Matthew J. Gilbert, M.D.

Matthew J. Gilbert, M.D.

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Joined Staff

September 2021


Rhodes College, Memphis, 2011

Med School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, 2017

Residency: University of Alabama Family Medicine, 2020

Sports Medicine Coverage

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University of Alabama Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2021



Dr. Gilbert is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician who specializes in the evaluation and non-surgical treatment in a range of patients including elite athletes, children, non-athletes, hurt-on-the-job patients, senior citizens, and everything in between. A Memphis native, Dr. Gilbert was a Houston High School graduate before he received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed residency and fellowship in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the University of Alabama’s Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship programs. He is proficient in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in patients of all ages. He is also experienced in the management of a number of general medical conditions like sports-related concussions, exertional heat illness, and cardiac issues in the athletic population. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Dr. Gilbert served as a member of the medical staff for the Crimson Tide, covering several programs including, among others, the women’s basketball team, the SEC champion gymnastics and softball teams, and the national championship football team. Apart from university athletics, Dr. Gilbert has experience in covering high school state championship events, regional and national endurance sporting events, and mixed martial arts and boxing matches. He also served as head team physician for Brookwood High School and Holt High School in the Tuscaloosa area. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Gilbert’s current coverage will primarily include Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, the Memphis Redbirds, and Evangelical Christian School.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine Coverage:

  • University of Memphis
  • Rhodes College
  • Memphis Redbirds
  • Evangelical Christian School


Special Interests:

  • Sports-Related Concussions
  • Exertional heat illness
  • Cardiac issues in the athletic population



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