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Leslie Ray Matthews, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Matthews has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of health care and higher education

Known as one of the top vitamin D experts in the world, Dr. Matthews is currently a full-time faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta in the department of surgery.

    ATLANTA, GA, February 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Leslie Ray Matthews, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Matthews celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Known as one of the top vitamin D experts in the world, Dr. Matthews is currently a full-time faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta in the department of surgery. Appointed as an associate professor of clinical surgery in the summer of 2013, he also serves as the director of surgical critical care and trauma surgery. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, cum laude, at the University of Mississippi in 1985, followed by an MD in 1989, surgical residency training at Morehouse School of Medicine, and a two-year surgical critical care fellowship at the Mayo Clinical College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Prior to joining the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Matthews served as a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic, and soon thereafter, as a senior associate consultant in the department of trauma, critical care and general surgery.

A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Matthews earned certification in general surgery and surgical critical care. Focusing his career on the study of vitamin D deficiency in surgical intensive care patients, where he has been investigating the positive effect of vitamin D therapy on critically ill patients, Dr. Matthews has researched and published many vitamin D deficiency manuscripts, developed a protocol for the use of Vitamin D and other nutrients for the sickest patients in the surgical intensive care unit at his hospital, and continues to investigate the treatment of concussions, traumatic brain injuries, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, joint pain, strokes, myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure, cancer, sepsis, surgical infections and rapid wound healing in trauma patients with vitamin D3. He has also contributed numerous articles to other publications, such as The American Surgeon, the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and the Journal of National Medical Association.

In addition to his work at Morehouse, Dr. Matthews has lectured in such places as Dubai and various other Middle Eastern countries. He has also spoken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington, D.C., five times, where he most recently presented on the clinical updates in vitamin D research. He was the first person to ever speak regarding vitamin supplements for the FDA. Furthermore, Dr. Matthews has also given several presentations to state and local governments, schools and universities, as well as top military generals, and has been recognized for his work on the effect of Vitamin D on athletic performance and the treatment of concussions.

An elected fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Matthews is well-known in his community for his work and for giving back. He has donated time and money to support children in his hometown and the Atlanta metropolitan area. When he isn't busy working, Dr. Matthews enjoys winding down after a long day by listening to jazz and R&B music. He also loves to read, watch old movies, play tennis, have dinner with friends and run.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Leslie Ray Matthews, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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