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Matz Named Director of New LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Program
Samuel O. Matz, M.D., has been named medical director of the new LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine program.
Based at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, the program specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries and the enhancement of athletic performance by the weekend warrior, cycling enthusiast, collegiate or professional athlete. Athletic injury screenings are held at LifeBridge Health & Fitness as part of the program.
"Our physicians are experts in sports medicine and promote lifelong fitness,” Matz said. "We believe that participation in sports, recreational games and activities should lead to better health and greater physical fitness.”
Matz specializes in arthroscopic surgery and surgery to the knee and shoulder. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Matz received his medical degree from the University of Maryland,
where he also completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in
orthopaedic surgery. A knee and sports medicine fellowship was completed at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine.
Matz has recently had sports medicine articles published, including "Injuries in Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse” in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and "Bilateral Musculocutaneous Nerve Palsy from Strength Training” in Physician and Sports Medicine.
Approximately seven million people receive medical treatment or counseling for sports and recreational-related injuries each year in the United States.
Northwest Hospital Center is a member of LifeBridge Health, a regional health organization that includes Sinai Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Jewish Convalescent & Nursing Home, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.