Dr. Matthew Poulsen

Dr. Matthew Poulsen is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, with a primary focus on knee and shoulder surgery.

Matthew R. Poulsen, M.D.

Dr. Poulsen  focuses on surgical and non-surgical treatments for adult and pediatric sports medicine-type injuries, including fractures.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at Brigham Young University (BYU), he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Next, he completed his Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, where he worked closely with the university’s sports teams and physicians. While in Kentucky, Dr. Poulsen learned the latest techniques relating to knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Poulsen is passionate about athletics and fitness. As a sports medicine physician treating active patients, he feels strongly that he should be active and fit. 

Dr. Poulsen was a champion Track and Cross Country runner while at BYU, and has continued running during his medical career. In 2014, he placed sixth overall in the St. George Marathon and first overall in the American Fork and Snow Canyon half marathons. 

Having experienced many athletic injuries himself, Dr. Poulsen understands the need and desire to return to sports and other activities as soon as possible. Also, based on his experience, he is able to be empathetic to the emotional difficulties associated with temporarily being “out of the game” because of injury.

Dr. Poulsen is an exceptionally skilled surgeon and is thrilled with the opportunity to serve patients in Utah. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than helping patients “get back in the game” and resume sports and other activities.

When not helping patients, Dr. Poulsen enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. 

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