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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio


The Dayton VA Welcomes the New Chief of Radiology

March 12, 2014

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What: Dayton, OH - The Dayton VA is excited to welcome Dr. John M. Mathis, M.D., M.Sc. (Radiologic Physics) as the new Chief of Radiology for the Dayton VA Medical Center. Dr. Mathis was appointed to his Chief of Radiology position on February 3, 2014. Dr. Mathis is fellowship trained in interventional body and Neuroradiology, medical imaging and nuclear medicine. He is a well-known pioneer in the field of image guided bone augmentation. Dr. Mathis was in the group that started Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in the United States, which became his primary research focus. He was Director of Neuroradiology at The University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and introduced Percutaneous Vertebroplasty to both institutions. While at Johns Hopkins he helped develop the Kyphon balloon. He patented injection devices for bone augmentation and cannulated pedicle screws for use in percutaneous bone augmentation. He co-authored the first textbook on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty in 2001. After three printings and a Chinese translation, the second edition was published in 2006. Dr. Mathis has given over 200 invited lectures on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty worldwide. He has authored more than 60 peer reviewed scientific papers and chapters specifically concerning minimally invasive, image-guided bone augmentation. In addition to books on Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty, he has authored three additional textbooks on Image-Guided Spine Intervention techniques. Dr. Mathis was president of the American Society of Spine Radiology in 2001-2002 and served on the executive committees of the ASSR, ASNR and ASITN. Dr. Mathis was Chairman of Radiology at Lewis-Gale Medical Center. He also served as Professor and Chairman of the Radiology Dept. of the Via College Osteopathic Medicine during its startup phase. He served four years on the advisory board of the graduate school of biomechanical engineering at both Virginia Tech and Wake Forest Universities. He is a consultant to the FDA in the division of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation for injectable biomaterials. The Dayton VAMC welcomes Dr. John M. Mathis!

Contact: Ted Froats, Public Affairs Officer, Dayton VAMC, (937) 268-6511, Ext. 3919.