Matthew R. Hallman M.D.

Matthew R. Hallman M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Traumatology




Dr. Hallman is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. In addition to anesthesiology, he is board certified in critical care medicine.

Following completion of his bachelor's degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, Dr. Hallman earned a master's degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed both his internship and anesthesiology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.

 After completing fellowship training in critical care medicine at Stanford he joined the UW faculty in 2010. He practices primarily at Harborview Medical Center caring for patients with neurological and traumatic injuries.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to provide high quality, evidence based patient care to the critically ill and injured. More and more we've realized this means paying attention to the social and emotional needs of our patients as well as thinking about how our care decisions today affects the sustainability of providing health care to our community in the future. I get a lot of satisfaction out of being part of this process and finding ways to make it better. I believe involving patients and their family's in treatment decisions is an essential part of providing the highest-quality health care.

Personal Interests

Skiing, alpinism, sailing, running, biking, woodworking, gardening and spending time with my family

Clinical Interests

Medical education, traumatic brain injury, neurological critical care, spinal cord injury, care of the trauma victim, use of ultrasound in the perioperative and intensive care unit settings

Research Interests

Medical education, care of the neurologically injured, process improvement


Univ. of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedical education2005
Northwestern Univ. Medical SchoolInternshipInternal Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg SOMResidencyAnesthesiology
Stanford University Medical CenterFellowshipCritical Care Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology2010
American Board of AnesthesiologyCritical Care Med. (Anes)2010
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