Matthew T. Provencher, MD is a shoulder, knee, and sports medicine surgeon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He is a co-author of Disorders of the Rotator Cuff and Biceps Tendon.
A Marine Corps/U.S. Navy Commander, Dr. Provencher also currently serves as Professor of Surgery & Orthopedics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and is the Department Head of Navy Orthopedics – San Diego Reserve. His previous positions include Director of Orthopedic Shoulder, Knee and Sports Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego; Chief of Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School; Head Team Physician and Medical Director of the New England Patriots; and Assistant Team Physician for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
Dr. Provencher graduated with highest honors from the United States Naval Academy, where he was appointed the Deputy Brigade Commander, was Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate, and was a First-Team All-American rower. He earned his medical degree with honors at Dartmouth Medical School and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Provencher completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and his orthopedic shoulder knee and sports surgery fellowship at Rush University in Chicago. A prolific researcher, he has received numerous academic and research awards and was selected for several prestigious traveling fellowships. In addition, Dr. Provencher has received several peer-reviewed research grants to study topics such as shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries and ACL tears from funding agencies including, OREF, PRORP, and The Departments of the Army and Navy.
Dr. Provencher has special expertise in shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder stabilization, rotator cuff repair, biceps and SLAP disorders including tenodesis, shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacements, joint restoration with biologics and cartilage, knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, and cartilage restoration. His publications include over 200 peer-reviewed publications and articles, 148 chapters, and five textbooks. He was recently named one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons in the United States and also one of the Top 28 Knee Surgeons in the United States by Orthopaedics Today, and is recognized by Becker’s Orthopaedics as “One of 59 Great Orthopaedic Surgeons.”
In addition to his orthopedic duties, Dr. Provencher has performed extensive humanitarian and disaster relief work. In this capacity, he served as the Director for Surgical Services for three years on the USNS Mercy and was the surgical leader during Pacific Partnership 2012 – the largest Humanitarian and Civic Action in the Asia-Pacific region focused on building stronger relationships and building disaster response capabilities with partner nations. He led a 500-member medical-surgical team on a five country disaster relief training mission in the Asia Pacific region.