Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

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Dr. Matthew Kern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
more than 55% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 50% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 43% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kern "Dr. Matthew B. Kern is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 17 years His is skilled in general neurosurgery and specializes in complex spinal procedures, the surgical treatment of brain tumors as well as the treatment of traumatic injuries to the brain, spine and spinal cord. Dr. Kern has a special expertise in minimally invasive procedures and artifical cervical and lumbaqr disk arthroplasty. He also performs dorsal column stimulation and peripheral nerve surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Hamilton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Matthew Kern, MD
Post op 2 weeks after C2-C7. Off pain meds and feeling great. Dr. Kern and his staff are extremely friendly and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who may have to have this type of surgery.
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Richard Carver in Enterprise – Aug 26, 2017
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Dr. Kern cleaned up my ruptured disc leaving me with no pain and once again able to feel my right leg and toes. He's the best! Christine is a dear, too
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Kathy Getto in Niceville, FL – Jul 07, 2017
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He operated on my spine and all the hardware fell out,he supposedly fixed it and when I got X-rays of my back it showed that it fell out again,that's twice,I took cd of procedure to him and he lied to my face stating everything is great. I took same cd to another surgeon and in only 5 minutes they...Read More
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Francis in Manorville,ny – Mar 23, 2017
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He is my hero. I had a badly ruptured lumbar disc pinching my sciatic nerve. My pain level was a constant t 10 leaving me completely debilitated. He diagnosed the problem quickly with an MRI and operated in two days. I am healed and pain free. He is to the point but kind and caring, and takes...Read More
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Phyllis Blazier in Milton, FL – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr Kern is one of the best doctors I think I have ever seen. He goes out of his way to take care of his patients and listens to his patients and talks about any decisions that need to be made in the patients care. I would not hesitate to have him perform any additional surgeries I might need.
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Richard in Pensacola, FL – Jan 09, 2017
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