About Dr. Matthews
Dr. Matthews grew up in a small town with a mother and father who were family care doctors. His parents were active in recreational programs for disabled athletes, and he accompanied them, which sparked an interest in this endeavor that continues to this day. He has volunteered for an adaptive skiing program in Arizona for more than 20 years and has also been involved in the Wounded Warrior Project®.
Dr. Matthews received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed his medical training. After receiving his medical degree, he moved to Arizona and pursued his internship in general surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. His residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at the Phoenix Affiliated Orthopedic Residency Program, in conjunction with Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Children’s Services, and Phoenix Veterans’ Medical Center.
Committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Matthews is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and Maricopa Medical Society. He received recertification in adult reconstruction from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2015. Dr. Matthews is also an associate clinical professor at Midwestern University and teaches orthopedic techniques to trainee and veteran orthopedic surgeons, with an emphasis on revision knee and hip procedures.
Dr. Matthews believes strongly in staying updated on the latest orthopedic techniques, much of which are learned at courses he takes to fulfill continuing medical education credit hours. When these techniques have proven efficacy, he incorporates them into clinical practice. His ultimate goal is to offer patients minimally invasive techniques that provide the best possible outcomes.
I always try to offer my patients the latest and greatest in orthopedic care, but will only do so when these technologies are proven to work.
Dr. Matthews enjoys spending some of his leisure time in a pursuit that has been near and dear to his heart since his youth—recreational programs for disabled athletes. For more than 20 years, he has continued this tradition through Sunrise Adaptive Sports in the White Mountains of Arizona, and he has also been involved in the Wounded Warrior Project®. When his children were young, he coached soccer and was active in youth hockey for more than 20 years.
Dr. Matthews and his wife appreciate being able to enjoy outdoor activities year-round in the beautiful Arizona weather. He likes to hike and considers himself an avid mountain biker.
Dr. Matthews offers a full suite of comprehensive ORTHOPEDIC CARE services
What People Are saying About Dr. Matthews
The best or one of the best knee, hip doctors in the United States.
I have been a patient of Dr. Matthews for many years and am very happy with him.
Go to Dr. Matthews and you will not regret it. He is a top notch doctor, and I would not hesitate to call him regarding any further problems I may have!
Dr. Matthews is a no-nonsense kind of doctor and the best in town.
Education and Experience
To maintain board certification, an orthopedic surgeon must complete 120 hours of continuing medical education every three years. Dr. Matthews sees this as a great opportunity to stay apprised of and learn advanced technologies. He has extensive experience in counseling both patients and trainee orthopedists. Dr. Matthews has taught a variety of classes ranging from basic science for orthopedic residents to lectures for physical therapists in the orthopedic community.
Dr. Matthews also serves as a consultant to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Phoenix Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He was previously chairman of the Surgery Department’s Utilization Review Committee at Valley Lutheran Hospital. He has admitting privileges at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center, and Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Certifications And Memberships
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons