Matt Townsley, M.D.
Interim Vice Chair and Director – Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Associate Program Director – Anesthesiology Residency
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UAB School of Medicine
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 is the Interim Vice Chair and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-934-7424.
Education and Degrees
Rollins College, B.A. (Biology), 2001
University of South Florida College of Medicine, M.D., 2005
Orlando Regional Healthcare, Internship, Internal Medicine, 2006
UAB School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2009
Emory University School of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, 2010
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
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
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.
Kessler A, Coker B, Townsley M, Zaky A. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rotational Cannula Catastrophe: A Role of Echocardiography in Rescue. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print].
Teo EYL, Townsley MM, Nyman CB, Sniecinski RM. Anesthesia and Imaging for Advanced Circulatory Support. Adv Anesth. 2015;33(1):17-37.
Cerfolio RJ, Steenwyk BL, Watson C, Sparrow J, Belopolsky V, Townsley M, Lyerly R, Downing M, Bryant A, Gurley WQ, Henling C, Crawford J, Gayeski T. Decreasing the Preincision Time for Pulmonary Lobectomy: The Process of Lean and Value Stream Mapping. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]
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.