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Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH

Personal Mission Statement:
“I am studying how older and chronically-ill people make decisions about invasive technological interventions. Specifically, I am studying the decision making around Implantable Defibrillators as a prototype. I am developing several decision aids for implantable defibrillators and I plan to evaluate them as part of my K23. I am also beginning to branch into other areas such as left ventricular devices and transcutaneous aortic valve replacements.”
Clinical Activities
Attending Physician
-      Internal Medicine, Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic (UCD AMC)
-      Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic (UMD Lowry)
Areas of Research
Most recent publications can be found here (link to Pub med list)
Current Research Interests
-      Shared Decision Making – specifically around aggressive or invasive interventions as well as decisions near the end of life.
-      Practice Variation
-      Doctor/Patient communication
Ongoing research projects
-      Development and evaluation of decision aids for patients considering implantable cardioverter-defibrillators including the development of a decision quality outcome measure.
-      Development and evaluation of a decision aid for patients and caregivers considering left ventricular assist devices
-      Development of a decision aid for colon cancer screening
-      Exploring the quality of patient and clinician communication
Patents & Technology Transfer
-      Creative Commons License - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention patient decision aids (
-      NIA - Implanted Defibrillators and Older Adults: A Model of Decisions and Technologies (2011)
-      NHLBI - An Intervention to Improve ICD Deactivation Conversations (2010)
-      NHLBI - Using Videos to Facilitate Advance Care Planning for Patients (2011)
-      DOM - Informed and Empowered: Improving the Quality of Patient Decision Making (2013)
Past research projects
-      Geographic Variation in Cardiovascular Procedure Rates, a Comparison Between Traditional Fee-For-Service Medicare and Managed Care Medicare delivered by Integrated Delivery Systems
-      Measuring the Quality of the Decision to Receive an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
-      Physician Attitudes Towards Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
Teaching Activities
Areas of Expertise (topics taught within the past 5 years):
-     Mentorship/Career Development
-     Palliative Care
-     History of Medicare
-     Hospital Policy
-     Hospital Reimbursement
-     ICD, TAVR, and dialysis Decision Making
-     Dementia
Audiences educated in the past 5 years:
-    Medical Students (pre-clinical and clinical)
-    PhD Candidate (area)
-    Housestaff (Internal Medicine and other)
-    Fellows
-    Faculty
Curriculum Development
-   Mentee of Jean Kutner
-   IM Career Advising
-   MSA Project Mentorship
o    Michael Chan
o    Laura Scrimgoer
o    Co-mentoring 2 MSA Mentees of Larry Allen
-   Resident Research Mentorship: Lindsay Hoffman
-   Doctoral Candidate Dissertation Committee: Chris Knoepke (Social Work)
-   Geriatric Fellow Mentorship: Ariel Green (Johns Hopkins)
-   Co-mentor Fellows
o    Sara Combs (Nephrology)
-   Mentor GIM Junior Faculty
o    Joseph Frank
o    Brandon Combs
Administrative Activities
Committee and Service Responsibilities:
-    Member, American College of Cardiology Shared Decision Making Task Force
-    Member, International Patient Decision Aid Standards Update Committee, Chapter on Effectiveness
-    Member, Division Budget Committee
-    Member, Division Incentive Committee
Institution (University or Hospital)
-   Member, UCH Heart failure task force
-   Member, Value Based Insurance Design Committee
Volunteer Activities and Community Service
 Member, Colorado Access Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee