Biography and Qualifications
James J.L. Mateka is the co-founder of HM Healthcare Partners, LLC. In his position, as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Clinical Research, James brings both higher education and professional experience to his clients. Mateka is a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate. In 2015, James graduated from the prestigious Rush University Medical Center with a Master of Science (M.S.) in clinical research administration. During his time at Rush, earning a 4.0 G.P.A., he was honored with the quintessential Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Over the course of the last decade, James has served as a Clinical Research Coordinator across multiple therapeutic areas including, but not limited to cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, general surgery, colon and rectal surgery, oncology and primary care. Serving as the regulatory manager for the entire Department of Surgery at a large academic institution in South Florida, Mateka pioneered a system to maintain numerous research approvals across all research governing bodies such as Institutional Review Boards (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Outside of Clinical research coordination, Mateka has published in several reputable peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Surgical Endoscopy and Annals of Surgical Oncology.