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DAVID CARY MATTHEWS, M.D.

General Information
Education & Postgraduate Training
Licensing & Certification
Faculty Appointments
Positions & Committees
Societies & Honors
Overseas Medical Sabbatical
Course Participation & Presentations
Publications

OFFICE ADDRESS:

1719 South Boulevard, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28203-2747

MILITARY SERVICE:

United States Marine Corps
1965 - 1968

EDUCATION:

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
1963-1965, 1968-1970

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio
1970 to 6-9-1974

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

General Surgery Internship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6-17-74 to 6-21-75

 

General Surgery Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1975 to 1979
 
Chief Resident in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979 to 1980
 
Plastic Surgery Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 1980 to June 1982

PRECEPTORSHIP:

Ian T. Jackson, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
(Two-month Fellowship - 1982)

FELLOWSHIP:

Ian Taylor, M.D.
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
(Three-month Fellowship - 1982)
 
Paul Tessier, M.D.
26, Avenue Kleber
Paris, France (1989)

LICENSURE:

North Carolina, #26565
Issued October 16, 1982

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Plastic Surgery, #2829
Issued December 2, 1983

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:

Clinical Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1986 - Present
 
Instructor
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1981 - 1982
 
Instructor
Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979 - 1980
 
Assistant Instructor
Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1975 - 1979

POSITIONS HELD:

David C. Matthews, M.D., PA
1719 South Boulevard, Suite B
Charlotte, North Carolina
1-1-05 to Present
 
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
Charlotte, North Carolina
1-1-04 to 12-31-04
 
Chief and Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
1991 - 2003
 
Medical Director
- Craniofacial Deformity Clinic
- Oral Facial Clinic
- Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
 
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Craniofacial Consultant
- Crippled Children's Foundation
- Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic
Spartanburg, South Carolina
 
Medical Director
Cranial Banding Clinic
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Medical Director
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Charlotte, North Carolina
1989 - 1993
 
Past Regional Director
Operation Smile

COMMITTEES:

Executive Committee
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
 
Chairman, Operating Room Committee
Carolinas Medical Center
 
Quality Assurance Committee
Carolinas Medical Center
 
Executive Committee of Visiting Medical and
Dental Staff, Carolinas Medical Center
 
Graduate Medical Education Committee
Carolinas Medical Center
 
Trauma Team
Carolinas Medical Center 1993 to present
 
Trauma Outcomes Committee
Carolinas Medical Center 1996
 
Nominating Committee
Carolinas Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
North Carolina Medical Society
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mecklenburg County Medical Society
American Cleft Palate Association
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeons, since 1984
American Society of Craniofacial Surgery

HONORS:

Best Doctors in America, since 1990

OVERSEAS MEDICAL SABBATICAL:

Tehran, Iran; January 6-31, 1993
Tehran, Iran, June 27 - July 10, 1993
Guatemala City, Guatemala; (Centro Infantil De Estomatologia) June 25 - July 4, 1994
Guatemala City, Guatemala; (Medical Mission in association with Physicians for Peace) February 18-27, 1995
Amman, Jordan (Medical Missions / Dr. Mazen Bdour)

  • June 6 - June 17, 2002
  • September 4 - September 14, 2003
  • April 15 - April 25, 2004
  • October 1 - October 10, 2004
  • June 23 - July 2, 2005
  • February 9 - February 18, 2006

DR. PAUL TESSIER - STUDIES
(Operations during Charlotte studies performed at Carolinas Medical Center)

  • October 28, 1990 - Charlotte, NC
  • September 29, 1991 - Charlotte, NC
  • October 4, 1992 - October 12, 1992 - Charlotte, NC
  • March 21 - April 3, 1993 - Charlotte, NC
  • October 17, 1993 - Charlotte, NC
  • April 1-2, 1995 - Charlotte, NC
  • March 17, 1996 - Charlotte, NC

COURSE PARTICIPATION AND PRESENTATIONS - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

Optimal TPN Calorie Substrate for Correction of Protein Malnutrition. Abstract and Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, October 1979.

Reduction of Operative Morbidity and Mortality by Combined Preoperative and Postoperative Nutritional Support. Abstract and Presentation, Tripartite Meeting, Oxford, England, 1979.

Prognostic Nutritional Index in Gastrointestinal Surgery. Abstract and Presentation, Society for Surgery Alimentary Tract, New Orleans, May 1979.

Free Fibular Grafts. University of Texas, Department of Plastic Surgery, March 18, 1980.

Breast Reconstruction, Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flaps. Surgical Grand Rounds. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 1981.

Free Tissue Transfers in Children and Adolescents. Senior Plastic Surgery Resident's Conference. Norfolk, Virginia, May 1982.

Craniofacial Surgery. University of Iowa, September 1985.

Long-Term Follow-Up Berkeley Cleft Lip and Nose Repair. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, May 1986.

Correction of Soft Tissue Facial Deformity. North Carolina Medical Society. Pinehurst, North Carolina, May 1987.

Problem Wounds and Flaps. Operation Smile Overview. St. Martin dePorres Charity Hospital. San Juan, Metro Manila. February 1988.

Laceration Repair Workshop. Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, July 26, 1988.

Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. Cleft Palate Symposium. University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, April 22, 1988.

Craniofacial Abnormalities. Outpatient Surgical Professionals, February 9, 1989.

Surgical Management of Craniofacial Repair. Anesthesiologists and CRNAs, March 9, 1989.

Skin Graft, Flaps, Split Thickness Skin Grafts, Including Burn Treatment. North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Insurance Professionals, May 25, 1989.

3-D Reconstructive Scanning Technique in Craniofacial Trauma. 2nd International Congress of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, June 15, 1989.

Craniofacial Anomalies. A.S.T., October 28, 1989.

Plastic Repairs of the Face. Charlotte Area Health Education Center, Charlotte Memorial Hospital and North Carolina Medical Records Association Regional VII, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 18, 1990.

Principles of Soft Tissue Management in the Open Fracture. Orthopedic Trauma Grand Rounds, Charlotte Area Health Education Center. Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 20, 1990.

Craniofacial Surgery. Staff of Spartanburg Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic. Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 4, 1991.

Orbital Reconstruction. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. Charlotte Area Health Education Center. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 10, 1991.

Iran and Iraq War Injuries. Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants in association with American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon's Meeting, Washington, DC, September 24, 1992.

Reconstructive Surgery in Iran. General Surgery Attendings Conference. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 8, 1993.

Reconstructive Surgery in Iran. Grand Rounds Surgical Topics Conference. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 12, 1993.

Treatment of War Wounds in Iran. Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, April 20, 1993.

Outpatient Treatment of Burns. Spring Symposium Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 14, 1993.

Delayed Reconstruction of Orbital Trauma. Grand Rounds. Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 18, 1993.

Reconstruction of Traumatic Facial Injuries. Charlotte Chapter of Insurance Rehabilitation Professionals. Marriott Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, August 26, 1993.

Pediatric Craniofacial Trauma. Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation - Transitions and Teamwork Pediatric Rehabilitation Seminar. Hyatt Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 23, 1993.

Velopharyngeal Incompetence. Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation Meeting of Rehabilitation Pathologists / Speech-Audio Department, April 7, 1994.

Cranial Synostosis. Neuro-Science Conference, Carolinas Medical Center, April 14, 1994.

Bone Grafts / Bone Substitutes. Craniofacial Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, May 7-9, 1994.

Surgical Approach to C.F.S. Craniofacial Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, May 7-9, 1994.

Use of Temporalis Muscle and Platysma in C.F.S. Craniofacial Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, May 7-9, 1994.

Orbital Fractures - Acute and Late. Craniofacial Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, May 7-9, 1994.

Palate Lengthening to Correct Velopharyngeal Incompetence. Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boca Raton, Florida, June 7, 1994.

Flaps and Bone Graft Reconstructive Principles. 17th Annual Flap Dissection Workshop. Sponsored by Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Plastic Surgery. Norfolk, Virginia, July 12-16, 1994.

Craniofacial Abnormalities. Spring Symposium Carolinas Medical Center. Charlotte, North Carolina, May 17, 1995.

The Technique and Principles of the Functional Reconstruction of Large Maxillary Defects. Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, June 4, 1995.

Update of Imaging and Planning in Craniofacial Surgery. Pre-Congress Meeting, International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Marrakech, Morocco, October 18, 1995.

Reconstruction of the Trauma Patient. In-service for E.R. Trauma Team. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 26, 1995.

Cranial Banding. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 22, 1995.

Frontal Sinus Osteoma Presenting with Pneumocephalus Following Spinal Anesthesia. Abstract presented to: Craniofacial Surgery: State of the Art Symposium to honor Fernando Oritz-Monasterio, M.D., Co-sponsored by PSEF and ASMS, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, New York, March 20-23, 1996.

Bone Graft Invasion by Fibrous Dysplasia. Abstract presented to: Craniofacial Surgery: State of the Art Symposium to honor Fernando Oritz-Monasterio, M.D., Co-sponsored by PSEF and ASMS, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, New York, March 20-23, 1996.

International Symposium on Surgical Techniques in Cleft Lip and Palate: Long-term Results. San Francisco, California, September 19, 1997.

Traumatic Facial Reconstruction. Presentation, Metrolina Imagers. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 4, 1997.

Ear Reconstruction '98. Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, March 4-6, 1998.

Perspective and Advances in Plastic Surgery. Presenter, Marriott's Mountain Resort at Vail, CO., March 14-18, 1998.

Bilateral Cleft Lip Repair Symposium. Scottish Rite Hospital, Georgia, October, 1998.

Surgical Treatment of Non Syndromic Craniostenosis. Invited Speaker. International Symposium on Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery. Bergamo, Italy, November 21-23, 2002.

Distraction of the Facial Skeleton. Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery. Bergamo, Italy, November 21-23, 2002.

Skull Base Tumors: Resection and Reconstruction. Panelist. Course Co-Chairperson. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Charlotte, North Carolina, June 29-30, 2002.

Craniosynostosis and Positional Skull Molding: Evaluation and Treatment. Panelist. Course Co-Chairperson. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Charlotte, North Carolina, June 29-30, 2002.

Mandibular Fracture Management. Panelist. Course Co-Chairperson. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Charlotte, North Carolina, June 29-30, 2002.

Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 21-24, 2002.

Cranial Tumors and Special Approaches. Aesthetic and Reconstructive Advances in Craniofacial Surgery: Principles that Result in Excellence in Form and Function. Lansdowne, Virginia, April 4-5, 2003.

Craniosynostosis and Skull Molding: Evaluation and Treatment. Symposium Co-Chairperson. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 3, 2003.

Temporomandibular Joint Distraction. Abstract presented at the 4th International Congress of Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Distraction. Paris, France, July 2-5, 2003.

TMJ Distractor. Presenter. International Society for Craniofacial Surgery, 10th International Congress. Monterey, CA, September 21-24, 2003.

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, October 2-5, 2003.

17th Annual Perspectives & Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium, Vail, CO, March 21-24, 2004.

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 83rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Session Co-Moderator, “Quantitative Comparison of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation versus the Gillies Method in the Treatment of Orbitozygomatic Complex Fractures.” May 9-12, 2004.

11th International Symposium on Functional Medicine, Vancouver, BC, May 13-16, 2004.

Rejuvenation Medicine: Take Charge of Aging, “Age Management Patient Assessment”, New York, New York, May 21-23, 2004.

“Treacher Collins Syndrome”, Treacher Collins Retreat, Columbia, Maryland, June 26, 2004.

84TH Annual Meeting American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 8-11, 2005.

“Cranial Deformities National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.” Dakota's, Charlotte, NC, November 15, 2005.

“Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.” The Institute for Functional Medicine, San Diego, CA, November 28 to December 3, 2005.

“Post-op Care of The Child with Cleft Lip and Palate.” Hemby Children's Hospital, Charlotte, NC, January 10, 2006.

“Practice Management and Marketing”ASPS/PSEF Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery, New Ideas and Innovations Symposium. Vail, Colorado, March 14, 2006.

The Institute for Functional Medicine. Managing Biotransformation: The Metabolic, Genomic, and Detoxification Balance Points. Tampa, Florida, April 19-22, 2006.

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 85th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. May 6-9, 2006.

Faculty Presentation for Honoris Causi: A Tribute to Paul Tessier, MD. “Tessier's Craniofacial Principles, A Brief Course in Craniofacial Biology.” London, England, UK, May 20, 2006.

Faculty Presentation for Honoris Causi: A Tribute to Paul Tessier, MD. “Temporal Mandibular Joint Ankylosis.” London, England, UK, May 21, 2006.

Advanced Cranio-Maxillofacial Forum (ACMF), sponsored by Stryker. CMF Presentation by D. A. Matthews, MD, Frieburg, Germany May 23, 2006.

PUBLICATIONS:

1. Buzby GP, Mullen JC, Matthews DC, Hobbs CL, and Rosato EF. Prognostic Nutritional Index in Gastrointestinal Surgery. Abstract and Presentation, Society for Surgery Alimentary Tract, New Orleans, LA, May 1979. Amer. J. Surg. 139:160-167, 1980.

2. Buzby GP, Mullen JL, Stein TP, Matthews DC, Giandomenico AR, and Rosato EF. Optimal TPN Calorie Substrate for Correction of Protein Malnutrition. Abstract and Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 1979. Surgical Forum XXX:64-67, 1979.

3. Mullen JL, Buzby GP, Matthews DC, Smale GF, and Rosato EF. Reduction of Operative Morbidity and Mortality by Combined Preoperative and Post Operative Nutritional Support. Abstract and Presentation, Tripartite Meeting, Oxford, England, 1979.

4. LaRossa D, Melissinos E, Matthews DC, and Hamilton R. The Use of the Microvascular Free Skin Muscle Flap in the Management of Avulsion Injuries of the Lower Leg. J:Trauma 20:7, 1980.

5. Mullen JL, Buzby GP, Matthews DC, Smale BF, and Rosato EF. Reduction of Operative Morbidity and Mortality by Combined Preoperative and Postoperative Nutritional Support. Annals of Surg. 192:604-613, 1980.

6. Matthews DC, Berkeley WT, Mullis WF, Jacobs WE. Long-term Follow-up of Berkeley Cleft Lip Nasal Repair. Abstract and Presentation. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Washington, DC., May, 1986.

7. Lefaivre J-F, Matthews DC, UllRich CG, Dyer EH. Frontal Sinus Osteoma Presenting with Pneumocephalus Following Spinal Anesthesia. Craniofacial Surgery: State of the Art Symposium, Co-Sponsored by Plastic Surgery Education Foundation and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York, March 1996.

8. Lefaivre J-F, Matthews DC, UllRich CG, Marroum-Kardous M-C, Howard BA. Bone Graft Invasion by Fibrous Dysplasia. Craniofacial Surgery: State of the Art Symposium, Co-Sponsored by Plastic Surgery Education Foundation and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York, March 1996.

9. Lefaivre J-F, Matthews DC, UllRich CG, McLanahan CS, Heafner MD, Boyle MJ. CT Scan Measurements of Cranial Base in Deformational Plagiocephaly. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, New Orleans, April 1997.

10. Lefaivre J-F, Matthews DC. Subperiosteal Release of the Floor of the Mouth for Airway Obstruction in Pierre-Robin Sequence - Preliminary Experience. 40th Annual Meeting of The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Williamsburg, VA, June 1997.

11. Lefaivre J-F, Matthews DC, UllRich CG, McLanahan CS, Heafner MD, Boyle MJ. CT Scan Measurements of Cranial Base and Mandibular Asymmetry in Deformational Plagiocephaly. 7th International Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Santa Fe, NM, September 1997.

12. Matthews DC. Temporomandibular Joint Distraction. International Proceedings Division: Monduzzi Editore, E. Arnaud, P.A. Diner, Eds. D702C0125 pp. 175-177, 2003.

13. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Autogenous Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes - Tools and Techniques: I.A 20,000-Case Experience in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol.116:5 pp. 6S-24S, October 2005.

14. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Taking Bone Grafts from the Anterior and Posterior Ilium-Tools and Techniques: II. A 6800-Case Experience in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 116:5 pp. 25S-37S, October 2005.

15. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Taking Long Rib Grafts for Facial Reconstruction-Tools and Techniques: III. A 2900-Case Experience in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 116:5 pp. 38S-46S, October 2005.

16. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Taking Tibial Grafts in the Diaphysis and Upper Epiphysis-Tools and Techniques: IV. A 650-Case Experience in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 116-5 pp. 47S-53S, October 2005.

17. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Taking Calvarial Grafts, Either Split In Situ or Splitting of the Parietal Bone Flap Ex Vivo-Tools and Techniques: V. A 9650-Case Experience in Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 116-5 pp. 54S, October 2005.

18. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Complications of Harvesting Autogenous Bone Grafts: A Group Experience of 20,000 Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 116-5 pp. 72S, October 2005.

19. Tessier P, Kawamoto H, Matthews D, Posnick J, Raulo Y, Tulasne JF, Wolfe SA. Taking Calvarial Grafts-Tools and Techniques: VI. The Splitting of a Parietal Bone “Flap”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 116-5 pp. 74S, October 2005.

20. Matthews D, Wolfe SA. On the Maintenance and Sharpening of Instruments. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 116-5 pp. 89S, October 2005.

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