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G. Paul Matherne, MD

G. Paul Matherne, MD

Practice Area: Heart and Vascular, Children's Department: Pediatrics Division: Cardiology: Pediatric Title: Professor of Pediatrics ABMS Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology Other Appointment: Division Head, Pediatrics Cardiology

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Pediatric Cardiology
Sixth Floor 1204 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.982.0260 | Fax: 434.924.5656 Other Locations:
UVA Specialty Care Culpeper


G. Paul Matherne, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist. He is vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and is the associate chief medical officer for UVA Children's Hospital. A nearly 30-year faculty member of UVA, Dr. Matherne is the Dammann Professor of Pediatrics. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Matherne was born in Lafayette, LA, and grew up in Texas. He attended Texas A&M University for both undergraduate and medical school, then completed his pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma and pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa.

He joined the UVA faculty in 1988, initially as a clinician scientist with a basic science lab, working closely with colleagues in the Department of Physiology. After 20 years in the lab, he changed his focus to administrative duties after receiving a master of business administration from UVA’s Darden School of Business. He is a member of the board of the Special Hope Network, an international organization serving children with special needs and is president of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Matherne and his wife of 35 years raised four children in Charlottesville and have three grandchildren. They have both been active in a variety of community activities at church, local schools and scouting. They also both enjoy cooking — especially gumbo. 


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