Dr. Amal Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. He joined the faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland in 1996. He has received more than a dozen teaching awards including national teaching awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and in 2000 he was selected as Founder's Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. He received the 2005-2006 Rookie Faculty of the Year Award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award from ACEP, the 2006 Program Director of the Year Award from the AAEM Resident and Student Association, the 2007 Maryland Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Maryland Chapter-ACEP, and the 2008 Joe Lex National Educator of the Year Award from AAEM.
Dr. Mattu's main areas of academic focus are emergency cardiology, geriatric emergency medicine, and faculty development. He has authored the bestselling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2. He served as chief editor for three other popular textbooks, Electrocardiography in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes, and Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department; and he is co-editor for the AHA/ACEP Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR, for Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, and for three other books in emergency medicine. Dr. Mattu is the first emergency physician to serve as primary Guest Editor on issues of Cardiology Clinics and Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, and he serves as the consulting editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is a frequent speaker at national and international CME conferences on topics related to emergency cardiology, emergency geriatrics, and faculty development.