G. Paul Matherne

Dammann Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Virginia Children's Hospital

Education: M.D., Texas A&M University; MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Dr. Matherne received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in 1980 and his M.D. at Texas A&M University in 1982. He did his pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa. He joined the faculty in the School of Medicine at UVA in 1988, where he has served as a clinician, a basic science investigator funded by the National Institutes Health and American Heart Association and a clinical investigator funded by HRSA. At UVA, he has served the Department of Pediatrics as associate chair for research, vice chair for clinical affairs and now he is the service line lead for the Children’s Hospital. Matherne has published 90 peer-reviewed and invited articles and book chapters.  

He has served as the chair of the Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Council of the American Heart Association, a member of National AHA Budget review sub-committee, a member of the AHA Scientific Councils Oversight Committee, and as a director on the AHA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board. He is a past president of the board for the AHA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate.

Matherne has been on the board of Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with complex medical needs, and is currently on the board of Special Hope Network, an NGO in Zambia developing programs for children with intellectual disabilities. He has also worked with Gift of Life International, developing sustainable cardiac surgery programs in developing countries and with the AHA-funded Savings Children's Lives program in Botswana.

Matherne obtained an MBA at Darden in 2010, and he has been teaching at Darden for the past eight years in health care management and nonprofit management.