Dr. Matthew's approach to patient care is very simple: treat every patient as you would want to be treated and as you would want a loved one treated. More precisely, listen to their concerns, not just their medical problems.
Dr. Mathews has had many years experience in the field of neurosurgery and spine surgery and is very knowledgeable in his practice. He is also a doctor who cares, which comes from thoughtful and thorough communication.
Dr. Mathews received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident in neurosurgery at the Los Angeles County General Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Following his residency, he served as the Commanding Officer of the 933rd Neurosurgical Detachment, U.S. Army in The Republic of Vietnam. As an Associate Clinical Professor at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mathews gives classroom lectures and tutored medical students in the operating room during his surgical practice years. He has served as President of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons and currently serves as the Chairman of the American Board of Spinal Surgery. He is also Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Academy and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mathews' numerous accolades include the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the joint meeting of the International College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons.