Ryan W. Matika, MD

Vice Chair, Education

Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency 

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

(520) 626-9700
Medical School: 
MD: 2006, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2006-2007, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois
2007-2010, Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
2012- , Critical Care in Medicine, Anesthesiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Matika was raised in and around Chicago, Illinois. After serving in the US Army in Alaska, he attended Illinois State University receiving a BS in Biological Sciences. He went on to complete a Masters program at Northwestern University and Kellogg School of Management with an emphasis in Biotechnology. For the next few years he worked as a marketing and finance consultant in a consulting firm in Chicago. Changing directions, Dr. Matika entered medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After a transitional internship year at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, he completed the Anesthesiology residency program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Matika joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology in July 2010.

Honors & Awards: 

2012, Teacher of the Year

Research Interests: 

Presented at Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference 2008, 2009, and 2010
Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting 2009

Presented at Endocrine Society Annual Meeting 2004, award winning abstract
Published paper: J Biol Chem. Apr 14; 281 (15)

MS Thesis: “Blood Screening for Trypanosoma cruzi in the United States.”