Matthew J. Matava

Matthew J. Matava, MD

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Specializes In
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Orthopedics, sports-related injuries in adults and children, including ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, pediatric orthopedic knee disorders

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division



Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Professor, Physical Therapy
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Publications & Research

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1994 Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surg, Cincinnati Sports Med and Orthopedic Center, Cincinnati, OH


1993 Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Degree

1987 University Of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Financial Disclosures
  • Arthrex
    • Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,000 - $19,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2023

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