Matthew R. Maltese, PhD

Matthew Maltese, PhD is the Director of Biomechanics Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Maltese’s expertise is in occupant biomechanics in motor vehicle crashes, with particular emphasis on pediatric traumatic brain injury, thoracic biomechanics, and anthropomorphic test device biofidelity. His specific research interests include scaling brain injury thresholds between the infant, toddler and pre-adolescent human, and the development of validated pediatric finite element brain models to simulate traumatic brain injury in the pre-adolescent human. Prior to joining CHOP, Dr. Maltese served as a Mechanical Engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He can be contacted at maltese@email.chop.edu.