Dr. Matthew Lucas is a Denver native. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Health Science/Sports Medicine, where he developed a specific interest in sports injuries and exercise physiology. Dr. Lucas completed medical school at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado, where he gained valuable experience in both surgical and non-surgical orthopedics. He later completed residency training at Stanford University in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he had the opportunity to work with high level athletes and gain skills in interventional pain management using fluoroscopy and ultrasound for precise image guidance procedures. Dr. Lucas then went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Orthopedics at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. During his medical training, he spent time volunteering for several international medical missions, organized free resident run musculoskeletal clinics, published peer reviewed literature on discogenic low back pain, lectured extensively on sports injuries and stem cell use in orthopedics, and has presented at an international spine conference.
Dr. Lucas’s research interests include developing new minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions as well as the use of orthobiologics in tissue repair. He continues to have a passion for teaching and education and remains a guest lecturer for the Stanford department of orthopedics . Dr. Lucas is thrilled to be practicing in his home state of Colorado.
Outside of work, Dr. Lucas spends his time in the mountains fly fishing and golfing, and is an avid Denver and CSU sports fan.