Matthew J. Callaghan , MD
Stanford Biodesign Program
Stanford , CA
Originally from New York, NY, Matthew attended high school in Scarsdale and college at Carnegie-Mellon University. He graduated with degrees in product design and biology, and interned in the medical robotics laboratory of the Robotics Institute. Notable student work included labware for Corning, an ATM for Diebold and an ambulance interior.
After college, Matthew joined Bridge Product Design in San Francisco as a designer, working primarily on medical and consumer products. He left Bridge to be an interaction and web designer at Genentech prior to returning east for medical school.
He attended SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. As a student, he received awards for scholarship and research from the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and Alpha Omega Alpha. He was a research fellow at NYU between the third and fourth years of medical school. His basic science interests are wound healing, diabetes and vascular biology.
After medical school, Matthew returned to California to work with his mentor from NYU, Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner. Here he was able to return to his roots as a designer through collaborations with the departments of Engineering and Biodesign. He started a surgical residency at UCSF in 2005, in part to remain close to colleagues in Palo Alto and stay involved in their research and medical device projects. His plan is to focus clinically on trauma, burns and critical care.
Growing up, Matthew was an avid artist and tinkerer. And he still draws and sketches in his spare time, plays the saxophone, and nurses old sportscars and motorcycles back to health (current patient: a 1969 Triumph Daytona).
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