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Matthew Perdue, PA



     I am currently serving in the US Army veteran as the leader of two physician assistant programs.

Born and raised in a family that emphasized the importance of service, my journey began in

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where I provided direct medical support in various combat and

garrison environments. This path has taken me across the globe and through the rigorous

demands of military medicine, culminating in a Doctorate of Science in Emergency Medicine PA

Studies from Baylor University.

     My professional odyssey has been marked by diverse and fulfilling experiences: stabilizing

trauma patients in bustling emergency departments, providing first aid in Iraq and Afghanistan,

rappelling out of helicopters, and teaching the next generation of military clinicians. I've

managed to weave a career that blends hands-on patient care with academic mentorship,

continually striving to bridge the gap between the trenches of emergency medicine and the

evolving landscape of primary care.

     Despite my extensive experience in emergency and austere settings, I've always believed that

the heart of medicine lies in proactive, preventative care. Over the years, I found that many of

the acute crises I managed were preventable. Patients suffering from chronic conditions like

diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease often arrived in dire situations because they lacked

access to comprehensive and understandable medical guidance earlier in their health journeys.

     Inspired by these encounters, I've decided to transition into primary care with a focus on

optimizing patient health through education, preventive strategies, and holistic treatment

approaches. I am passionate about taking the time to sit down with patients, explain their

conditions, and work collaboratively to develop personalized health plans. My goal is to

empower patients with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions and

lead healthier lives.

     With a background rich in both emergency medicine and military service, I bring a unique

perspective to primary care, focused on comprehensive patient education and preventative

health strategies. I am excited to embark on this new chapter, dedicated to optimizing patient

health and fostering well-being in my community.



     Outside the clinic, I am an advocate for fitness and wellness, having maintained a lifelong

interest in physical conditioning and the psychological benefits of an active lifestyle. I love lifting

heavy things, hiking, and occasionally mixed martial arts.

     Living in Harker Heights, TX, with my family, I balance my professional responsibilities with

personal passions such as playing with my children, exploring the latest in medical technology

(especially artificial intelligence), and shooting Call of Duty zombies with my son.


DOCTORATE: Doctorate of Science in Emergency Medicine PA Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX

MASTER’S: Master of Physician Assistant Studies**, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

UNDERGRADUATE: Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE


1. Perdue M., Hartvickson S. Accidental foreign body in the bladder following an attempt

at sexual gratification. Visual journal of emergency medicine. 2024;34:101928-101928.


2. Rodriguez, R.C., Sandoval, C., Perdue, M., Monti, J. and Walker, J., 2023. Accuracy of

Needle Thoracostomy Site Selection among US Army Medics. Medical Journal, US Army

Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE). PMID: 37042507

3. Meaney, C., Stroer, K., Perdue, M., Walker, J., Umar, M., & Mitchell, C. (2022). Use of

YEARS Algorithm in Military Health Care Beneficiaries to Evaluate Use of Computed

Tomography Pulmonary Angiography. Military Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usac332

4. Perdue, M.J., Umar, M., Walker, J, Kubena, B., Immersive Virtual Reality for Pain Control

and Anxiolysis During IV Blood Draws in Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Military

Medicine. Military Medicine Aug 23, 2022. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usac249

5. Meaney, C., Perdue, M.J., Umar, M., Walker, J., Hydrofluoric Acid, an Unexpected

Surprise. Military Medicine June 24, 2022. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usac179

6. Perdue, M.J., Umar, M., Walker, J., Kelly, M., Case Study: Patient with Intra-abdominal

Large Desmoid Tumor Initially Presents with Chronic Diarrhea. Military Medicine April 16

2021. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usab144

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