Dr. Matthew Pifer MD


Dr. Matthew Pifer, M.D., M.S. Orthopedic Consultant

Dr. Pifer is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon trained in Sports Medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques.

His practice provides care to recreational, high school, college, and professional athletes in the greater Santa Barbara area.

He attended university on an NCAA Football scholarship at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. He was a 4 year starter and one of the highest scorers in the school’s history as he doubled majored in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.

Along with his Medical Degree, Dr. Pifer also has a Masters in surgical anatomy from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

He completed Orthopedic Residency at William Beaumont Hospital System in Royal Oak MI, and his Sports and Arthroscopy fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Pifer has authored many articles, scientific papers, and book chapters on sports-related injuries and general orthopaedic topics.

Throughout his career Dr. Pifer has received numerous awards and was most recently selected by his physician peers as a Super Doctors Magazine “Rising Star” in California.

His practice not only includes the use of cutting edge surgical treatment, but also non-operative use of biologics (such as PRP injection) and cellular therapies to treat injuries.

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