Hi, I’m Matt. I’m Katie’s husband and Abigail and Noah’s dad. I’m also an internal medicine physician, an aspiring data scientist, and an enthusiast of all things related to health systems innovation and improvement.
I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009 with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Next was medical school at the University of Oklahoma followed by internal medicine residency at Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. I was fortunate to spend an extra year in Durham as the Chief Resident for Quality and Safety for Duke and the Durham VA Medical Center where I was able to develop a skillset in healthcare quality improvement and data analysis.
In 2017, Katie, Abigail, Oliver (our chihuahua-dachshund-mut dog), and I moved back home to the Oklahoma City area after I was hired to the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. I practice primary care and internal medicine at OU Physicians, supervise and teach resident physicians and medical students in the hospital and the clinic, and spend a few half days each week working on quality improvement projects throughout OU Physicians. I also carry the title of Medical Director for Informatics and Quality Improvement within the Section of General Internal Medicine.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, woodworking, golfing, taking classes through free online MOOCs, and watching television (some favorites include West Wing reruns, Friends reruns, and the whole Bachelor enterprise). I am also an avid Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma City Thunder fan.
Other online presences:
Twitter – @rmatkinsmd
Github – https://github.com/rmatkins