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Matthew R. Maltese, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Abramson Research Center, Office: 907C, Lab: 912
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
BS (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Maryland Baltimore County , 1994.
MS (Mechanical Engineering)
Johns Hopkins University , 2003.
PhD (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania , 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research focuses on all aspects of pediatric bioengineering, on such topics as translating traumatic brain injury mechanism paradigms from adults to children, development of medical devices to enhance pediatric resuscitation and critical care, and design of biofidelic (human-like) pediatric crash test dummies. As a faculty member in both a medical school and biomedical engineering school, I train physicians and engineers. I direct biomechanics research in the clinical and laboratory research setting, and am the Executive Director of an FDA-funded consortium to develop pediatric medical devices. My research is funded by federal and industry grants and is widely published, and I am a frequent invited speaker at academic and industry venues worldwide.

Selected Publications

Hauschild HW, Humm JR, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Kaufman B, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB: "The Influence of Enhanced Side Impact Protection on Kinematics and Injury Measures of Far- or Center-Seated Children in Forward-Facing Child Restraints." Traffic Injury Prevention 8(16): Suppl 2:S9-S15, Oct 2015.

Elliott MR, Margulies SS, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB: "Accounting for Sampling Variability, Injury Under-reporting, and Sensor Error in Concussion Injury Risk Curves." Journal of Biomechanics 48(12): 3059-65, Sep 2015.

Allison MA, Kang YS, Maltese MR, Bolte JH, Arbogast, KB: "Measurement of Hybrid III head impact kinematics using an accelerometer and gyroscope system in ice hockey helmets." Annals of Biomedical Engineering 43(8), Aug 2015.

Wolfe HA, Maltese MR, Niles DE, Fischman E, Legkobitova V, Leffelman J, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Sutton RM: "Blood pressure directed booster training improve intensive care unit provider retention of excellent CPR skills." Pediatric Emergency Care Publication Ahead of Print, 2015.

Maltese MR, Parent D, Mathews E, Smith C, Arbogast K, Margulies S: "Pre-adolescent animal model for real-world traumatic brain injury." J Neurotrauma In Review 2015.

Robert M Sutton, Stuart H Friess, Matthew R Maltese, Maryam Y Naim, George Bratinov, Theodore R Weiland, Mia Garuccio, Utpal Bhalala, Vinay M Nadkarni, Lance B Becker, Robert A Berg: "Hemodynamic-Directed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest." Resuscitation April 2014.

Rodriguez SA, Sutton RM, Berg MD, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Meaney PA, Niles DE, Maltese MR, Berg RA, Nadkarni V: "Simplified dispatcher instructions improve bystander chest compression quality during simulated pediatric resuscitation." Resuscitation 85(1): 119-123, Jan 2014.

Maltese MR, Tylko S, Belwadi A, Locey C, Arbogast, K : "Comparative performance of forward facing child restraint systems on the C/FMVSS 213 bench and vehicle seats." Traffic Injury Prevention 15(Supplement 1): S103-10, 2014.

Jones DL, Seacrist T, Locey CM, Mathews EA, Balasubramanian S, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB: "Evaluation of pediatric ATD biofidelity as compared to child volunteers in low-speed far-side oblique and lateral impacts." Ohio State University Injury Biomechanics Symposium 2014.

Pagdon K, Levy RJ, Onaral B, Tashayyod D, Balasubramanian S, Maltese MR: "Philadelphia pediatric medical device consortium - fostering new medical technologies for pediatric patients." American Academy of Pediatrics - Advances in Therapeutics and Technology 4(1): 17 - 22, 2014.

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