• Dr. Townsley is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric cardiac anesthesia.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Tetralogy of Fallot: Perioperative Management and Analysis of Outcomes.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:556-565. 2019
    2019 Clinical Update in Pericardial Diseases.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:184-199. 2019
    2019 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2018.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:2-11. 2019
    2018 Steroids for Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical Update.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia2018
    2018 Decreasing Time to Place and Teach Double-Lumen Endotracheal Intubation: Engaging Anesthesia in Lean.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  106:1512-1518. 2018
    2018 Prophylactic Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation-Still Searching for Answers.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  32:2074-2076. 2018
    2017 Fontan Palliation for Single-Ventricle Physiology: Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery and Analysis of Outcomes.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  31:2296-2303. 2017
    2017 Do Institution-Level Blood Utilization and Blood Management Initiatives Meaningfully Impact Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery?Anesthesia and Analgesia.  125:731-733. 2017
    2016 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rotational Cannula Catastrophe: A Role of Echocardiography in Rescue.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  30:720-724. 2016
    2016 Decreasing the Preincision Time for Pulmonary Lobectomy: The Process of Lean and Value Stream Mapping.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:1110-1115. 2016
    2015 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.  32:848-854. 2015
    2015 Con: Prophylactic preoperative use of an intra-aortic balloon pump is not indicated in high-risk coronary patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  29:534-535. 2015
    2015 Anesthesia and Imaging for Advanced Circulatory SupportAdvances in Anesthesia.  33:17-37. 2015
    2014 Echocardiographic assessment of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve.Anesthesia and Analgesia.  118:1197-1201. 2014
    2010 Cleft posterior mitral valve leaflet: identification using three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.Anesthesia and Analgesia.  111:1366-1368. 2010


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    2019 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  575-591. 2019
    2019 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical and Interventional Treatment of Aortic Valvular Heart Disease.  312-344. 2019
    2018 Anesthesia for percutaneous mechanical assist devices.  135-150. 2018
    2013 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  571-586. 2013
    2013 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease.  319-358. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Analysis of perioperative outcomes in congenital heart surgery, development of educational programs for trainees in congenital cardiac anesthesia
  • Teaching Overview

  • Multiple division and departmental lectures and seminars given to anesthesiology residents and fellows - complete listing available upon request.

    Program Director - Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship (2018-Present, 2013-2016). Associate Program Director - Anesthesiology Residency (2015-2016). Co-Module Director - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Resident Rotation (2011-2016). Module Director - Echocardiography Resident Rotation (2011-2014). Associate Program Director - Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship (2011-2013)
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Townsley
  • Blazerid

  • mtowns