Biography

Eduardo Matta MD, CMQ is originally from Puerto Rico. He has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and physics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Medical Degree from the Tulane’s School of Medicine. He completed his Radiology Residency at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, and his fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Matta is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology and Oncology with a passion for radiology education and quality improvement. He is also Director of the Abdominal Section and Vice Chair of Quality in Radiology. His expertise lies in cross-sectional diagnostic imaging of adult patients (ultrasound, CT, and MRI), but he is also active in radiography and fluoroscopy. Clinical interests include general, vascular and obstetric ultrasound, as well as development of clinical applications for 3D/4D ultrasound, cardiac imaging (including CT coronary angiography and cardiac MRI), dynamic and diffusion MRI for oncologic applications, and obstetric MRI for maternal and fetal indications. He has been recognized for his teaching with Teacher of the Year (2013, 2010) and Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards (2013, 2012, 2009), among others.

 

Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, June 2006
North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, Certified for Cardiac Computed Tomography, February 2007

Education

Medical Degree
Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
Residency
Radiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Jefferson, Louisiana, 2006
Fellowship
Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2007

Research Information

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Research Committees:

  • Research Infrastructure Initiative
    April 2019-present
  • Residency Research Committee
    October 2019-present

Publications

Publication Information

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PUBLICATiONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Refereed Articles in Journals:

1. Shah J, Matta EJ, Acosta F, Golardi N, Wallace-Huff C. Placenta Percreta in First Trimester after Multiple Rounds of Failed Medical Management for a Missed Abortion.Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2017;2017.
PMID: 29181211

2. Cherla D., Blair KJ, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG, Surabhi VR, Chua SS, Kao LS, Ko TC, Hasapes JP and Liang MK. How important is accurate physical exam data? A doubleblind randomized controlled trial of radiologic interpretation of ventral hernias. J Am Coll Surg., 2017;225(4):S84.

3. Matta EJ, Nunez-Atahualpa L, West OC. Use of a PACS-based Tool for Improving Communications with Referring Physicians. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov;14(11):1455-1458.
PMID: 28623047

4. Holihan JL, Cherla D, Blair KJ, Chua SS, Hasapes JP, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG, Surabhi VR, Tammisetti VS, Ko TC, Liang MK. Computed tomography in ventral hernia diagnosis:have we improved? A quality improvement initiative. J Surg Res. 2018 Apr;224:97-101.
PMID: 29506858

5. Cherla DV, Bernardi K, Blair KJ, Chua SS, Hasapes JP, Kao LS, Ko TC, Matta EJ, Moses ML, Shiralkar KG, Surabhi VR, Tammisetti VS, Viso CP, Liang MK. Importance of the physical exam: double-blind randomized controlled trial of radiologic interpretation of ventral hernias after selective clinical information. Hernia. 2018 November;1-8.
PMID: 30430273.

6. Chua SS, Matta EJ, Restrepo SC, Ocazionez D. A systematic approach to demystifying the unilateral hyperlucent lung. Contemp. Diag Radiol. (Accepted).

Book Chapters:

1. Chua SS, Thupili CR, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG: Renal Mass. In Westmark KW, ed:
Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

2. Chua SS, Thupili CR, Shiralkar KG, Matta EJ: Renal Cyst. In Westmark KW, ed:
Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

3. Chua SS, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG, Thupili CR: Thyroid Mass. In Westmark KW, ed:
Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

4. Thupili CR, Chua SS, Shiralkar KG, Matta EJ: Adrenal Mass. In Westmark KW, ed:
Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

5. Shiralkar KG, Matta EJ, Chua SS, Thupili CR: Lymph Node Enlargement. In Westmark KW, ed: Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

6. Shiralkar KG, Matta EJ, Chua SS, Thupili CR: Pelvic Mass. In Westmark KW, ed:
Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

7. Matta EJ, Chua SS, Shiralkar KG, Thupili CR: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. In Westmark KW, ed: Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management, Thieme, 2019

Scientific Exhibits:

1. West DL, Matta EJ, Surabhi VR, Zheng W, Talley J, Chen G., et al. Radiogenomic Correlation of key Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features with Key Genes and Pathways in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Cancer Imaging Atlas Dataset. 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, November 26 – December 1, 2017.

2. Bernardi K, Cherla DV, Blair KJ, Chua SS, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG, Surabhi VR,
Tammisetti VS, Moses M, Viso CP, Kao LS, Ko TC, Hasapes JH, Liang MK. Use of computed tomography in diagnosing inguinal hernias: A blinded, prospective,
multispecialty evaluation. Society of Asian Academic Surgeons 2nd Annual Meeting. Birmingham, Alabama, September 21-22, 2017.

3. Ucisik-Keser FE, McVay M, Chua SS, Shiralkar KG, Fishel-Bartal M, Surabhi VS, Matta EJ. Diagnostic Performance of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging in Predicting Surgical Findings of Morbidly Adherent Placenta (MAP). Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, Maui, Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020 (submitted).

4. Surabhi VS, Matta EJ, Thupili C, Chua S, Beeson JE. Assessing the usefulness of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) as a potential for screening tool to evaluate for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). 2020 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Conference, New York, New York, March 21-25, 2020. (Submitted).

Other Professional Communications:

Quality Storyboards:

1. Zheng S, Blair K, Spence SC, Matta EJ: A Survey of Attitudes of Academic Radiologists towards Structured Reporting. 2017 American College of Radiology Conference.Washington DC. May 21-25, 2017.

2. Gao, M.; Shiralkar K.; Matta EJ; Vaccaro, J.; Jarolimek, A.; Iyengar, D.; Ucisik F.; Stringam J.; Rubinstein, A.; Sanhaji L. Mobile Medical Missions: Rad-Aid UTHealth Experience in Rural Morocco. ASER, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 10-14, 2019.

3. Sanhaji, L.; Gao, M.; Shiralkar K.; Matta EJ; Vaccaro, J.; Jarolimek, A.; Stringam J.; Pillai A.; Soni J.; Ucisik F.; Rubinstein, A.; Balabhadra S.; Mathew M. Rad-Aid UTHealth Chapter Global Health Experience and Educatipnal Challenges Radiology Residents in Low-Middle Income Countries: How Can We Help? ASER, Scottsdale, Arizona,September 10-14, 2019.

4. Sanhaji, L.; Gao, M.; Shiralkar K.; Matta EJ; Vaccaro, J.; Jarolimek, A.; Stringam J.; Pillai A.; Soni J.; Ucisik F.; Rubinstein, A.; Balabhadra S.; Mathew M. Our Radiology Global Experience in Morocco: Highlights and Lessons Learned. ASER, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 10-14, 2019.

5. Sanhaji L.; Gao M.; Matta EJ; Shiralkar K.; Jarolimek A.; Vaccaro J.; Iyengar D.; Pillai, A.; Soni J.; Stringam J.; Ucisik F. Fighting Burnout With More Work: UTHealth Rad-Aid Chapter’s Volunteering Experience. CENTILE Conference, Washington DC, October 27- 30, 2019.

6. Beeson JE, Rasberry D, Matta EJ, Samuel S. Evaluating Use of Venous Doppler
Ultrasonography and Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism. 2020 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Conference, New York, New York, March 21-25, 2020. (Submitted)

Oral Presentations:

1. Matta EJ: Obstetric Ultrasound: Head-to-Toe. Cancer Imaging and Intervention
Conference: Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Houston, Texas, April 5-8, 2018. (CME Credit)

2. Matta EJ: Color Doppler Ultrasound: From Physics to Patient. Cancer Imaging and Intervention Conference: Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Houston, Texas, April 5-8, 2018. (CME Credit)

3. Matta EJ, Gao M. Moderators: Nassar I, Mahi M., Sanhaji L. Pelvic US Emergencies Lecture and Workshop: General Radiology Section, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco, April 16, 2019.

4. Matta EJ, Gao M. Moderators: Nassar I, Mahi M., Sanhaji L. Acute Oncologic
Emergencies Lecture and Workshop: General Radiology Section, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco, April 16, 2019.

5. Sanhaji L.; Rubinstein A.; Gao M; Matta EJ; Shiralkar K.; Jarolimek A.; Soni J.; Pillai A.; Vaccaro J.; Iyengar D.; Stringam J.; Ucisik F.; Balabhadra S.; Mathew M. Rad-Aid Morocco 2019. Rad-Aid Annual Conference, November 3, 2019, Washington DC.

6. Matta EJ, Mohammad S. Stomach – Benign and Malignant Workshop (160). Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, Maui, Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020. (Accepted)

Poster Presentations:

1. Birkenfeld EM, Matta EJ: Nontraumatic Causes of Hemoperitoneum. ARRS 117th Annual Meeting, New Orleans. April 30 – May 5, 2017.

2. Boyce WS, Matta EJ: Mimics of Acute Appendicitis-Emergent Imaging of Right Lower Quadrant Pain. ARRS 117th Annual Meeting, New Orleans. April 30 – May 5, 2017.

3. Birkenfeld EM, Tammisetti SV, Hasapes JA, Kramer LA, Matta EJ. Female
Pelvis/Endocrine Educational Exhibit Dynamic MRI of the Pelvic Floor. ARRS 118th
Annual Meeting, Washington DC. April 22 – 27, 2018.

4. Chua SS, Xu K, Matta EJ, Chandrasekhar C. Innovating TIRADS v2017: A Practical and Novel Guide for Structural Template Reporting. ARRS 118th Annual Meeting,
Washington DC. April 22 – 27, 2018.

5. Chua SS, Strange C, Matta EJ, Restrepo CS, Cherian S, Estrada-y-Martin R, Ocazionez D. Demystifying the Unilateral Hyperlucent Lung. ARRS 119th Annual Meeting, Hawaii. May 5-10, 2019.

6. Chua SS, Katz N, Ucisik-Keser FE, Ocazionez D, Matta EJ. Gallbladder Pathologies: Separating the Emergent, Chronic, Neoplastic and Benign Conditions. ARRS 119th Annual Meeting, Hawaii. May 5-10, 2019.

7. Dávila A, Chua SS, Thupili C, Matta EJ, Sanhaji L. This is No Laughing Bladder!
Revisiting Urachal Remnant Embryology, Complications and Mimics. ARRS 119th
Annual Meeting, Hawaii. May 5-10, 2019.

8. Ucisik-Keser FE, Chua SS, Matta EJ, Chandrasekhar C. The Many Faces of Ectopic
Pregnancies: Demystifying the Common and Less Common Entities. ARRS 119th Annual Meeting, Hawaii. May 5-10, 2019.
9. Tripathee NR, Matta EJ, Chua SS, Aisenberg G, Ocazionez D. Imaging of AIDS Defining Conditions in the Chest and Abdomen. ARRS 119th Annual Meeting, Hawaii. May 5-10, 2019.

10. Shiralkar K, Thupili CR, Matta EJ, Ocazionez D, Chua SS. Multimodality appearances, significance and complications of mullerian duct anomalies. 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, December 1-6, 2019 (Accepted).

11. Wang MX, Shiralkar KG, Matta EJ, Chua SS. Emphysematous infections in the abdomen and pelvis. Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, Maui, Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020. (Submitted)

12. Wang MX, Matta EJ, Shiralkar KG, Chua SS. Demystifying medical devices in the abdomen. Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and
Educational Course, Maui, Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020. (Submitted)

13. Xu K, Matta EJ, Frigini LA, Shiralkar K, Chua SS. Demystifying abdominal pain in
pregnancy. Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and
Educational Course, Maui, Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020. (Submitted)

14. Khetan R, Matta EJ, Shiralkar K, Chua S. MR imaging of biliary anomalies. Society of Abdominal Radiology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, Maui,Hawaii, March 1-6, 2020. (Submitted)

 

Honors and Awards

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  • Neuroradiology Chair’s Pick Award – Innovating TIRADS v2017 – An innovative and novel guide for structural template reporting. ARRS Washington, D.C., 2018
  • Certificate of Merit The Many Faces of Ectopic Pregnancies: Demystifying the Common and Less Common Entities American Roentgen Ray Society May 2019
  • Certificate of Merit This is No Laughing Bladder! Revisiting Urachal Remnant Embryology, Complications and Mimics American Roentgen Ray Society May 2019

 

 

Certificate of Merit The Many Faces of Ectopic Pregnancies: Demystifying the Common and Less Common Entities American Roentgen Ray Society May 2019

 

Certificate of Merit This is No Laughing Bladder! Revisiting Urachal Remnant Embryology, Complications and Mimics American Roentgen Ray Society May 2019