Director of Orthopedic Joint Surgery

Matthew Wert, M.D. is an attending orthopedic surgeon and the Director of Sports Medicine at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Wert is a dual fellowship-trained, orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and cartilage repair and restoration. Dr. Wert was an orthopedic resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He completed his residency at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he served as chief resident. Dr. Wert went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, MI and Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In addition, Dr. Wert was chosen for the International Cartilage Repair Society Traveling Fellowship, where he worked alongside world-renowned surgeons in Europe.

As a fellow in Jackson and New Orleans, Dr. Wert was fortunate enough to train with some of the most respected arthroscopic surgeons in America and three past presidents of the Arthroscopic Association of North America. As a fellow in the International Cartilage Repair Society traveling fellowship, Dr. Wert was able to work with one of the most renowned group of knee surgeons in Europe.

Clinically Dr. Wert understands the importance of incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and works with his patients to develop alternative exercise programs and utilizes innovative therapies to speed up the recovery process safely. Dr. Wert specializes in the arthroscopic minimally invasive treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle injuries, with the highest importance on protecting repairing, and restoring the patient’s native cartilage.

Dr. Wert is a Brooklyn native who has extensive experience treating pediatric to professional athletes and looks forward to continuing to keep New York’s athletic and orthopedic population at the top of their game.

Honors and Awards

  • Director of Sports Medicine New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • SUNY Upstate Honors Graduate
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Brooklyn Orthopaedic Society