Matthew Decker, MD, MBA, MPH is an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida. In 2002 he enlisted in the United States Army as a respiratory therapist, quickly rising to the rank of Sergeant. He subsequently obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2009. In 2013 he completed his medical degree and master’s in public health from New York Medical College.
After medical school, Dr. Decker began his neurosurgical training at the University of Florida. During residency he served as a representative to the Housestaff Quality Committee, was an elected resident representative to the Graduate Medical Education Committee, served as a resident representative to the Florida Neurosurgical Society, received the Tom Ellis Neurosurgical Research Award, and was a Socioeconomic Fellow of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. In addition, he concurrently obtained a master’s in business administration from the University of Florida. Upon completion of his neurosurgical residency he joined the neurosurgery faculty at the University of Florida.
Dr. Decker provides care to patients with all general neurosurgical conditions. He has a specific clinical interest in treating spinal pathologies such as traumatic injuries, degenerative spine, spinal tumors, and infectious conditions. He utilizes various surgical techniques from minimally invasive approaches to complex spinal correction as well as collaborates with his non-surgical colleagues within the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center in order to best address his patients’ conditions.