Dr. Emily Mattoon joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. She was born in Mountain View, California and soon after moved to San Diego. She attended Duke University and graduated cum laude in 2013 with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Religious Studies. She received an athletic scholarship as a pole vaulter on the track and field team. After college, she joined AmeriCorps. She served as a high school nutrition and health teacher in Yakima, Washington. Dr. Mattoon then moved back to Durham where she received her medical degree in 2018 from the Duke University School of Medicine. She was awarded the Bassett Society’s Obremesky Award and the Duke University Senior Merit Scholarship. During her time in medical school, she was a part of the Primary Care Leadership Track which focused on developing stronger relationships between the health system and local community as well as identifying and addressing social determinants of health. She also participated in research regarding the use of personalized music to prevent post-operative delirium in geriatric patients.
Dr. Mattoon completed her internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis prior to joining the Division in 2021. She enjoys teaching and working with both medical students and residents. She has continued to cultivate her interest in innovative care for geriatric patients and participated in research investigating the outcomes of peritoneal dialysis in an elderly population. Her current areas of interest are general internal medicine with a current focus on inpatient care. Outside of medicine, her hobbies include visiting her family in sunny San Diego, running, hiking, and reading. She looks forward to providing care for her patients as a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.