Matan Setton2009 Program Co-Director
Matan is a third year medical student at Duke University. He graduated from Duke in 2007 with a degree in biomedical engineering. This next year he will be doing research supported by a Howard Hughes fellowship at the National Institutes of Health on gene defects associated with congenital heart disease. He hopes to pursue specialty training in pediatric cardiology or pediatric heart surgery.
Matan has been a part of the InnoWorks program since 2005. He was a staff member for the 2005 "Making Sense of Senses" and 2007 "Eureka" programs at Duke. In 2006 he directed the Duke "Explorations" curriculum.
Matan was a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow and worked for Dr. Roger Nightingale and Dr. Barry Myers in the Duke University Injury Orthopedic and Biomechanics Laboratory, studying the constitutive properties of the pediatric synchondrosis. Matan has volunteered at the hospital and has spent the past couple of years shadowing two pediatric neurosurgeons and more recently a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. Matan was inducted to Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
In his free time, Matan enjoys the outdoors and playing tennis. Matan also enjoyed the thrill of sky diving and rock climbing and is a former member of the club Water Polo team at Duke.