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Adam Matson, MD, MSc

Physician Scientist

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


MSc, University of Connecticut, 2012
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1998
BS, University of Connecticut, 1993

Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, 1998-2001

Neonatology, University of Connecticut Health and Connecticut Children’s, 2001-2004

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics (2001)
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The American Board of Pediatrics (2005)
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Adam Matson, MD, MSc, is a Neonatologist and Physician Scientist in the Division of Neonatology at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Matson’s clinical expertise is in neonatal intensive care. He also runs a basic/translational research laboratory at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is Director of Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Biorepository. He has served as principal investigator and collaborator/physician-scientist on grants from the American Lung Association, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

    His current research focus is on the regulation of intestinal health in premature infants including the microbiome, inflammatory signaling in the gut, and nutritional/immune factors in breast milk. His group was the first to report a link between cytotoxin-producing Klebsiella oxytoca and necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe and life-threatening intestinal inflammatory disease of premature infants. Dr. Matson serves as a member of the Neonatal Fellowship Scholarly Oversight Committee and has mentored several fellows whose projects have led to high impact publications and presentations at national and international meetings. In his free time, Dr. Matson enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

    Selected Publications

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