Dr Joseph Mathew
MBBS MS FACEM
Head, International Programs (South Asia), National Trauma Research Institute;
Consultant, Trauma Service/Emergency, The Alfred
Dr Joseph Mathew is the Head of International Programs (South Asia) at The National Trauma Research Institute and works as a Consultant for the Trauma Services & Emergency departments at The Alfred. Dr Mathew obtained his MBBS and Master of Surgery (MS) at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana in India. In 2010, Dr Mathew was one of the inaugural Trauma Fellows (Critical Care Trainees) in The Alfred Trauma Service. Dr Mathew has been an advisor to the Indian Government for the implementation of trauma systems, trauma education and trauma registry. He also advises the GVK EMRI group (India’s largest prehospital care provider) for the establishment of trauma systems.
With a passion in the advocacy and establishment of trauma systems internationally, Dr Mathew is actively involved in the development of trauma systems in South Asia, particularly in India and in Sri Lanka. Currently, he is the Australian program leader and Co-Principal Investigator of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC) and a consultant for major projects in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in India. Dr Mathew has substantial experience in facilitating and organising trauma education & resuscitation courses in Australia and overseas. He is the founder convenor of The Alfred’s Trauma Resuscitation Workshop and founder facilitator of the Emergency Trauma Management (ETM) course. Dr Mathew has also been actively involved in co-ordinating the development of the Masters of Trauma and the Masters of Emergency Medicine in the NTRI and the Alfred Emergency department.
Dr Mathew’s focus on research is in the development and the efficacy of low cost technological interventions in the setting of trauma resuscitation in developing countries. He is currently involved in research related to diagnosis and treatment of spinal injuries and chest injuries. His role for AITSC is the Clinical Program Lead for Australia; he is instrumental in ensuring the successful completion of each of the intervention and the overall program.