Matthew D Eberly


Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Vaccine preventable infections; neonatal fever


University of Notre Dame, B.S., 1999
Medical College of Georgia, M.D., 2003
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Pediatric Residency, 2006
National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2009


Matthew Eberly, Col, USAF, MC is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a ROTC scholarship and received a B.S. in Preprofessional Studies in 1999, prior to obtaining his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 2003 through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed training in Pediatrics at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, and then received fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at USUHS/Walter Reed. Upon completion of his ID fellowship in 2009, he served as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency at the National Capital Consortium before being chosen as the Pediatric Clerkship Director under the Reformed Curriculum at USUHS in 2012. He created 12 new sites across the country to train medical students in the fundamentals of pediatrics during their 5-week core clerkship. Dr. Eberly also developed a series of high-quality educational modules and an online lecture series for both the students and their faculty preceptors. Since the creation of his “New Preceptor Start-Up Package” and teaching modules, the national organization Council of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) has endorsed and adopted the faculty development package and placed it on their website as an instructional tool for pediatricians across the country. His videos collectively have over 50K views. Following his role in undergraduate medical education at USUHS, Dr. Eberly then served as the Program Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship from 2016-2021. In 2021, Dr. Eberly received a Master Clinician assignment at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Col Eberly is currently the Chief of Inpatient Pediatrics at BAMC and serves as the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant to the United States Air Force Surgeon General. In addition to his clinical and teaching duties, he has been active in research, with over 20 peer-reviewed publications and the only military pediatrician to have won all 4 categories of the AAP Section of Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Competition. His current research interests include neonatal fever and the epidemiology of pediatric infections to include Group B Streptococcus, rotavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, Clostridioides difficile, Haemophilus influenzae, and pneumococcus.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Chief, Inpatient Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center: May 2023 - Present

Chief Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Pediatric Infectious Diseases: May 2021 - Present

Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, National Capital Consortium: June 2016 - June 2021

Associate Program Director, National Capital Consortium Pediatric Residency: 2009-2015; 2018-2020

Director, USUHS Pediatric Clerkship: July 2012 - May 2016

Reviewer: Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Pediatrics in Review; Pediatrics; Pediatric Research; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal; JAMA Pediatrics; European Infectious Disease Journal; Military Medicine; Clinical Pediatrics

2016: COMSEP Teacher/Educator Award

2016: AOA Medical Honor Society; Gold Humanism Honor Society

2013: Staff Physician Teacher of the Year, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

AAP Section of Uniformed Services, Annual Scientific Awards Competition: Howard Johnson Award (2005), Leo Geppert Award (2007), Ogden Bruton Award (2009), Andrew Margileth Award (2010)

Representative Bibliography

Eberly MD, Susi A, Adams DJ, Love CS, Nylund CM. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients With Healthcare Facility-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection. Mil Med 2022;187(7-8)

Donahue ML, Eberly MD, Rajnik M. Tele-TB: Using TeleMedicine to Increase Access to Directly Observed Therapy for Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Mil Med 2021;186(Supp 1):25-31

Nugent J, Childers M, Singh-Miller N, Howard R, Eberly MD. Risk of Meningitis in Infants Aged 29 to 90 Days with Urinary Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr 2019;212:102

Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Rajnik M, Nylund CM. Risk Factors for Community-Associate Clostridium difficile Infection in Children. J Pediatr 2017;186:105-9.

Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Goudie A, Nylund CM. Rising Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infections in Hospitalized Children in the United States. Hosp Pediatr 2016;6:404-11.

Helfrich AM, Nylund CM, Eberly MD, Eide MB, Stagliano DR. Healthy late-preterm infants born 33-36 +6 weeks gestational age have higher risk for respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization. Early Hum Dev 2015;91:541-6.

Stark CM, Rogers PL, Eberly MD, Nylund CM. Association of prematurity with the development of infantile pyloric stenosis. Pediatr Res 2015;78:218-22.

Eberly MD, Eide MB, Thompson JL, Nylund CM. Azithromycin in early infancy and Pyloric Stenosis. Pediatrics 2015;135:484-8.

Stagliano DR, Nylund CM, Eide MB, Eberly MD. Children with Down Syndrome are high risk for Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease. J Pediatr 2015;166:703-9.

Eberly MD, Gorman GH, Eide MB, Olsen CH, Rajnik M. The effect of rotavirus immunization on rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalization rates in military dependents. Vaccine 2011;29:650-9.