Matthew Townsley, M.D.Matt Townsley, M.D.
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
UAB School of Medicine
Subspecialty and Areas of Interest
Dr. Matt Townsley is an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He joined the faculty in 2010. He also serves as the program director for the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.
He specializes in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and perioperative echocardiography. His other interests include general clinical anesthesiology, as well as resident and fellow education.
Education and Degrees
Emory University School of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, 2010
UAB School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2009
Orlando Regional Healthcare, Internship, Internal Medicine, 2006
University of South Florida College of Medicine, M.D., 2005
Rollins College, B.A. (Biology), 2001
Professional Awards and Honors
Teacher of the Year (UAB Anesthesiology Residency Program), 2011
Top Ten Teachers of the Year (UAB Anesthesiology Residency Program): 2010, 2011, 2012
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations
Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Hymel BJ, Townsley MM. Echocardiographic Assessment of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve. Anesth Analg. Accepted for publication.
Townsley MM, Chen EP, Sniecinski RM. Cleft Posterior Mitral Valve Leaflet: Identification Using Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesth Analg. 2010;111:1366-1368.
Townsley MM, Martin DE. Anesthetic Management for the Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease. In: Hensley FA, Martin DE, Gravlee GP, eds. A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia. 5th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Wolter Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 319-358.
Townsley MM, Shelton ML. Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease. In: Hensley FA, Martin DE, Gravlee GP, eds. A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia. 5th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Wolter Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 571-586.
EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Townsley MM. “Cardiovascular System: Physiology: Venous Return: Vascular Compliance/Venous Capacitance; Controlling Factors, Muscle Action; Intrathoracic Pressure; Body Position, Blood Volume and Distribution.” STARTprep Review Course for the ABA Basic Written Examination. 2014.