Matthew S. Wilson, M.D.
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Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
834 Chestnut Street, Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dr. Wilson grew up in Wichita, KS and spent the majority of his early years on or around the baseball diamond. The game of baseball and the discipline it requires served as the foundation for Dr. Wilson’s strong work ethic – a quality that defines him and his approach to the practice of medicine. After graduating from the University of Kansas where he was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society, Dr. Wilson applied for and was accepted into the “Teach for America” corps to work as a middle school teacher in Camden, NJ. Teach for America provided an opportunity to work with some of America’s most disadvantaged students while working to promote educational equity in an underserved community. As a direct result of his two rewarding, yet arduous, years as an educator, Dr. Wilson developed a unique perspective that emphasizes the importance of empathy and humility.
Following his two years of teaching in the classroom, Dr. Wilson attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he received numerous awards and accolades while earning his medical degree. He was inducted into the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society as a third-year medical student. In addition, he was the recipient of the P.G. Czarlinsky Family Award, which recognizes the outstanding performance and scholarly activity of a student clinician, and the Roscoe Falls Morton, MD Award for superior academic and clinical performance in Internal Medicine.
After medical school, Dr. Wilson completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was selected as the administrative Chief Resident during his final year of residency. Further solidifying his interest and commitment to education, Dr. Wilson was selected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to receive one of the Alan Levine Scholars in Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education scholarships and to attend the annual AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators. Dr. Wilson then went on to complete his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Academically, he has published articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks used as contemporary references. Dr. Wilson has specialized training in endoscopy for carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and small joint arthroscopy, and the administration of Xiaflex® for treatment of Dupuytren's contracture in the hand and fingers. His other interests include arthroplasty of the hand, wrist and elbow; traumatic and post-traumatic upper extremity reconstruction; peripheral nerve injuries; amputee care; and spinal cord injury patients.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young sons. He is an avid sports fan with a religious love for Phillies baseball and KU Jayhawks basketball.