Matthew W. Lube, MD, is currently the director of outpatient services for Orlando Health. Dr. Lube joined Orlando Health’s Department of Surgical Education as an associate program director of the General Surgery Residency in 2003. He is a member of Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery, and is board certified in general surgery with added qualifications in surgical critical care.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Lube completed his general surgery residency at Orlando Health. After five years of private practice, he decided to further his education in the subspecialty field of critical care and trauma, and returned to Orlando Health to complete a surgical critical care fellowship.
Dr. Lube currently holds academic appointments with Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Seminole State College, where he is the medical director for the respiratory therapy program. He is a certified course director for the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course, and is also a course director for the ACS Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. He has served as the University of Central Florida College of Medicine’s surgical clerkship director since 2010.
Dr. Lube’s clinical interests include trauma and emergency surgery, burn surgery and critical care services for the injured. He is actively involved in hospital quality initiatives, serving on several committees. Additionally, Dr. Lube is Orlando Health’s surgeon champion for the American College of Surgeon’s National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP).
Dr. Lube is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Florida Committee on Trauma and the Association for Surgical Education. He speaks at several conferences each year, including the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine where he is a past president. His research has been published in multiple textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.