Dr. Matthew Philips

Dr. Matthew Philips

Matthew Frank Philips, MD, is Director and Chairman of The Brain and Spine Center, Southcoast Hospitals Group, Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a founding partner of the Cayman Spine Institute.

Dr. Matthew Philips is a United States board certified neurosurgeon, who brings with him some of the most advanced surgical techniques of the brain and spine to the Institute. After graduating from Yale School of Medicine in 1993, he went on to complete his neurological surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he acquired specialized fellowship training in complex and reconstructive spinal surgery. After leaving Philadelphia, Dr. Philips went on to open his own neurosurgical program in Massachusetts. He now serves as the Director and Chief of the Southcoast Brain and Spine Center, a multidisciplinary institute specializing in the comprehensive management of surgical and nonsurgical care of the brain and spine. This practice has recently acquired national recognition as one of the top neurosurgical practices in the United States. Dr. Philips has also been involved in extensive research activities and has published multiple papers in peer review journals. Most notably, he investigated the reparative effects of stem cell transplantation into the traumatically injured brain. With this experience, Dr. Philips has a special interest in reparative and regenerative medicine. He has a special interest in stem cell transplantation as well as the most up to date procedures in spinal conditions. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, microsurgery, laser surgery, spinal fusion, cervical and lumbar disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery, spinal tumors, and revision spine surgery for failed back problems.