Mattman, Andre

Mattman, Andre


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Medical Biochemist, Division Head, Chemistry, St. Paul’s Hospital

Affiliation(s): St. Paul’s Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Mitochondrial Disease, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and IgG4 related disease

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

I was raised and educated in BC including completion of my MD and Medical Biochemistry residency training. I have worked at St. Paul’s Hospital since 2009 and have enjoyed working in this patient focused chemistry lab where I spend 70% of my time as the Division Head, as well as at Vancouver General Hospital where I have a weekly clinic treating adult patients with inborn errors of metabolism. Finally, I am an educator directing the UBC Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program and chairing the Royal College National Specialty Committee.

More recently, I have taken my interest in addressing the climate crisis on a personal level into my work as a medical biochemist. I am promoting a seismic shift in our medical model of care such that decisions on support for medical programs, and particularly for those contingent on laboratory testing, are reviewed from a quadruple bottom line: a) QALY (in current generation), b) Safety (in current generation), c) Resource cost to current and future generations (in a limited resource planet in which we live), d) and pollution cost (in a planet tipping over pollution boundaries that will irrevocably change health care options for future generations).



Academic Background

  • Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program, UBC 1998 – 2003
  • MD, Medicine, University of British Columbia. 1993-1997

Awards and Recognition


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Selected Publications


Research Interest

I have been co-investigator for a number of research projects involved with inborn errors of metabolism, including mitochondrial disease, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, and IgG4 related disease.

Clinical Service

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Teaching Interest

I have been the medical biochemistry residency training program director since 2004 and have finished my term as of 2015. I am also the vice chair for the national specialty committee.