Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Matthew R. Maltese, PhD

Matthew R. Maltese, PhD, CHOP CIRP
CIRP Associate Fellow

Matthew R. Maltese, PhD is the founding Executive Director of the Philadelphia (now Pennsylvania) Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, an FDA-funded endeavor established in 2013 to spawn development of pediatric medical devices. An Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and an Associate Fellow of CHOP's Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Dr. Maltese serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at X-Biomedical – a CHOP spinout commercializing holographic stereoscopic surgical microscopy technology he co-invented. Dr. Maltese lectures regularly worldwide on medical devices and injury biomechanics and teaches brain injury biomechanics and medical device development at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively.  He is an Associate Editor of the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, sits on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, and is frequently retained as a consultant to the automotive and medical device industries.  Dr. Maltese holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He can be contacted at