Dr. Matulevicius received her B.S.E. (Biomedical & Electrical Engineerig) degree from Duke University in 1998. There she was on the Deans List and Dean List with Distinction for graduate studies from 1994-1998. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in biomedical engineering. She then received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. From 2002-2005 she served as an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (ABIM Certified 2005). She completed her Cardiology Fellowship at UT Southwestern and became board-eligible in 2008. She completed an additional year of Advanced Cardiac Imaging fellowship concentrating on MRI in 2009.She has a research interest in better understanding the relationship between the steady state and pulsatile aspects of afterload in pulmonary hypertension and its effects on the right ventricle. She has a clinical interest in cardiovascular imaging, women's heart disease, coronary artery disease, and general cardiology.


Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2005), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (2009), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • congestive heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right ventricular structure and function


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Risk scores versus natriuretic peptides for identifying prevalent stage B heart failure.
Gupta S, Rohatgi A, Ayers CR, Patel PC, Matulevicius SA, Peshock RM, Markham DW, de Lemos JA, Berry JD, Drazner MH Am. Heart J. 2011 May 161 5 923-930.e2
Association of Health Aging and Body Composition (ABC) Heart Failure score with cardiac structural and functional abnormalities in young individuals.
Gupta S, Berry JD, Ayers CR, Matulevicius SA, Peshock RM, Patel PC, Markham DW, Drazner MH Am. Heart J. 2010 May 159 5 817-24
Circulating lymphotoxin beta receptor and atherosclerosis: Observations from the Dallas Heart Study.
Owens, AW, Matulevicius, S, Rohatgi, A, Ayers, CR, Das, S, Khera, A, McGuire, DK, de Lemos, JA. Atherosclerosis 2010 212 601-606.
The association between peptidoglycan recognition protein-1 and coronary and peripheral atherosclerosis: Observations from the Dallas Heart study.
Rohatgi, A, Ayers, C, Khera, A, McGuire, DK, Das, SR, Matulevicius, S, Timaran, CH, Rosero, EB, DeLemos, JA. Atherosclerosis 2009 203 2 569-575

Honors & Awards

  • ACCF/GE Healthcare Career Development Awards in Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies
    An integrated assessment of right-sided cardiovascular performance in left-sided chronic heart failure (2011)
  • AHA Women in Cardiology Trainee
    Award for Excellence Recipient (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • TEAGLE Foundation
    Merit-based partial academic scholarship for undergraduate and graduate studies (2002)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    Distinction in biomedical engineering (1998)
  • National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center
    Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2010)
  • American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • American Heart Association