Matthew Dartt B.S., R.T.

Assistant Director of Respiratory Therapy

Matthew Dartt is a full time clinician and Assistant Director in the Respiratory Therapy Department at University of California Los Angeles, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. He has 11 years of clinical experience at UCLA working in the Operating rooms, PICU's, ICU's, Emergency Department and in the Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic. He works closely with the department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and department of Pediatric Pulmonology with an interest in chronic disease management. This has led him to specialize in caring for outpatients and inpatients with Cystic Fibrosis over the last 7 years. He has helped the adult and pediatric CF centers at UCLA grow in the in and outpatient settings. He provides training for Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists and Nurses in various airway clearance techniques and devices. He participates in organizing and lecturing at the annual UCLA Cystic Fibrosis education day. He has attended NACFC for the past for the past 5 years. He has an interest in quality improvement and promoting Respiratory Therapy. He works closely with UCLA's interventional pulmonologist and assisted in the development and growth of the interventional bronchoscopy program at UCLA. He has a strong interest in incorporating exercise into the inpatient treatment regimen for CF patients admitted for pulmonary exacerbations, which led him to evaluate patients with the use of NIOV during exercise in the inpatient setting presented at the 2017 NACFC.