Ryan W. Matika, MD

Vice Chair of Education, Anesthesiology
Program Director, Anesthesiology, Residency

Dr. Matika was raised in and around Chicago, Illinois. After serving in the US Army in Alaska, he attended Illinois State University receiving a BS in Biological Sciences. He went on to complete a Masters program at Northwestern University and Kellogg School of Management with an emphasis in Biotechnology. For the next few years he worked as a marketing and finance consultant in a consulting firm in Chicago. Changing directions, Dr. Matika entered medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After a transitional internship year at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, he completed the Anesthesiology residency program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Matika joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology in July 2010.

Research Interests: 

AnesthesiologyPresented at Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference 2008, 2009, and 2010Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting 2009 EndocrinologyPresented at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting 2004, award winning abstractPublished paper: J Biol Chem. Apr 14; 281 (15) MicrobiologyMS Thesis: “Blood Screening for Trypanosoma cruzi in the United States.”

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Matika was raised in and around Chicago, Illinois. After serving in the US Army in Alaska, he attended Illinois State University receiving a BS in Biological Sciences. He went on to complete a Masters program at Northwestern University and Kellogg School of Management with an emphasis in Biotechnology. For the next few years he worked as a marketing and finance consultant in a consulting firm in Chicago. Changing directions, Dr. Matika entered medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After a transitional internship year at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, he completed the Anesthesiology residency program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Matika joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology in July 2010.

Degrees
  • BS: Illinois State University, 1997
  • MS: Northwestern University, 1999
  • MD: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Teacher of the Year, 2012
Residency
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Anesthesiology, 2007-2010
Internship
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Transitional, 2006-2007
Fellowship
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, 2012-2013

Publications

2015

Nielsen, V. G., C. A. Galvani, P. K. Boyle, E. B. Steinbrenner, and R. W. Matika, "Bariatric patients have plasmatic hypercoagulability and systemic upregulation of heme oxygenase activity.", Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, vol. 26, issue 2, pp. 200-4, 2015 Mar. PMID: 25101516

2014

Matika, R. W., V. G. Nielsen, E. B. Steinbrenner, A. N. Sussman, and M. Madhrira, "Hemodialysis patients have plasmatic hypercoagulability and decreased fibrinolytic vulnerability: role of carbon monoxide.", ASAIO J, vol. 60, issue 6, pp. 716-21, 2014 Nov-Dec. PMID: 25232771
Nielsen, V. G., R. W. Matika, M. L. B. Ley, A. L. Waer, F. Gharagozloo, S. Kim, V. N. Nfonsam, E. S. Ong, T. Jie, J. A. Warneke, et al., "Tissue-type plasminogen activator-induced fibrinolysis is enhanced in patients with breast, lung, pancreas and colon cancer.", Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, vol. 25, issue 3, pp. 248-53, 2014 Apr. PMID: 24674880
Nielsen, V. G., V. N. Nfonsam, R. W. Matika, E. S. Ong, T. Jie, J. A. Warneke, and E. B. Steinbrenner, "Colon and pancreas tumors enhance coagulation: role of hemeoxygenase-1.", Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, vol. 25, issue 5, pp. 435-8, 2014 Jul. PMID: 24509340
Nielsen, V. G., M. G Lemole, R. W. Matika, M. E. Weinand, S. Hussaini, A. A. Baaj, and E. B. Steinbrenner, "Brain tumors enhance plasmatic coagulation: the role of hemeoxygenase-1.", Anesth Analg, vol. 118, issue 5, pp. 919-24, 2014 May. PMID: 24413553