Matthew J. Gilbert, MD is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician who specializes in the evaluation and non-surgical treatment in a range of patients including elite athletes, children, non-athletes, hurt-on-the-job patients, senior citizens, and everything in between.
A Memphis native, Dr. Gilbert is a Houston High School graduate and received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the University of Alabama’s Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship programs.
He is proficient in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in patients of all ages. He is also experienced in the management of a number of general medical conditions like sports-related concussions, exertional heat illness, and cardiac issues in the athletic population.
During his time in Tuscaloosa, Dr. Gilbert served as a member of the medical staff for the Crimson Tide, covering several programs including the women’s basketball team, the SEC champion gymnastics and softball teams, and the national championship football team.
Apart from university athletics, Dr. Gilbert has experience in covering high school state championship events, regional and national endurance sporting events, and mixed martial arts and boxing matches. He also served as head team physician for Brookwood High School and Holt High School in the Tuscaloosa area. Dr. Gilbert’s current sports medicine coverage includes Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, the Memphis Redbirds, and Evangelical Christian School
He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.