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Matthew Glidden, MD, named chief quality officer for Upstate University Hospital

Matthew Glidden, MD, has been appointed chief quality officer for Upstate University Hospital. The appointment was effective Dec. 22, 2022.

Glidden has served as interim chief quality officer since June 2021. As interim, Glidden has redesigned Upstate’s Quality Management System and has championed efforts to develop data-supported strategies to improve quality. He has actively championed efforts to reduce overall and sepsis-related mortality.  He has also been an active partner with Dr. Housam Hegazy in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) efforts. All while continuing to serve as a role model for clinical care delivery.  

“We are fortunate to have Dr Glidden in this important role at Upstate,” said Chief Medical Officer Amy Tucker, MD, in announcing the appointment. “He has made great contributions to our quality mission in his interim role and we look forward to further successes ahead.”

Glidden serves as chair of multiple Upstate quality committees, including the Quality Management Oversight, Weekly Event Review and Clinical Quality Improvement Committees.  

Glidden joined Upstate Medical University in 2006 and has served as the director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, the medical director of Utilization Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement, and as the associate chief medical officer.

Glidden earned his medical degree from Upstate in 2003 and completed at Upstate an internal medicine internship, residency and chief residency. He has received numerous awards for his work and leadership, including of the Faculty Gold Standard Award, Upstate President’s Award, Best Hospital Award and Resident Teaching Award.