Curriculum Vitae

Matt Flamenbaum
Curriculum Vitae
Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellow, Tech Enthusiast, Policy Follower

Born and raised in West Orange, and a recent graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s Internal Medicine residency, and current Fellow of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  My professional interests are in critical care/pulmonary medicine, clinical informatics, health policy, and the intersection of emerging technologies with all of the above.  While I am still exploring my path forwards in those fields, I am always seeking out new opportunities to learn and lead.  In the past ten years, my career goals have changed from computer science major looking at a career in programming, to training to become a critical care physician, so I have made it my goal to be adaptable to what opportunities present themselves and where my passions take me.

 

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Last updated July 2020

Postdoctoral Training
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Department of Internal Medicine
Cooper University Healthcare Class of 2019
Internal Medicine Resident Physician
Chief Resident 2018-2019
Education
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
(Formerly The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine)
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Research & Quality Improvement
Computer-Aided Decision-Making Intervention in Warfarin Anticoagulation
2017-2019

Department of Hospital Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ
Project Leader (abstract submitted)

Led a team of Medicine Residents through a QI project designed to create a best practice advisory to assist in decreasing missed inpatient doses of warfarin.  This included a database query to our electronic health record to monitor pre- and postintervention warfarin ordering habits with a goal of decreasing both patient hospitalization duration and risk of thromboembolism.  Project was invited to present to the institutional year-end QI Report Out in June 2018.

Effect of Neuroprotectin-D1 on Alzheimer's Pathology: Analysis Using the Retinal Model
2013

Department of Molecular Biology, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Advisor: Venkat Venkataraman, PhD

Managed preparation, treating, analysis, and automation of analysis of animal tissue samples in an ongoing project concerning the effects of various substances on animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Publications & Poster Presentations
2020

Flamenbaum M, Roman J. Endemic and Emerging Coronavirus Pulmonary Infections. Am J Med Sci. 2020 June 12.

2020

Kramer D, Khaing P, Flamenbaum M, Scharf M. Adherence to the 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for Testing and Monitoring Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Presented at Thomas Jefferson University Annual Housestaff QI & Safety Poster Session. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28, 2020.

2014

Flamenbaum M, Wu H, Krishnan A, Rodriguez A, Spur B, Nagele R, Venkataraman V. Effect of Neuroprotectin-D1 on Alzheimer’s Pathology: Analysis Using the Retinal Model. Presented at the RowanSOM Annual Research Day. Stratford, New Jersey, May 8. 2014

Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Internal Medicine
2019 – present Board Certification in Internal Medicine

 

State Licensure
2020 – present Osteopathic Physician License, Pennsylvania
2019 – present Osteopathic Graduate Trainee License, Pennsylvania

 

American Heart Association
2012 – present Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
2016 – present Advanced Cardiac Life Support
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
June 2014 COMLEX-USA Level 1 – Pass
Aug 2015 COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE – Pass
Sept 2015 COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE – Pass
Oct 2016 COMLEX-USA Level 3 – Pass
National Board of Medical Examiners
June 2014 USMLE Step 1 – Pass
Aug 2015 USMLE Step 2-CK – Pass
Leadership
President
2018-2019
Cooper University Healthcare Housestaff Council

In addition to chairing meetings, I directed the charitable, wellness, representative, and advocacy activities of the residents and fellows of Cooper’s various training programs during the final academic year of my residency training.  Projects of the Council under my leadership included the creation of a physical housestaff directory for common phone numbers, starting multiple recurring housestaff sports programs, increasing options for institution-provided scrubs, and successfully lobbied for several improvements in work and call spaces for trainees.  As a part of this position I also served as an executive member of the Cooper Medical School’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Treasurer
2017-2018
Cooper University Healthcare Housestaff Council

Manage and budget for the Council to provide community service, social and wellness events, and housestaff quality of life improvements throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Also, represent the housestaff community as a whole to the hospital and Graduate Medical Education leadership.

First Vice-President
2014 – 2015
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Student Council

Oversaw all student organizations and their compliance with the Student Council constitutional documents and maintained communications with their leadership. Took the initiative to create and chair the Task Force charged with creating a new permanent student government for all graduate and professional students under the umbrella of Rowan University. Performed as a representative for RowanSOM to the national Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents and actively developed resolutions while serving on their legislation committee.

Clerkships Representative
2014 – 2015
Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), RowanSOM Chapter

Planned the clinical procedures education for preclinical year members, as well as representing the voice and opinions of the third and fourth-year students to the chapter executive board. Coordinated student attendance at events held by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

President
2013 – 2014
Student Osteopathic Medical Association, RowanSOM Chapter

Created such ongoing projects as Halloween for the Hungry and passed a resolution at the national House of Delegates to increase access for transgender individuals to appropriate healthcare, for which the chapter was nationally recognized for community service under my leadership. Organized the National American Medical Student Association’s Empowering Future Physicians Conference for 2013 hosted at RowanSOM as the lead coordinator from the local team around a healthcare innovations theme.  Continued coordinating the ongoing educational Clinical Procedures Lab Series, as well as continued advocacy discussions and events for students and the profession, such as the ongoing lecture series: What Med School DOESN’T Teach You About Politics

National Web Content Director
2013 – 2014
Student Osteopathic Medical Association, National Board of Directors

Ensured the national organization had an up to date, appealing, and engaging web presence. Undertook a project to optimize the group’s website content into a more easily navigable format, significantly increased social media web presence, created the first-ever mobile app for the biannual SOMA conference, and organized the first ever live-streaming video broadcast of the SOMA House of Delegates proceedings that same spring.

First Year Public Relations Chair
2012 – 2013
Student Osteopathic Medical Association, UMDNJ-SOM Chapter

Maintained communication between the class of 2016 and the local chapter. Created and organized the Clinical Procedures Lab Series program centered on teaching clinical procedure skills such as thoracentesis and cricothyrotomy to pre-clinical medical students.

Patient Logistics Chair
2013 – 2014
RowanSOM Community Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic

Aided as a primary leader in the foundation of the clinic, and also acted as the primary manager for adoption and utilization of an Electronic Medical Record system for the free student-founded and student-run OMM Clinic that began operation in 2013 at RowanSOM. Led the student planning group that assisted in ensuring the clinic met HIPAA requirements for its record-keeping purposes.

Committee Membership
Regional
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
2016 – 2019 Technology Committee
2015 – 2019 Resolutions Committee
2015 – 2019 Government Affairs Committee
Institutional
Cooper University Hospital
2017 – 2019 Sepsis Champion Committee
2016 – 2019 GME PI Steering Committee
2016 – 2019 Housestaff Council
2016 Event & Activity Reporting System Focus Group
Work Experience
Part-Time Graduate Faculty: MCAT Instructor & Tutor
2011 – 2012
Kaplan Test Prep, East Hanover, NJ

Directed MCAT classes, instructing in class sizes of up to fifteen individual students as well as one-on-one tutoring. Graduated Kaplan’s Teacher Development Program qualified to teach all subjects (requiring an MCAT score over the 90th percentile in each subject taught), and completed multiple veteran instructor training programs.

Full-Time Handy Man
2011 – 2012
LeFrak Corporation, Jersey City, NJ

Worked as an independent maintenance worker responsible as a part of a team of three for the reactive and preventative servicing of a high-rise apartment complex on the Jersey City waterfront. Work environment was primarily Spanish-speaking.

Part-Time Web Designer
2007-2008
Freelance Web Design, West Orange, NJ

Self-employed performing freelance design and coding of web pages for some small businesses in the renovation and contracting field.

Community Service
Volunteer Physician Extender
2016
DOCARE International & ASSADE Clinic, San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Served as a physician extender in the rural, medically underserved Western highlands for one month.  Examined patients, conducted clinical ultrasound exams, and worked closely with the staff physician in an almost exclusively Spanish-speaking environment.  Organized and executed a service project to teach over 100 local schoolchildren in small groups about sexually transmitted infections and family planning.

Clinic Administrator & Student Doctor
2013 – 2015
Community Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic, Stratford, NJ

Created and refined procedures and policies for patient intake and student doctor workflow as a founding executive member of the clinic in charge of electronic records. Additionally responsible for patient examinations and care as a regular member of the student treatment team within the clinic.

Hospital Volunteer
2009 – 2010
The University Hospital, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ

Assisted with maintaining patient data, and assisted nurses and nursing assistants with various tasks. Responsible also for transportation of stat blood work and moving beds on the ward, and ensuring patient comfort post-operatively.

Honors, Awards, & Fellowships
American Osteopathic Association Training In Policy Studies Fellowship
2017-2018

Accepted into a year-long national leadership training program designed to give osteopathic physicians skills to analyze, formulate and implement health policy.

American Osteopathic Foundation Blubaugh/Grogg HOPE Grant
2016

Honored with a grant from the AOF aimed to empower members of the osteopathic profession to provide voluntary medical support on humanitarian medical service trips.

RowanSOM Alumni Association Student Scholarship
2015, 2016

Recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom by the Alumni Association.  Selection factors included academic progress, financial need, and support of alumni and school activities.

Omega Beta Iota
2014

Inducted into the honor society for politically active osteopathic medical students who demonstrate excellence and commitment to physician positive change in healthcare politics.

UMDNJ-SOM Summer Medical Research Fellowship
2013

Awarded a funded position with an SOM faculty mentor on a research project to promote and facilitate education in scientific research activities at a professional level.

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents TOUCH Silver Award
2014

Awarded the Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health Silver Award for completing over 50 hours of community service during the prior year.

Eagle Scout Award
2006

Earned the highest distinction offered by the Boy Scouts of America for planning, leading, and completing a community service project and many other requirements.

Special Skills & Hobbies
  • Computer/Programming skills:
    • Knowledgeable in HTML, Javascript, PHP, and the Java programming language.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, many GNU/Linux distributions, SQL Database software, Adobe Photoshop software, and many forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Two time half-marathon Finisher since 2017
  • Amateur Harmonist since 2012
  • Boat Safety Certified by the state of New Jersey since 2012
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors certified Open Water Scuba Diver since 2019
  • Moderate proficiency in conversational Spanish (from international clinical coursework & domestic work experience) and limited Japanese (three college level courses)
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