Orthopedic Sports Medicine, with a focus on knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Matthew Poulsen is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, with a primary focus on knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Poulsen focuses on surgical and non-surgical treatments for adult and pediatric sports medicine-type injuries, including fractures.

Learn About Dr. Poulsen


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.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Poulsen 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.

ACL Techniques

During fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Poulsen learned the latest, recently-developed anatomic ACL surgical techniques. During surgery, it is extremely important that the ACL be reconstructed anatomically (i.e., making sure the native insertion points are recreated).

Athletics & Fitness

Dr. Poulsen is passionate about athletics and fitness. As a sports medicine physician treating active patients, he strongly feels it is important to be active and fit himself. He was a champion runner at BYU. He is currently an elite level distance runner, and was the winner of the 2013 Snow Canyon half marathon.

Understands Athletes

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.