Thiboduax Regional welcomes Ryan Matherne, MD

Thibodaux, Louisiana- July 21, 2011 - Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan J. Matherne, MD, dermatologist, to the active medical staff. He has joined the practice of Dr. John J. Jones.

A native of Raceland, Dr. Matherne received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Nicholls State University. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans where he served as Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society chapter president during his senior year. Dr. Matherne completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and then completed Dermatology specialty training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During his final year of residency, he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the faculty award for excellence in Dermatology research. Dr. Matherne subsequently remained at the University of Texas for an additional year of training in Dermatopathology, which involves the interpretation of skin biopsy slides. He also served as instructor of Dermatology during this fellowship year.

Dr. Matherne is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He has published articles in several scientific journals and has been involved in multiple Dermatology presentations at scholarly meetings. Dr. Matherne enjoys teaching and will hold an adjunct position of Assistant Clinical Professor in the LSUHSC Department of Dermatology. His interests include adult and pediatric medical Dermatology, Dermatopathology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and cosmetic Dermatology.

About Thibodaux Regional Health System

Thibodaux Regional Health System, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes. Highly specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services. Nationally recognized for quality care and service, Thibodaux Regional has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and has been honored with the Press Ganey Summit Award for high levels of patient satisfaction. For more information, visit