Matthew Santa Barbara, MD

Research Projects
Efficacy of a Multidisciplinary Clinic for Treatment of Low Back Pain. Mentor: Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

Interventional Ultrasound Book Chapter: Injection Techniques in the Upper Extremity.Mentor: Eric Helm, MD

Scholarly Activity
Publications: A Mind Blowing Sinusitis Complication. Santa Barbara, Matthew T., Anderson, Timothy., Hughes, Marion A., and Bump, Gregory M.Journal of General Internal Medicine: Online Clinical Images. Dec, 2015 (

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
I was impressed on my interview day by the camaraderie between the residents, attendings, therapists and nursing. The residency program also provides excellent opportunities for research.

Career Interests
Clinical: Sports medicine, TBI

Research: TBI in young athletes

Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, NY

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY

Personal Interests
Power lifting
Buffalo Bills Football, Pittsburgh Penguins
Cooking, trying new foods