Education: M.D., Texas A&M University; MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
G. Paul Matherne, MD, MBA, holds the Dammann Professor of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology. He recently served as Interim Chief Medical Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the UVA Health System. During his 33 year at UVA, he has served Service Line Lead for Children's Services, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Chair for Research, Division Director of Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Director of the UVA Children's Hospital Heart Center. He treats both children and adults with congential heart disease and is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Matherne was born in Lafayette, LA, and grew up in Texas. He attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate and medical school, and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma and pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa.
He joined the UVA faculty in 1987, initially as a clinician scientist with basic science lab, working closely with colleagues in the Department of Physiology. After 20 years in the labs, he changed his focus to administrative duties after receiving a MBA degree from UVA's Darden School of Business where he has also been teaching Health Care management for the past 10 years. Dr. Matherne has published 90 peer-reviewed and invited articles and book chapters.
He has been very involved with the American Heart Association and has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association, chair of the CVDY Council of the AHA and is currently a member of the AHA Scientific Councils Oversight Committee and the AHA SFRN Children's Research Network Oversight advisory committee. He received the AHA council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) Distinguished Achievement Award in 2018.
Dr. Matherne and his wife of 41 years raised four children in Charlottesville and have four grandchildren. They have both been active in a variety of community activities at church, local schools and scouting. They also both enjoy cooking - especially gumbo.