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Matthew A. Pifer, MD – Profile

Practice in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • July 2018 – Present
  • Orthopedic Surgical Practice of Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Oct 2016 – Present
  • The Spine and Orthopedic Center
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2014 – Sept 2016
  • Orthopaedic Specialists of Wilkes (under Carolinas HealthCare System)
  • Wilkesboro, NC

Post Graduate Education and Training

  • 2013-2014
  • Fellowship Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ACGME Accredited)

    Kaiser Permanente Hospital Systems

  • San Diego, CA
  • 2008-2013
  • Internship/Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery

    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

  • Royal Oak, MI

Education

  • 2004-2008
  • Doctor of Medicine

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Cleveland, OH
  • 2002-2005
  • Masters of Science in Applied Anatomy

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Cleveland, OH
  • 1997-2002
  • Bachelor of Science – Double Major in Biology & Chemistry

    Ashland University

  • Ashland, OH

Medical Licenses

  • Medical Board of California Physician and Surgeon
  • ID# A124936
  • Status: Active
  • California Department of Public health Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
  • ID# RHC00200044
  • Status: Active
  • DEA Controlled Substance
  • ID# FP3821293
  • Status: Active
  • NPI
  • ID# 1336302231
  • Status: Active

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Part 1
  • Passed
  • May 2013
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Part 2
  • Passed
  • July 2016

Professional Society Memberships

  • 2016-Present
  • California Medical Association
  • 2011-Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America(AANA) – Associate Member
  • 2008-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) – Associate Member
  • 2004-Present
  • American Medical Association

Honors/Awards

Orthopaedic Practice

  • 2017
  • Super Doctors Magazine – Southern California Rising Stars 2018 List

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

  • 2005
  • Herbert S. Steuer Memorial Award for Work in Anatomy

Ashland University

  • 2000-2001
  • NCAA Football, GLIAC Academic All-Conference
  • 1998, 2000
  • Dave Williams Science Award
  • 1999-2002
  • Fred M. Martinelli Scholarship
  • 1997-2002
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • 1997-2002
  • Beta Beta Beta, National Biology Honorary

Athletic Honors/Awards

NCAA Football: Ashland University

Team Record Holder: 3nd All time leading scorer

Team Record Holder: 2nd All time field goals in career

Special Teams Player of the Year 2001

NCAA DII Don Hansen Preseason All-American 2001

NCAA DII National Player of the Week Nov 2000

GLIAC Conference Player of the Week: Sep 1999, Nov 2000, Nov 2001

GLIAC 1st Team All-Conference: 2000, 2nd Team 2001

Team Coverage Experience

  • 2018-Present
  • High School Football: Physician to Dos Pueblos Football Team
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2017-Present
  • College Football: Physician to Santa Barbara Community College Football Team
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2016-Present
  • College Physicals: All Sports, Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2013
  • College Football: Physician to Southwestern College Football Team
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 2013
  • High School Football: Primary Physician to Chula Vista Football Team
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • 2010-2012
  • NFL: Detroit Lions: Training room and preseason physicals with Kyle Anderson M.D.
  • Detroit MI
  • 2010-2012
  • High School Football: Coverage for 7 regional teams with Joe Guettler, M.D.
  • Detroit MI

Leadership Positions

  • 2017-Present
  • Member of Cottage Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Co-Management Group
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2016
  • Head of Orthopaedic Surgical Department for Wilkes Regional Hospital
  • Wilkesboro, NC
  • 2015
  • Physician representative for Hospital IT steering committee for Wilkes Regional Medical Center
  • Wilkesboro, NC
  • 2013
  • Clinical Anatomy instructor for medical students Oakwood University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 2012-2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Resident Liaison William Beaumont Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 2009-2013
  • Applicant Review Committee
    William Beaumont Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 2005-2008
  • Tutor for 1st and 2nd year medical students
    Case School of Medicine
  • Cleveland, OH

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member

Research Publications

Topp R, Pifer M.  A Preliminary Study Into the Effect of 2 Resistance Training Modes on Proprioception of Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Performance Health. 2017. 1(1): 26-38, DOI:10.25036/jphr2017.1.1.topp   http://www.performancehealthresearch.com/article/1803

Anakwenze OA, Pifer MA, Singh A. Clavicle stress fracture after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul;23(7):e170-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.03.015. PMID:24929749

Pifer MA, Maerz T, Baker KC, Anderson K. Matrix Metalloproteinase Content and Activity in Low-Platelet, Low-Leukocyte and High-Platelet, High-Leukocyte Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the Biologic Response to Human Ligament Fibroblasts. Am J Sports Med. 2014  May;42(5):1211-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546514524710.Epub 2014 Mar 13.PMID: 24627579

Pifer M, Ashfaq K, Maerz T, Jackson A, Baker K, Anderson K. Intra- and interdisciplinary agreement in the rating of acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Nov;41(4):25-32. doi: 10.3810/psm.2013.11.2033. PMID: 24231594

Lynch JL, Pifer MA, Maerz T, Kurdziel MD, Davidson AA, Baker KC, Anderson K. The Graft Link ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: biomechanical comparison with the docking technique in both kinematics and failure tests. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Oct;41(10):2278-87. doi: 10.1177/0363546513498999. Epub 2013 Aug 12. PMID:23940203

Pifer MA, Kibuule LK, Maerz T, Studzinski DM, Baker KC, Herkowitz HN. In vitro response of human chondrocytes to a combination of growth factors and a proteinase inhibitor. Orthopedics. 2012 Jan;35(1):35-42. PMID: 22229919

Joseph SM, Pifer MA, Przybylski RJ, Dubyak GR. Methylene ATP analogs as modulators of extracellular ATP metabolism and accumulation. Br J Pharmacol. 2004 Jun 21 PMID: 15210578

Ditmyer MM, Topp R, Pifer M. Prehabilitation in preparation for orthopaedic surgery. Orthop Nurs. 2002 Sep-Oct;21(5):43-51; quiz 52-4. Review. PMID: 12432699

Book Publications/Chapters:

Sgaglione, Nicholas. Lubowitz, James. Provencher, Matthew. The Knee. AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. SLACK Inc, 2016. Chaper 12: Reconstruction of the MPFL For Instability.

Reider, Bruce. Davis, George. Provencher, Matthew. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete. Getting Back In the Game. Saunders, 2015 Chapter 28: Nonoperative Rehabilitation of Patellar Instability, Postoperative Rehabilitation after proximal realignment procedures and MPFL reconstruction.

Conferences/Courses Attended

  • Sept 2018
  • Ossur Cartilage Expert Consensus International Meeting
  • Munich, Germany
  • Aug 2018
  • Denver Bone Marrow Concentrate Biologics Course
  • Denver, CO
  • May 2018
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Apr 2018
  • Arthrex Orthopedic Technology and Innovation Forum (OTIF) West Coast
  • San Diego, CA
  • Jan 2018
  • Arthrex Orthopedic Technology and Innovation Forum (OTIF)
  • Bonita Spring, FL
  • Apr 2017
  • Arthrex Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar 2017
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • San Diego, CA
  • Feb 2016
  • DePuy Synthes Anatomic to Shoulder Arthroplasty Course
  • Tampa, FL
  • Oct 2015
  • Arthrex Greenville Shoulder Symposium
  • Greenville, SC
  • June 2014
  • San Diego Shoulder Meeting
  • San Diego, CA
  • May 2014
  • Arthrex Fellows Course
  • Naples, FL
  • Mar 2014
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Jun 2013
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Conference
  • Mackinac Island, MI
  • May 2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Chicago, IL
  • Mar 2013
  • Stryker Resident Shoulder & Elbow Dissection Course
  • Tampa, FL
  • Sept 2012
  • Exactech Fellowship Course in Shoulder Arthoplasty
  • New York, NY
  • Jun 2012
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Conference
  • Mackinac Island, MI
  • Jun 2011
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Conference
  • Mackinac Island, MI
  • Mar 2011
  • AAOS/AOSSM Sports Medicine Course: Elite Athletes to Weekend Warriors
  • Vail, CO
  • Nov 2010
  • Stryker Advanced Nailing & MIPO Techniques Dissection Course‬
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 2010
  • AAOS/OTA Resident Trauma Course
  • San Diego, CA

Consulting Agreements

  • 2017-Present
  • Pure Sports Recovery
  • Evaluate and treat Orthopedic conditions for patients in a Neuroscience
    facility, the majority of which are retired professional athletes.
  • 2017-Present
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Development of surgical instrumentation and techniques
  • 2017-Present
  • Orthobullets.com
  • Co-author of website and development of surgical techniques and videos.
  • 2017-Present
  • InTouch Health, Inc.
  • Medical systems consulting for application with telemedicine technology.

Entrepreneurial Endeavors

  • 2017-Present
  • Aurum Medical, Inc.
  • Medical consulting company. – Founder and president
  • 2015- Present
  • Kitrex, LLC
  • Medical device design company. – Co-founder

Hobbies and Interests

Family, road and mountain biking, golf, movies, craft beer, strength and conditioning training.

  • CSC
  • TSOC
  • Beaumont Hospitals
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Cottage Health