Physician Assistant, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
As a certified physician assistant in Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mr. Mathews assists Dr. Thomas Davenport and other plastic and reconstructive surgeons in treating patients at the Winthrop Wound Healing Center who require reconstructive surgery as part of their wound care—a role that includes preparing patients for surgery and caring for them post-operatively. Surgical procedures he is involved in include skin grafts (in which skin taken from elsewhere on the patient is transplanted to help close a wound that has healed significantly, but requires surgical intervention to complete the healing process), fat grafts (an innovative therapy for deep wounds, in which fatty tissue containing stem cells is transplanted into the wound from another part of the patient’s body), and skin flap surgery, a procedure used for wounds to large to be closed with a skin graft, in which living tissue with an active blood supply is reconfigured to cover the wound.
Bobby graduated from the Physician Assistant program at SUNY Stony Brook in 2002, and went on to get his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Nebraska in 2008. He began his PA career in the Emergency Department of Winthrop-University Hospital, where he worked for over six years before moving to Winthrop’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery group in 2008.