Richard Alexander Matthay MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Pulmonary)

Biographical Info

Dr. Matthay graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1970 and trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver from 1970 – 1975. In 1975, he joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care section at Yale as an Assistant Professor. In 1979, he was appointed Associate Professor and in 1984, Professor of Medicine. In 1993, he was appointed the Boehringer Ingelheim Professor of Medicine. Dr Matthay was Associate Director of the Yale PCCM section from 1975 – 1988 and 1990 – 2010. From 1988-1990, he was Acting Chief of the PCCM Section and from 1990-1994, he was Associate Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine.

From 1975-2002, Dr. Matthay was Director of the training program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale and he is currently Ex-officio Director of this training program. He serves as an attending in the PCCM Fellows Winchester Chest Clinic and he also serves as a Yale New Haven Hospital inpatient attending.

Dr. Matthay is a senior member of the Yale Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP). Recently, he edited a book on lung cancer with a TOP program colleague, Dr. Lynn Tanoue (Clinics in Chest Medicine: Lung Cancer, 12/2011).

Education & Training

Tufts University (1970)
University of Colorado Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1970 - 1973)
University of Colorado, Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine (1973 - 1975)
Board Certification
Pulmonary Disease, Board Certified  (1976)
Board Certification
Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine), Board Certified  (1987)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1973)

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