PositionLecturer Pre Hospital Care
Phone/Faxwork02 6338 4022
Matthew is a physician assistant and critical care paramedic, who has been actively involved in healthcare for a decade. He began his career as an emergency medical technician in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro area in the United States and advanced to the paramedic level while completing his Bachelors of Science in Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After several years practicing throughout the area, he moved to the Richmond, Virginia and progressed to the critical care level pursuing ground based transport and hospital based practice.
While continuing his career as a paramedic, Matthew made the further advancement to the physician assistant (PA-C) level, which is a mid-level practitioner in the United States capable of independent care including prescriptive authority, diagnosis and treatment plans, advance procedures such as suturing and central access, and first assistance in surgery. During that time, he completed his Masters in Medical Science from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania with a focus in clinical medicine and research in both preventative health strategies and pharmaceutical efficacy.
Before coming to Australia in 2011, Matthew's primary area of practice was emergency medicine in a hospital system in Maryland, but also with experience in inpatient medicine and general surgery.
Matthew's academic interests include clinical medicine and pharmacology. His research includes an emphasis on the continual development of up to date and effective guidelines and treatment plans for the paramedic profession.
Mathew teaches in the subjects:
- APS 301 – Advanced Paramedical Science I
- APS 401 – Prehospital Pharmacology
- CLS 410 – Major Incident Management
During his Masters, Matthew has done pharmaceutical research into the effectiveness of low molecular weight heparin as compared to unfractionated heparin in the treatment of venous thromboembolism. Furthermore, he completed a project dedicated towards patient and provider education for cardiovascular disease in the Hispanic population of Baltimore City in the United States.
Currently, Matthew’s research consists of supporting pharmacology guidelines for paramedic practice and further developing additional guidelines for clinical practice.
Lastly, Matthew plans to begin either a PhD or professional doctorate in the near future.
- Member - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Member - National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants
- Member - American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C)
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedic (NREMT-P)
- Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (CCEMTP)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Apply First Aid Instructor (HLTFA301C)
Caffey, M. (2012). Paramedic & Emergency Pharmacology Guidelines. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Original ISBN#978-1-4860-0620-5