About Madeleine Matthiesen, MD

Madeleine Matthiesen is a medicine and pediatric hospitalist at MGH. She grew up in Chicago and first came to the east coast to study Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard for college. She went home to attend the University of Chicago for medical school before returning east to join MGH as a med-peds resident. After serving as the med-peds chief resident in her fourth year, she joined the faculty as a med-peds hospitalist in July 2018, attending on both the adult and pediatric wards. She is specifically interested in medical education, including the use of simulation and chalk talks for effective teaching and resident perception and implementation of feedback.


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Hospital Medicine Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-3874

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-2000
Fax: 617-726-5717

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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My active research interests are in the field of resident feedback and teaching. I am particularly interested in why residents don't perceive feedback and how to improve this identification in clinical education. I also am working on a project using Observed Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTEs) to increase experience, direct observation of teaching, and appropriate feedback for residents as they transition into teaching roles. My prior work has been on the relationship between poor vision and  health literacy among hospitalized patients. 


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Jaffee EG, Arora VM, Matthiesen MI, Meltzer DO, Press VG. Health Literacy and Hospital Length of Stay: An Inpatient Cohort Study. J Hosp Med. 2017 Dec;12(12):969-973

    Jaffee EG, Arora VM, Matthiesen MI, Hariprasad SM, Meltzer DO, Press VG. Postdischarge Falls and Readmissions: Associations with Insufficient Vision and Low Health Literacy among Hospitalized Seniors. J Health Commun. 2016;21(2):135-140

    Matthiesen MI, Vela MB, Press VG. Health Literacy During Aging. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec;30(12):1731

    Press VG, Matthiesen MI, Ranadive A, Hariprasad SM, Meltzer DO, Arora VM. Insights into inpatients with poor vision: A high value proposition. J Hosp Med. 2015 May;10(5):311-3

    Press VG*, Shapiro MI*, Mayo AM, Meltzer DO, Arora VM. More than meets the eye: relationship between low health literacy and poor vision in hospitalized patients. J Health Commun. 2013;18 Suppl 1:197-204.

    Shapiro MPress VG, Arora VM. Literacy sensitive intervention for COPD patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Sep;27(9):1103