SHM Converge

SHM 2021 Awards of Excellence and Junior Investigator Awards



Junior Investigator Award

Matthew Pappas, MD, MPH, FHM

Dr. Matthew Pappas is a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic, where he serves as assistant professor at the Lerner College of Medicine and Research Investigator at the Center for Value-Based Care Research.

Dr. Matthew Pappas, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Matthew Pappas

Dr. Pappas completed his residency at the University of Michigan Health System and a postdoctoral fellowship with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2016. Currently a hospitalist, he believes in addressing the tension between evidence-based and personal decisions, a fundamental hypothesis of his research career. As a Fellow, he created a model to predict the benefit of bridging anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation. He sees his research mission as addressing the importance of these balanced decisions.

In 2019, Dr. Pappas secured a K08 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and has turned his attention to preoperative cardiac testing and perioperative outcomes. He has published two manuscripts from this project, with a robust pipeline of others in progress.

He was recognized for his research by the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2018 with the Hamolsky Award for best abstract and had one of his research articles included in the Top 10 Articles of 2019 by the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pappas has ongoing research support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

He has been a member of SHM since 2015 and currently serves on the Perioperative Special Interest Group and Research Committee.


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