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Matthew M. Townsley, MD

Matthew M. Townsley, MD

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology


Medical Office

619 South 19th Street
JT 845
Birmingham , AL 35249-6810

About Me



University of Alabama at Birmingham , Anesthesiology

Medical School:
University of South Florida College of Medicine

Emory University , Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center

Rollins College

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology (1970)

National Board of Echocardiography - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (1970)

Honors and Awards

Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), Robert Goodloe McGahey Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching (UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, 2015), Teacher of the Year (UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, 2011)


Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Echocardiography, Medical Education

Professional Organizations

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society


  1. Windsor J, Townsley MM, Briston D, Villablanca PA, Alegria JR, Ramakrishna H. Fontan Palliation for Single-Ventricle Physiology: Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery and Analysis of Outcomes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec;31(6):2296-2303.
  2. Townsley MM, Windsor J, Briston D, Alegria J, Ramakrishna H. Tetralogy of Fallot: Perioperative Management and Analysis of Outcomes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Feb;33(2):556-565.
  3. Crawford JH, Townsley MM. Steroids for Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical Update. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jul;33(7):2039-2045.
  4. Addis DR, Townsley MM. Implications of Congenital Coronary Anomalies for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist: An Overview of the 2020 American Society of Echocardiography Recommendations for Multimodality Assessment of Congenital Coronary Anomalies. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Sep;34(9):2291-2296.
  5. Kalagara H, Coker B, Gerstein NS, Kukreja P, Deriy L, Pierce A, Townsley MM. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jan 16. Online ahead of print.