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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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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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

Wolfe HA, Maltese MR, Niles DE, Fischman E, Legkobitova V, Leffelman J, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Sutton RM: "Blood pressure directed booster trainings improve intensive care unit provider retention of excellent CPR skills." Pediatric Emergency Care Publication Ahead of Print, 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 2014.

Belwadi A, Locey C, Hullfish T, Maltese MR, Arbogast K: Pediatric injury causation scenarios and occupant-vehicle contact maps in rollover motor vehicle crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention 15(Supplement 1): S35-41, 2014.

Arbogast KB Maltese MR: "Pediatric Biomechanics" Accidental Injury - Biomechanics and Prevention, 3rd Edition. Narayan Yoganandan John Melvin (eds.). Springer, 2014.

Maltese MR: “Car seats to face crash-test standards”. Bill Vlasic & Cheryl Jensen / The New York Times 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.

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 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print], 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.

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