Matthew Christensen, MD

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Medical Areas of Interest

Clinical Decision Support

Interests & Hobbies

Backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, my brand new e-bike.

Why Utah?

The residency match process was challenging for me. With a non-medicine partner with equally high career ambitions, finding a place where we could both be happy and grow in our careers was paramount. I didn't know much about Utah other than it had mountains and good skiing, but I was blown away by the program when I came here. There are plenty of good research opportunities and a strong fellowship match. I was even able to meet with a professor during my interview day who had moderated a oral presentation session at a conference I had attended (AHA) just two months prior to my interview. What most impressed me about the program culture was how engaged the residents were in learning, while also being balanced in their lives and enjoying the incredible outdoors and city opportunities in and around Salt Lake.

Hometown

Wheaton, IL

Future Career Plans? 

Pulm-Crit

Education History

TypeSchoolDegree
UndergraduateCornell University
Medical SchoolUniversity of Michigan Medical School