Matthias Riess, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Dr. Riess graduated from Medical School at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany, in 1997 where he received his Doctor of Medicine from the Department of Medicine with Magna Cum Laude for his thesis “Pre- and postjunctional effects of neuropeptide Y in human and rabbit isolated tissues.” After a first residency in Anesthesiology at the Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany, from 1997 to 2000 he joined the Medical College of Wisconsin as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anesthesiology in 2000. In 2001, he was admitted to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and graduated from the PhD program in Physiology in 2004 with his thesis on “Altered mitochondrial respiration in cardiac anesthetic preconditioning.”
Dr. Riess’ research focuses on intracellular mechanisms of cardioprotection in general and preconditioning with volatile anesthetics in particular, especially the role of mitochondrial function as a trigger and effector of cardioprotection. He has presented over 100 abstracts at national and international meetings, authored over 50 papers in peer-review journals and received numerous awards.
From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Riess completed another residency in Anesthesiology at the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the MCW Faculty in summer 2008. In 2009, Dr. Riess became the first recipient of the Roizen Anesthesia Research Foundation New Investigator grant for his proposal "Free radicals and mitochondrial function - how does genetic predisposition affect cardioprotection by volatile anesthetics?", and in 2011 he received a four year career development award from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine genetic mechanisms of cardioprotection.
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