J. Matthias Walz was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1971. He was graduated from the University of Tuebingen Medical School in 1999, where he received his M.D. degree in 2000. After one year of residency training in Tuebingen, Dr. Walz continued his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2001 to 2004. He subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at UMass and has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of anesthesiology in 2005, followed by a dual appointment in the Department of Surgery in 2010. He currently serves as the Chief of vascular anesthesiology and is a Member of the Surgical ICU Staff as well as the UMass Telemedicine program. Additional clinical interests include transplant and thoracic anesthesiology. His research interests include the prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections as well as the measurement of microvascular blood flow in health and disease by means of near infrared spectroscopy. Dr. Walz is a Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011