Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (1990)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Oregon (OR) (1986)
Internship:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program (1991)
Residency:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Research Interests

My research interests are in health care ethics, including issues related to communication, shared decision making, health disparities and professionalism.

Publications

  • Wynia MK, Beaty LE, Bennett TD, Carlson NE, Davis CB, Kwan BM, Mayer DA, Ong TC, Russell S, Steele J, Stocker HR, Wogu AF, Zane RD, Sokol RJ, Ginde AA. Real World Evidence of Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies for Preventing Hospitalization and Mortality in COVID-19 Outpatients. medRxiv. 2022 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 35043117
  • Kwan BM, Ytell K, Coors M, DeCamp M, Morse B, Ressalam J, Reno JE, Himber M, Maertens J, Wearner R, Gordon K, Wynia MK. A stakeholder engagement method navigator webtool for clinical and translational science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e180. PubMed PMID: 34849255
  • Hick JL, Hanfling D, Wynia MK, Toner E. Crisis Standards of Care and COVID-19: What Did We Learn? How Do We Ensure Equity? What Should We Do?. NAM Perspect. 2021;2021. PubMed PMID: 34611605
  • Mehta AB, Wynia MK. Crisis Standards of Care-More Than Just a Thought Experiment?. Hastings Cent Rep. 2021 Sep;51(5):53-55. PubMed PMID: 34529853
  • Stoto MA, Rothwell C, Lichtveld M, Wynia MK. A National Framework to Improve Mortality, Morbidity, and Disparities Data for COVID-19 and Other Large-Scale Disasters. Am J Public Health. 2021 Jul;111(S2):S93-S100. PubMed PMID: 34314219
  • Persoff J, Wynia MK. Ethically Navigating the Murky Waters of "Contingency Standards of Care". Am J Bioeth. 2021 Aug;21(8):20-21. PubMed PMID: 34313564
  • Lowe AE, Dineen KK, Herstein JJ, Wynia MK, Santarpia JL, Lee LM, Ferdinand AO, Donovan SK, Voo TC, Brett-Major DM, Lookadoo RE, Mohapatra S. Emerging Science, Personal Protective Equipment Guidance, and Resource Scarcity: Inaction and Inequity for Workers in Essential Industries. Health Secur. 2021 Sep-Oct;19(5):564-569. PubMed PMID: 34107779
  • Sottile PD, Albers D, DeWitt PE, Russell S, Stroh JN, Kao DP, Adrian B, Levine ME, Mooney R, Larchick L, Kutner JS, Wynia MK, Glasheen JJ, Bennett TD. Real-time electronic health record mortality prediction during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Oct 12;28(11):2354-2365. PubMed PMID: 33973011
  • Lee LM, Lowe AE, Wynia MK. COVID-19 vaccine exclusion based on legal residence is unwise and unethical. J Public Health Policy. 2021 Jun;42(2):346-349. PubMed PMID: 33941847
  • Wynia MK, Silvers WS. A Call to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, in All Health Science Schools. AMA J Ethics. 2021 Jan 1;23(1):E75-77. PubMed PMID: 33554853
  • Silvers WS, Wynia MK, Levine MA, Himber M. Teaching Health Professions Students About the Holocaust. AMA J Ethics. 2021 Jan 1;23(1):E26-30. PubMed PMID: 33554844
  • Wynia MK. How Should Clinicians' Involvement in the Holocaust Inform Contemporary Responsibilities to Protect Public Safety?. AMA J Ethics. 2021 Jan 1;23(1):E6-11. PubMed PMID: 33554841
  • Thompson JS, Fitzgerald MD, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Glasgow RE, Wynia M, Morris MA, Beilenson J, Gherst C, Matlock DD. Shared Decision-Making for Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Rationale and Design of a Nationwide Dissemination and Implementation Project. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Feb;14(2):e007256. PubMed PMID: 33530698
  • Sottile PD, Albers D, DeWitt PE, Russell S, Stroh JN, Kao DP, Adrian B, Levine ME, Mooney R, Larchick L, Kutner JS, Wynia MK, Glasheen JJ, Bennett TD. Real-Time Electronic Health Record Mortality Prediction During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Cohort Study. medRxiv. 2021 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 33469601
  • Capell WH, Wynia MK, Hurley EA, Bonaca MP. Should Participants in Clinical Trials Be Able to Withdraw from Passive Follow-Up?. Ethics Hum Res. 2021 Jan;43(1):32-36. PubMed PMID: 33463078
  • Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. NAM Perspectives. Discussion paper. National Academy of Medicine. Washington, DC. https://doi.org/10.31478/202003b
  • Wynia MK. Crisis Triage-Attention to Values in Addition to Efficiency. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Dec 1;3(12):e2029326. PubMed PMID: 33315107
  • Abbott J, Johnson D, Wynia M. Ensuring Adequate Palliative and Hospice Care During COVID-19 Surges. JAMA. 2020 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32955547
  • Levinson AH, Crepeau-Hobson MF, Coors ME, Glover JJ, Goldberg DS, Wynia MK. Duties When an Anonymous Student Health Survey Finds a Hot Spot of Suicidality. Am J Bioeth. 2020 Oct;20(10):50-60. PubMed PMID: 32945754
  • Levinson AH, Crepeau-Hobson MF, Glover J, Coors ME, Goldberg DS, Wynia MK. Comments Confirm That Student Health Surveillance Needs Ethics Guidelines to Act on Risk-Cluster Findings. Am J Bioeth. 2020 Oct;20(10):W4-W7. PubMed PMID: 32945747
  • Wynia MK, Sottile PD. Ethical Triage Demands a Better Triage Survivability Score. Am J Bioeth. 2020 Jul;20(7):75-77. PubMed PMID: 32716810
  • McGuire AL, Aulisio MP, Davis FD, Erwin C, Harter TD, Jagsi R, Klitzman R, Macauley R, Racine E, Wolf SM, Wynia M, Wolpe PR. Ethical Challenges Arising in the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview from the Association of Bioethics Program Directors (ABPD) Task Force. Am J Bioeth. 2020 Jul;20(7):15-27. PubMed PMID: 32511078
  • Solomon MZ, Wynia MK, Gostin LO. Covid-19 Crisis Triage - Optimizing Health Outcomes and Disability Rights. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 30;383(5):e27. PubMed PMID: 32427434
  • Warsame R, Riordan L, Jenkins S, Lackore K, Pacyna J, Antiel R, Beebe T, Liebow M, Thorsteinsdottir B, Grover M, Wynia M, Goold SD, DeCamp M, Danis M, Tilburt J. Responsibilities, Strategies, and Practice Factors in Clinical Cost Conversations: a US Physician Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul;35(7):1971-1978. PubMed PMID: 32399911
  • Khazanie P, Wynia MK, Dickert NW. Forced Choices: Ethical Challenges in Cardiology During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Circulation. 2020 Jul 21;142(3):194-196. PubMed PMID: 32392096
  • Antommaria AHM, Gibb TS, McGuire AL, Wolpe PR, Wynia MK, Applewhite MK, Caplan A, Diekema DS, Hester DM, Lehmann LS, McLeod-Sordjan R, Schiff T, Tabor HK, Wieten SE, Eberl JT. Ventilator Triage Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic at U.S. Hospitals Associated With Members of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Aug 4;173(3):188-194. PubMed PMID: 32330224
  • Solomon MZ, Wynia M, Gostin LO. Scarcity in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Hastings Cent Rep. 2020 Mar;50(2):3. PubMed PMID: 32311132
  • Bedzow I, Wynia M. Ethical Training Can Turn an "Ought" to a "Can". Am J Bioeth. 2020 May;20(4):73-75. PubMed PMID: 32208089
  • Gallin S, Chelouche T, Reis S, Wald HS, Wynia M. Cultivating awareness of the Holocaust in medicine. Lancet. 2020 Feb 1;395(10221):333-334. PubMed PMID: 31986260
  • Nussbaum AM, Wynia MK. "When They Restrain You They Ignore You"-What We Should Learn From the People We Restrain in Emergency Departments. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919582. PubMed PMID: 31977054
  • Wynia M. Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: A Clash of Organizational and Individual Conscience. JAMA. 2019 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31661115
  • Riordan L, Warsame R, Jenkins S, Lackore K, Pacyna JE, Antiel RM, Beebe T, Liebow M, Thorsteinsdottir B, Wynia M, Goold SD, DeCamp M, Danis M, Tilburt J. US Physicians' Reactions To ACA Implementation, 2012-17. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Sep;38(9):1530-1536. PubMed PMID: 31479366
  • Humbyrd CJ, Wynia M. Profit Motives Require a Proscriptive Approach. Am J Bioeth. 2019 Jun;19(6):30-31. PubMed PMID: 31135324
  • Leep Hunderfund AN, Dyrbye LN, Starr SR, Mandrekar J, Tilburt JC, George P, Baxley EG, Gonzalo JD, Moriates C, Goold SD, Carney PA, Miller BM, Grethlein SJ, Fancher TL, Wynia MK, Reed DA. Attitudes toward cost-conscious care among U.S. physicians and medical students: analysis of national cross-sectional survey data by age and stage of training. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Nov 22;18(1):275. PubMed PMID: 30466489
  • Goldberg DS, Lederer DJ, MacKenzie EJ, Moss M, Samet JM, Schumacker PT, Wedzicha JA, Wynia MK. The Phillip Morris Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. A Cause for Concern. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Nov;15(11):1269-1272. PubMed PMID: 30134120
  • Cervantes L, Richardson S, Raghavan R, Hou N, Hasnain-Wynia R, Wynia MK, Kleiner C, Chonchol M, Tong A. Clinicians' Perspectives on Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis to Undocumented Immigrants: A Qualitative Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jul 17;169(2):78-86. PubMed PMID: 29800062
  • Stephenson CR, Wittich CM, Pacyna JE, Wynia MK, Hasan O, Tilburt JC. Primary care physicians' perceptions of practice improvement as a professional responsibility: a cross-sectional study. Med Educ Online. 2018 Dec;23(1):1474700. PubMed PMID: 29768977
  • Kwan BM, Millward SR, Himber M, Ressalam J, Wald H, Wynia M, Coors ME. Inspired Translation: Synthesizing Qualitative Research and Boot Camp Translation to Achieve Meaningful Community Engagement. Am J Bioeth. 2018 Apr;18(4):29-31. PubMed PMID: 29621437
  • Wynia MK. Why It Is Important to Promote Clinical Independence Among Health Professionals Working in Prisons, Jails, and Other Detention Settings. Am J Public Health. 2018 Apr;108(4):440-441. PubMed PMID: 29513586
  • Macpherson CC, Wynia M. Should Health Professionals Speak Up to Reduce the Health Risks of Climate Change?. AMA J Ethics. 2017 Dec 1;19(12):1202-1210. PubMed PMID: 29278346
  • Wynia MK. Thwarting Shared Decision Making Is an Egregious Medical Error: Let's Treat It Like One. Am J Bioeth. 2017 Nov;17(11):54-56. PubMed PMID: 29111944
  • Wynia MK, Eisenman D, Hanfling D. Ideologically Motivated Violence: A Public Health Approach to Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug;107(8):1244-1246. PubMed PMID: 28700304
  • Rakotz MK, Townsend RR, Yang J, Alpert BS, Heneghan KA, Wynia M, Wozniak GD. Medical students and measuring blood pressure: Results from the American Medical Association Blood Pressure Check Challenge. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Jun;19(6):614-619. PubMed PMID: 28452119
  • Boonyasai RT, Rakotz MK, Lubomski LH, Daniel DM, Marsteller JA, Taylor KS, Cooper LA, Hasan O, Wynia MK. Measure accurately, Act rapidly, and Partner with patients: An intuitive and practical three-part framework to guide efforts to improve hypertension control. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Jul;19(7):684-694. PubMed PMID: 28332303
  • Jager AJ, Choudhry SA, Marsteller JA, Telford RP, Wynia MK. Development and Initial Validation of a New Practice Context Assessment Tool for Ambulatory Practices Engaged in Quality Improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Jul Aug;32(4):423-437. PubMed PMID: 27469005
  • Jager AJ, Choudhry SA, Marsteller JA, Telford RP, Wynia MK. Development and Initial Validation of a New Practice Context Assessment Tool for Ambulatory Practices Engaged in Quality Improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27469005
  • Leslie L, Cherry RF, Mulla A, Abbott J, Furfari K, Glover JJ, Harnke B, Wynia MK. Domains of quality for clinical ethics case consultation: a mixed-method systematic review. Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 7;5:95. PubMed PMID: 27267765
  • Wozniak G, Khan T, Gillespie C, Sifuentes L, Hasan O, Ritchey M, Kmetik K, Wynia M. Hypertension Control Cascade: A Framework to Improve Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016 Mar;18(3):232-9. PubMed PMID: 26337797
  • Nurok M, Lee YY, Ma Y, Kirwan A, Wynia M, Segal S. Are surgeons and anesthesiologists lying to each other or gaming the system? A national random sample survey about "truth-telling practices" in the perioperative setting in the United States. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:34. PubMed PMID: 26561499
  • Wozniak G, Khan T, Gillespie C, Sifuentes L, Hasan O, Ritchey M, Kmetik K, Wynia M. Hypertension Control Cascade: A Framework to Improve Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26337797
  • Wynia MK, Silvers WS, Lazarus JA. How do U.S. and Canadian medical schools teach about the role of physicians in the Holocaust?. Acad Med. 2015 Jun;90(6):699-700. PubMed PMID: 26009851
  • Nora LM, Wynia MK, Granatir T. Of the profession, by the profession, and for patients, families, and communities: ABMS board certification and medicine's professional self-regulation. JAMA. 2015 May 12;313(18):1805-6. PubMed PMID: 25965217
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • Society for General Internal Medicine, Member
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Internal Medicine - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1993, 2013)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (1997, 2014)
  • Health Services Research, Specialized Training (1997)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests are in longitudinal primary care.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy skiing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.

Public Speaking
Yes
I speak frequently on a variety of topics related to health care ethics and social policy. Please see my CV for a list of recent speaking engagements and topics.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (1990)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Oregon (OR) (1986)
Internships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program (1991)
Residency Programs:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (1997)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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