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Amal  Mattu

Amal Mattu M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Emergency Medicine
Administrative Title: Vice Chair
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 6th floor, Suite 200
Phone: (410) 328-8025
Fax: (410) 328-8028

Personal History:

Dr. Amal Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. He joined the faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland in 1996. He has received more than twenty teaching commendations including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA); and in 2000 he was selected as Founder's Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. He received the 2005-2006 Rookie Faculty of the Year Award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award from ACEP, Program Director of the Year Awards from the AAEM Resident and Student Association in 2006 and from EMRA in 2011, the 2007 Maryland Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Maryland Chapter-ACEP, the 2008 "Joe Lex" National Educator of the Year Award from AAEM, and the 2013 "Peter Rosen Award" for outstanding leadership in academic emergency medicine. In 2013 he was awarded ACEP's highest honor for teaching"'he Outstanding Contributions to Education Award.

Dr. Mattu's areas of academic focus are emergency cardiology, geriatric emergency medicine, faculty development, and risk management. He has authored the bestselling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2, and he has served as an editor for 14 other texts in emergency medicine. Dr. Mattu is the first emergency physician to serve as primary Guest Editor on issues of Cardiology Clinics (twice) and Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, and he serves as the consulting editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is a frequent speaker at national and international CME conferences in emergency medicine.

Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland.

Research Interests:

emergency cardiology and electrocardiography, emergency geriatrics, faculty development, risk management

Clinical Speciality:

Emergency Medicine



  1. Mattu A, Brady WJ. ECGs for the Emergency Physician, Volume 1. West Sussex (UK), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2003.
  2. Mattu A, Goyal DG (eds). Emergency Medicine: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes. West Sussex (UK), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
  3. Mattu A, Tabas JA, Barish RA (eds). Electrocardiography in Emergency Medicine. Dallas, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2007.
  4. Mattu A, Brady WJ. ECGs for the Emergency Physician, Volume 2. West Sussex (UK), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
  5. Schofer JM, Mattu A, Colletti JE, Gray EA, Rogers RL, Shih RD (eds). Emergency Medicine: A Focused Review of the Core Curriculum. Milwaukee, The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association, 2008.
  6. Field JM, Bresler MJ, Kudenchuck PJ, Mattu A, O'Connor RE, Silvers SM, VandenHoek T (eds). The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  7. Mattu A, Chanmugam AS, Swadron SP, Tibbles CD, Woolridge DP (eds). Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.
  8. Rogers RL, Mattu A, Winters ME, Martinez JP, Mulligan TM (eds). Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, 2nd ed. West Sussex (UK), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013.
  9. Mattu A, Brady WJ, Bresler MJ, Silvers SM, Stahmer SA, Tabas JA (eds). Cardiovascular Emergencies. Dallas, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2015.