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G. Paul Matherne, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Medical Officer Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics

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Matherne practices pediatric cardiology and treats adults with congenital heart disease. He has a particular interest in screenings for heart disease to keep our children as happy and healthy as possible.

When asked about his favorite part of his job, Matherne said, “I love caring for children, and what I love most is working with the team at UVA Children’s Hospital to do that.”

Matherne received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and his medical degree from Texas A&M University in 1982. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa before joining the faculty at UVA in 1987.

He has served as a clinician and basic science investigator funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.

Matherne obtained a MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at UVA in 2010. He has served as associate chair for research and now vice chair for clinical affairs at UVA. He was division director of Pediatric Cardiology and medical director of the UVA Children’s Hospital Heart Center for nine years before taking on his current role as chief medical officer.

Matherne has published 90 peer-reviewed and invited articles and book chapters. He has served as the chair of cardiovascular disease in the Young Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) and is the president-elect of the Mid-Atlantic affiliate of the American Heart Association. He is a member of the National AHA Budget review sub-committee and a member of the AHA Scientific Councils Oversight Committee.

His passions include improving care for children, fishing, gumbo and family. Matherne lives in Charlottesville with his family and calls the small university town a wonderful place to live with great people.