Agnella Izzo Matic, PhD, CMPP

Dr. Agnella Izzo Matic

Hi, I’m Agnella (pronounced on-YEL-la; it’s Italian). I am a freelance medical writer and certified medical publication professional (CMPP) serving healthcare innovators who want to clarify their scientific advances.

Why me? I am a curious STEM enthusiast (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with a passion for education and communicating science to non-specialists. A native of Connecticut, I hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and a BE in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. I love finding solutions to existing biomedical problems, especially as it relates to therapeutic medical devices.

I transitioned from an academic research position (Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University) to medical writing to better align my talents and my interests in science. I am a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and hold an Essential Skills certificate from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

With an internationally-recognized research portfolio in biomedical engineering, I have authored 21 peer-reviewed publications and spoken at 29 scientific conferences. My research has been featured in Nature Photonics, MIT Technology Review, and New Scientist, among others.

I fulfill my passion to support medical writing professionals and women in STEM by being an active member of the American Medical Writers Association, the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals, and the Association for Women in Science, where I edit the quarterly AWIS Magazine.

Off hours, you can find me enjoying home-cooked food, especially meals that go well with Cholula. I get excited when I can use my soldering iron to fix a loose wire. In a former life, I loved to ride my sport-touring motorcycle.

How will I help you? I provide rapid service to researchers, physicians, and healthcare companies to craft science documents with meticulous attention to detail. Let me step in when you don’t have the time or expertise to compose a compelling, audience-appropriate message. I am available for on-site work in Connecticut, Boston, and New York City.

What do others say? Clients praise my “consistent professionalism,” “wonderful, reader-friendly articles,” and “clarity,
not dumbed-down content.” Responses from my annual survey show that 100% of my clients would refer me to a colleague and work with me again.

Email me today and tell me what you want to learn about scientific publication. I’d love to hear from you.