Matthew Best, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with advanced specialty training in sports medicine and sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Best has experience caring for athletes at all levels and has served as an assistant team physician for numerous professional and collegiate sports teams, including the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, Harvard University Athletics and now works as a Team Physician with the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Department. He specializes in conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability or labral tears, cartilage injuries of the knee, ACL tears, meniscus tears, UCL injuries of the elbow (Tommy John surgery) and shoulder arthritis.
Dr. Best completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he was selected for the Frisbie Family Endowed Fellow Award. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was awarded the Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence and the Paul S. Lietman Global Health Scholarship for his outreach work in Kumasi, Ghana. Dr. Best graduated from medical school at the University of Miami, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was awarded the Benton-Stockman Medical Scholarship and the Dean’s Fund scholarship.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Best serves as the sports medicine division director of research, with a focus on improving patient outcomes, reducing complications and enhancing value-based health care delivery. He has over 100 scientific publications, book chapters and presentations at national and international meetings.