Dr. Sameer Mathur has devoted much of his education and career to advancing spinal research. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Spinal Surgery.
Dr. Sameer Mathur completed his undergraduate education from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He stayed at the University of Pennsylvania for medical school where he received the Munn Award for Orthopaedics. He finished his residency at the State University of New York and pursued a fellowship in spinal surgery at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago with a focus on complex reconstructive spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal procedures. Dr. Mathur has devoted much of his education and career to advancing spinal research. He studied the effects of proteins on cell growth at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and presented his findings at an international conference. In addition, Dr. Mathur spent one year conducting research on bone metabolism under the mentorship of Dr. Kaplan. He was also Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Dr. Mathur led the research team studying the optimal treatment for spinal cord injury as well as the genetic causations for scoliosis in adolescents. He has received several awards for his research including the Scoliosis Research Society award and Best New Investigator Award. Dr. Mathur believes in meeting each patient’s needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help the individual achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Education University of Pennsylvania (Undergraduate), Pennsylvania, PA -Phi Beta Kappa Honors -Benjamin Franklin Scholar University of Pennsylvania (Medical School), Pennsylvania, PA -Elected to the AOA Society -University of Pennsylvania Educator Award -Munn Award for Orthopaedic Surgery State University of New York (Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery) Albany, NY -Best Chief Resident -Scoliosis Research Society Award Harvard Surgery Service (Fellowship), Boston, MA -Dana Farber Cancer Center Research Award National Institute of Health (Research Fellowship), Bethesda, MD -Research in Bone Metabolic Disease -Research in Spinal Cord Injury Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center (Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Spine Reconstruction), Chicago, IL -Best New Investigator Award in Research Excellence -Rush Fellowship Research Award Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC -Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Fellowship Training Spine Fellowship – Rush Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago (fellowship) Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in Spinal Surgery Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons North American Spine Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons North Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery North Carolina Spine Society Honors and Awards Phi Beta Kappa Honors Benjamin Franklin Scholar John Moe Award for Best Research Rush Fellowship Research Award Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant University of Pennsylvania Educator Award Dana Farber Cancer Center Research Award Scoliosis Research Society Award Best New Investigator Award in Research Excellence Munn Award for Orthopaedic Surgery Experience Assistant Professor Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Cary Orthopaedic Spine Specialists- Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon- 2008-Present Publications and Research Cary Orthopaedic Spinal Research Foundation (CASF)