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As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Matthew VandeHei, MD, leads a team of expert health care clinicians who treat people with illnesses or injuries that could be life-threatening or pose an immediate risk to their health and well-being. Injury or illness can be caused by disease, infection, stroke, heart attack, or bodily trauma, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. He speaks with patients, obtains lab tests and imaging, such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatment.
Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack, or a condition needing rapid treatment, such as pneumonia, Dr. VandeHei attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.
Dr. VandeHei’s interests surround ultrasound education and regional anesthesia. Specifically, he is interested in using ultrasound to achieve procedural competence more rapidly and safely among medical students and residents, as well as using nerve blocks to avoid procedural sedation for musculoskeletal injury.
Education & credentials
- University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
- University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
- Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO