Matthew Gary, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery

Emory University School of Medicine

Phone: 404-778-3350

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South
Suite 3000

Atlanta , Georgia 30329

Education

  • Medical School, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 2008
  • Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2009
  • Residency , Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2014
  • Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2015

Biography

Matthew Gary,MD attended medical school at the University of Florida where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha for academic excellence.  Following medical school, he moved to Atlanta and completed residency training in neurological surgery at Emory University. During residency Dr. Gary gave numerous presentations at local and national neurosurgical society meetings and received research awards at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Georgia Neurosurgical Society.  He went on to complete a complex and minimally invasive spine fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital under the tutelage of Drs. Barth Green, Allen Levi and Michael Wang. 

Dr. Gary is interested in all facets of spine health and maximizing patients’ quality of life with a focus on minimally invasive spine surgery.  During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. 

Honors and Awards

  • Sherry Apple Resident Research Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013Best Resident Research Presentation Award, Georgia Neurosurgical Society 2013
  • Highest Overall Board Score Award, Emory University 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Florida College of Medicine 2007
  • Academic Perfection Award, University of Florida College of Medicine 2004-2006Medical Guild First Year Basic Science Award, UF Medical Guild 2005
  • Two-Year Scholar, University of Florida 2004
  • Presidents Honor Roll, University of Florida 2002-2004
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of Pittsburgh 2001-2002
  • University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh 2001
  • Advanced Placement (AP) National Scholar 2001
  • Volunteer of the Month, Vitas Hospice 2001

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member 2008-Present
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member 2008-Present
  • Neurosurgery Program Evaluation Committee, Emory University 2011-2015
  • Grady Hospital Neurosurgery Faculty Search Committee, Emory University 2013
  • Neurosurgery Residency Selection Committee, Emory University 2013
  • Medical Selection Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine 2007
  • LCME Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine 2006-2007
  • Surgery Interest Group, President 2005-2006
  • Project Haiti, Public Health Coordinator 2005-2006
  • Equal Access Clinic, Volunteer 2004-2007
  • American Medical Association, Member 2004-2007
  • Florida Medical Association, Member 2004-2007

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Cadaver Course CNS, Boston 2014
  • Spinal Deformity and Peripheral Nerve AANS, Baltimore 2012
  • Fundamentals in Spine Surgery for Residents AANS, Chicago 2011
  • Skull Base and Intraventricular Neuroendoscopy – A Hands on Course, Atlanta 2011
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Residents AANS, Cleveland 2010
  • Pituitary Day: A Case-Based Update on Pituitary Disorders, Atlanta 2008

PRESENTATIONS

  •  Gary MF, Holland CM, Olson JJ. Intra-operative neuronavigation utilizing coregistered functional and diffusion tensor MRI for the resection of lesions adjacent to eloquent cerebral structures: Implementation and initial experience. Georgia Neurosurgical Society, Atlanta, GA. December 2014.
  •  Gary MF, Viggeswarapu M, Oliver C, Bargouti M, Teklemariam M, Sangadala S, Titus L, Boden SD.
  • LMP knockout mice have reduced spine trabecular bone density on micro-computed tomography due to decreased BMP responsiveness. Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. Oct 2013.
  • Gary MF, Boden SD, Sreedhara Sangadala. The molecular basis for disc degeneration and the search for novel therapies. Georgia Neurosurgical Society Spring Meeting, Sea Island, GA. May 2013.
  • Gary MF, Boden SD, Sreedhara Sangadala. Small molecule therapies for treatment of disc degeneration. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Atlanta, GA. May 2013. 
  • Gary MF, Holland CM, Refai D. Anterior versus Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Thoracic Corpectomy: A Retrospective Review of Consecutive Cases. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Phoenix, AZ. March 2013.
  • Gary MF, Chern JJ, Grattan-Smith D, Reisner A. Spinal Cord Infarction Following Minor Trauma: Fibrocartilaginous Embolism as a Putative Cause. Georgia Neurosurgical Society, Atlanta, GA. November 2012.
  • Gary MF. Inflammatory Pseudotumor in a Patient with a History of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Georgia Neurosurgical Society, Atlanta, GA. November 20, 2010.
  • Gary MF. Os Odontoideum. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Atlanta, GA. April 2009. ABSTRACTS
  • Baum GR, Gary MF, Barrow DL, Pradilla G. Factors Related to External Ventricular Drain-associated
  • Infections at Grady Memorial Hospital. Science of GME. Atlanta, GA. June 2014.
  • Gary MF, Viggeswarapu M, Oliver C, Bargouti M, Teklemariam M, Sangadala S, Titus L, Boden SD. LMP knockout mice have reduced spine trabecular bone density on micro-computed tomography due to decreased BMP responsiveness. Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. Oct 2013.
  • C. Oliver, M. Viggeswarapu, M.F. Gary, M. Bargouti, M. Teklemariam, S. Sangadala, L. Titus, S.D. Boden. Pdlim7 (LMP) Knock-Out Mice Display Decreased Trabecular Bone Density in the Spine and Femur with Micro-Computed Tomography. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 64th National Meeting. October 2013.
  • M. Viggeswarapu, M.F. Gary, C. Oliver, M. Bargouti, M. Teklemariam, S. Sangadala, L. Titus, S.D. Boden. Pdlim7 (LMP) Knock-Out Mice Display a Significant Decrease in Trabecular Bone Volume.
  • The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. October 2013.
  • Gary MF, Holland CM, Refai D. Anterior versus Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Thoracic Corpectomy: A Retrospective Review of Consecutive Cases. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. March 2013.
  • Gary MF, Chern JJ, Grattan-Smith D, Kebriaei M, Reisner A. Spinal Cord Infarction Following Minor Trauma in Children: Fibrocartilaginous Embolism as a Putative Cause. 41st Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery. St. Louis, MO. November 2012.
  • Kebriaei M, Arenivas A, Reisner A, Gary MF, Burks K, Bearden DJ, Burns TC, Chern JJ. Impact of Hydrocephalus, Birth Weight, and Epilepsy on Intellectual Ability in Cerebral Palsy. 41st Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery. St. Louis, MO. November 2012.
  • Gary MF, Riley J, Boulis NM. Novel Approaches to Improve Percutaneous Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation: A Retrospective Series. Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. Oct 16-21, 2010.
  • Gary MF, Seignourel P, Crucian GP, Williams LN, Okun MS, Fernandez HH. Depression in Parkinson's Disease Tracks Cognitive Decline Globally. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. San Diego, CA. April 2006.

Research

  • Gary, MF, Smith JS, Deckey JE. Radiographs in the workup of the spine surgery patient. Clinical Decision Support. 2015 (Submitted)
  • Gary MF, Wang MY. Awake Spinal Surgery. Contemp Spine Surg. 2015. (Accepted)
  • Holland CM, Bass DI, Gary MF, Howard BM, Refai D. Thoracic Lateral Extracavitary Corpectomy for Anterior Column Reconstruction with Expandable and Static Titanium Cages: Clinical Outcomes and Surgical Considerations in a Consecutive Case Series. Clin Neurol and Neurosurg. 2014 Feb; 129:37-43.
  • Gary MF*, Viggeswarapu M*, Oliver C, Teklemariam M, Sangadala S, Titus L, Boden SD. LMP knockout mice have reduced spine trabecular bone density on micro-computed tomography due to decreased BMP responsiveness. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug;61 Suppl 1:182-6.
  • Ormond DR, Bouras A, Moore M, Gary M, Province P, Prabhu R, Egan KM, Rangaraju S, Appin, C, Hadjipanayis C, Nabors B, Voloschin A, Olson JJ: Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nerve Tumors in Gansler T (ed) American Cancer Society Textbook of Cancer, Accepted February 20, 2014, In Press.
  • Reisner A, Gary MF, Chern JJ, Grattan-Smith D. Spinal cord infarction following minor trauma in children: Fibrocartilagenous embolism as a putative cause. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Apr;11(4):445-50.
  • Fernandez HH, See RH, Gary MF, Bowers D, Rodriguez RL, Jacobson C, and Okun MS. Depressive symptoms in Parkinson disease correlate with impaired global and specific cognitive performance. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2009 Dec;22(4):223-7.