Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine


Loma Linda University


Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Matthew Bock is the medical director of the pediatric heart failure and transplantation program at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego and an associate professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Bock graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, prior to post-doctoral training at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Northwestern University. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Additionally, he is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT), Pediatric Heart Transplant Society (PHTS), Advanced Cardiac Therapies Innovating Outcomes Network (ACTION), and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

Dr. Bock has over twenty peer-reviewed publications, has written a book chapter, and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences on heart failure and transplantation.

Dr. Bock is married to his beautiful wife, Diana, and they enjoy spending time outdoors together and with their cats.




Effects of universal critical CHD screening of neonates at a mid-sized California congenital cardiac surgery centre
Robin Miller, Timothy Martens, Upinder Jodhka, Jade Tran, Richard Lion, Matthew J Bock

Fontan-associated plastic bronchitis waitlist and heart transplant outcomes: A PHTS analysis
David W Bearl, Ryan Cantor, Devin Koehl, Jeffrey G Gossett, Matthew J Bock, Nancy Halnon, Lauren Glass, Vernat Exil, Courtney Musselwhite, James K Kirklin, Justin Godown, Chitra Ravishankar

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Michael A McCulloch, Ashwin K Lal, Kenneth Knecht, Ryan J Butts, Chet R Villa, Jonathan N Johnson, Jennifer Conway, Matthew J Bock, Kurt R Schumacher, Sabrina P Law, Joshua M Friedland-Little, Shriprasad R Deshpande, Shawn C West, Irene D Lytrivi, Katheryn E Gambetta, Carol A Wittlieb-Weber

Risk Factors for Cardiac and Non-cardiac Causes of Death in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Carol A Wittlieb-Weber, Kenneth R Knecht, Chet R Villa, Chentel Cunningham, Jennifer Conway, Matthew J Bock, Katheryn E Gambetta, Ashwin K Lal, Kurt R Schumacher, Sabrina P Law, Shriprasad R Deshpande, Shawn C West, Joshua M Friedland-Little, Irene D Lytrivi, Michael A McCulloch, Ryan J Butts, David R Weber, Jonathan N Johnson

The landscape of cardiovascular care in pediatric cancer patients and survivors: a survey by the ACC Pediatric Cardio-Oncology Work Group
Thomas D Ryan, William L Border, Carissa Baker-Smith, Ana Barac, Matthew J Bock, Mary M Canobbio, Nadine F Choueiter, Devyani Chowdhury, Katheryn E Gambetta, Julie S Glickstein, Lavanya Kondapalli, Seema Mital, Vasum Peiris, Russell J Schiff, Robert L Spicer, Jeffrey A Towbin, Ming Hui Chen

Elective left pulmonary artery embolisation for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations secondary to cavopulmonary anastomoses not responsive to heart transplantation: a case report
Caroline M Bebawy, Brent M Gordon, Matthew J Bock

Transition from intravenous treprostinil to enteral selexipag in an infant with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Rachel Koo, Jennifer Lo, Matthew J Bock

Use of advanced heart failure therapies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Carol A Wittlieb-Weber, Chet R Villa, Jennifer Conway, Matthew J Bock, Katheryn E Gambetta, Jonathan N Johnson, Ashwin K Lal, Kurt R Schumacher, Sabrina P Law, Shriprasad R Deshpande, Shawn C West, Joshua M Friedland-Little, Irene D Lytrivi, Michael A McCulloch, Ryan J Butts, David R Weber, Kenneth R Knecht

The importance of preconception and prenatal genetic evaluation in heart transplant individuals and fetal and postnatal cardiac monitoring in their offspring
Yin Liu, Matthew J Bock, June-Anne Gold

Cancer recurrence and mortality after pediatric heart transplantation for anthracycline cardiomyopathy: A report from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) group
Matthew J Bock, Elfriede Pahl, Paolo G Rusconi, Gerard J Boyle, John J Parent, Clare J Twist, James K Kirklin, Elizabeth Pruitt, Daniel Bernstein

New-onset diabetes mellitus after heart transplantation in children - Incidence and risk factors
Swati Sehgal, Matthew J Bock, Hannah Louks Palac, Wendy J Brickman, Jeffrey G Gossett, Bradley S Marino, Carl L Backer, Elfriede Pahl

Donor-recipient height ratio and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation
Anjlee Patel, Matthew J Bock, Adi Wollstein, Khanh Nguyen, Stefano Malerba, Irene D Lytrivi

Pediatric cardiac retransplantation: Waitlist mortality stratified by age and era
Matthew J Bock, Khanh Nguyen, Stefano Malerba, Kimberly Harrison, Emilia Bagiella, Bruce D Gelb, Sean P Pinney, Irene D Lytrivi

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