About Juan Matute, MD

Dr.  Matute received his medical degree from la Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) followed by postdoctoral training in neutrophil biology and immunology at Indiana University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. He is in currently training in mucosal immunology and joined MGHfC as an attending neonatologist in July 2017.

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Neonatology and Newborn Medicine Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9040

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Antioquia School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital ++

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

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Dr. Matute is a neonatologist and junior scientist currently training in the use of murine models, classic immunological techniques and next-generation sequencing to understand the mucosal immune system interactions with the intestinal microbiota and how they modulate our risk to disease. He is currently evaluating how the host-microbiota interface promotes intestinal inflammatory conditions and systemic inflammatory disorders like obesity. He is particularly interested in understanding how the interaction between our microbiota early in life modulates the disease risk later in life. The long-term goal of his research efforts is to develop a research program that expands the options we have to prevent and treat inflammatory conditions that result from a dysregulated host-microbiota in the neonatal period but might manifest through our lifespan.