Dr. Matarese received the Delaware Valley Stroke Council's Lifetime Achievement award as Stroke Physician of the year in 2010. He also received the Power Ambassador award for 2011 from the American Stroke Association Power to End Stroke. Dr. Matarese also received the NAACP Community Service Award for Stroke Awareness Program in 2007. He has inserted the message of stroke preparedness into national television, cooking shows and sports events. He has provided interviews to discuss stroke signs and the need for emergency treatment on most major television networks. He also conducted a mock stroke live on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts to emphasize the importance of emergency stroke care. He has been featured on multiple talk radio programs.
Dr. Matarese received his medical degree from The College of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ.He completed his post-graduate education from University Hospital, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Matarese is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Matarese sits on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Region chapter of the American Stroke Association, for which he also serves as a National Spokesperson for the "Power to End Stroke Program." He is a former Director for both the Youth Ambassador for "Stroke Awareness Program" and "Gospel Night for Stroke Awareness Program." He is nationally recognized speaker for the American Heart and American Stroke Association.