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Matthew Pifer, MD

Matthew Pifer, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Specializes in complex minimally invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgical techniques, as well as other general Orthopedic issues.

Dr. Matthew Pifer is a board certified Orthopedic surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA that is fellowship trained in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Pifer specializes in complex minimally invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgical techniques, as well as other general Orthopedic issues.

Dr. Pifer attended college on an NCAA Football scholarship at Ashland University in Ashland, Oh, where he was a 4-year starter and is the 3rd highest scorer in the school’s football history. During that time Dr. Pifer doubled majored in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology and received numerous honors for academics as well as his football career.

Dr. Pifer went on to attend medical school at the highly ranked Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Pifer did most his Orthopedic medical school training at the Cleveland Clinic, currently ranked #3 in the nation for Orthopedic surgical programs.

Dr. Pifer completed his Orthopedic surgical residency program at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, MI. Beaumont is widely known as one of U.S. News top ranked hospitals in the nation and has one of the highest surgical volumes for Orthopedic procedures in the country. During this time Dr. Pifer mentored under the notable Dr. Kyle Anderson, the NFL Detroit Lions head team physician.

After residency Dr. Pifer advanced further in a specialized fellowship training program in Orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy in San Diego, CA at the renowned Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Sports Medicine group.

Dr. Pifer’s most recent training was under Dr. Daniel Cooper the NFLs Dallas Texas Cowboys head physician and the inventor of a new innovative technique of single portal arthroscopy. This technique can be utilized in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries to perform surgery with fewer and smaller incisions than your usual surgical approach.

Through Dr. Pifer’s career he has provided care to countless recreational, high school, college, and professional athletes and has authored countless articles, scientific papers, and book chapters on sports related injuries and general Orthopedic topics.