focus are emergency cardiology, geriatric emergency medicine, faculty development, and risk management. He has authored the bestselling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2, and he has served as an editor for 18 other texts in emergency medicine. Dr. Mattu is the first emergency physician to serve as primary Guest Editor on issues of Cardiology Clinics (twice) and Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, and he serves as the consulting editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is a frequent speaker at national and international CME conferences in emergency medicine.
Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland.