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

    Academic Article

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    2019 Steroids for Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical Update 2019
    2019 Tetralogy of Fallot: Perioperative Management and Analysis of Outcomes 2019
    2019 Analyzing the Data for Steroids in Cardiac Surgery 2019
    2019 Clinical Update in Pericardial Diseases 2019
    2019 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2018 2019
    2018 Decreasing Time to Place and Teach Double-Lumen Endotracheal Intubation: Engaging Anesthesia in Lean 2018
    2018 Prophylactic Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation—Still Searching for Answers 2018
    2017 Fontan Palliation for Single-Ventricle Physiology: Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery and Analysis of Outcomes 2017
    2017 Do Institution-Level Blood Utilization and Blood Management Initiatives Meaningfully Impact Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery? 2017
    2016 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rotational Cannula Catastrophe: A Role of Echocardiography in Rescue 2016
    2016 Decreasing the preincision time for pulmonary lobectomy: The process of lean and value stream mapping 2016
    2015 Con: Prophylactic Preoperative Use of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Is Not Indicated in High-Risk Coronary Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 2015
    2015 Anesthesia and Imaging for Advanced Circulatory Support 2015
    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 2015
    2014 Echocardiographic assessment of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve 2014
    2010 Cleft posterior mitral valve leaflet: Identification using three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography 2010


    Year Title Altmetric
    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)
  • Education And Training

  • Orlando Health, Internship 2006
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2009
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Townsley