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Matt Townsley, M.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Program Director – Anesthesiology Residency

Program Director – Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

UAB School of Medicine

mtownsley@uabmc.edu



Subspecialty and Areas of Interest

Dr. Matt Townsley is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He joined the faculty in 2010. He also serves as the Associate Program Director of the Anesthesiology Residency and the Program Director for the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship.

He specializes in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and perioperative echocardiography. His other interests include general clinical anesthesiology, as well as medical education.

Dr. Townsley may be reached at mtownsley@uabmc.edu or 205-934-7424.



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, 2013, 2014
Robert Goodloe McGahey Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, 2014-2015


Professional Societies

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


Recent Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Townsley MM, Chen EP, Sniecinski RM. Cleft Posterior Mitral Valve Leaflet:  Identification Using Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesth Analg. 2010 Dec;111(6):1366-8.

Hymel BJ, Townsley MM. Echocardiographic Assessment of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jun;118(6):1197-1201.

Barker AB, Townsley MM. Con: Prophylactic Preoperative Use of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump is Not Indicated in High-Risk Coronary Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Apr;29(2):534-5.

Thind M, Ahmed MI, Gok G, Joson M, Elsayed M, Tuck BC, Townsley MM, Klas B, McGiffin DC, Nanda NC. Incremental Value of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography over the Two-Dimensional Technique in the Assessment of a Thrombus in Transit through a Patent Foramen Ovale. Echocardiography. 2015 May;32(5):848-54.


BOOK CHAPTERS

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” in START Prep Online Basic Anesthesia Curriculum, edited by LF Chu and AJ Fuller, 2013.

Townsley MM, “Cardiovascular System: Physiology: Venous Return: Vascular Compliance/Venous Capacitance; Controlling Factors, Muscle Action; Intrathoracic Pressure; Body Position, Blood Volume and Distribution” in START Prep Online Basic Anesthesia Curriculum, edited by LF Chu and AJ Fuller, 2014.