Duluth, MN – Matthew Thomas Davies, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Healthcare Professional in the Medical field for his outstanding work at Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth.
A board-eligible neurosurgeon, Dr. Davies has been practicing with Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth for the past two years as a partner in the practice. He sees patients at the offices in Duluth and Hibbing Clinic and Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids. Bringing his expertise to the Northland, his specialties include general neurosurgery, spine surgery, spinal deformity, spinal oncology, pain management, minimally invasive SI-joint fusion, cervical disc replacement, and lumbar disc replacement.
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that affect any portion of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, certain types of birth defects, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Davies was drawn to the medical field while growing up because his good friend’s father passed away from cancer, so he wanted to go into the medical field to help people suffering from illness. He is very excited to practice in his hometown, where he grew up. The doctor hopes to work with the University of Duluth Medical School to mentor aspiring medical professionals. He enjoys working with medical companies to find innovative and new treatments in spine surgery.
“I get to see my patients in their most humbling of circumstances and come up with a solution for them to help fix their pain,” Dr. Davies states.
Before embarking on his professional journey, Dr. Davies received his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Vermont College of Medicine while earning Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors. He then completed his residency within the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and trained at Parkland Hospital, UTSW, the North Texas VA Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. After that, Dr. Davies served as a neurological surgery CAST Spine Fellow in spinal deformity and spinal oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He received additional training and certification in SI joint fusion through SI-Fuse/SI-Bone, cervical disc replacement through Mobi-C, and lumbar disc replacement through Activ-L.
In association with various professional affiliations, Dr. Davies is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the College of Neurological Surgeons, the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical, and Dental Associations, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. The doctor’s hospital affiliations include Lakewalk Surgery Center and St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, and Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing.
On a personal note, the doctor enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, his daughter is four and a half, and his son is three years old.
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