Matthew P. Willis, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who is a specialist in disorders of the Shoulder. During his Shoulder and Elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Willis received extensive training in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery including rotator cuff and labral repair, shoulder and elbow replacement, sports injuries, and fractures of the upper extremity. Additional areas of training and interest include sports medicine, treatment of arthritis, and general fracture care. He serves as an instructor at shoulder replacement courses, and hosts visiting orthopedic surgeons for additional instruction. He has authored numerous shoulder-related publications including the most recent chapter on reverse shoulder replacement in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons book on shoulder replacement.
Dr. Willis, a native of East Tennessee, graduated from The McCallie School and Rhodes College, where he played varsity baseball and rugby. This experience allows him to understand the unique needs of both the elite athlete as well as the weekend warrior. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. His orthopaedic residency was then completed at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute under Dr. Mark Frankle and Dr. Mark Mighell.
Dr. Willis is on the medical staff of Baptist Hospital and Centennial Medical Center, and maintains membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He volunteers with Faith Family Medical Clinic to assist patients in need.