Former NFLPS President Matthew J. Matava, MD To Be Inducted into MO Sports Hall of Fame

Nov 02, 2018

The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) congratulates Dr. Matthew Matava, M.D., former president of the NFLPS, for being recognized at the prestigious Enshrinement Ceremony at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on November 4, 2018. Dr. Matava will be inducted for his accomplishments in sports medicine, primarily for his nearly 20 years of service as previous Head Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams.


“The NFLPS would like to congratulate Dr. Matt Matava for being honored at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame,” said Leigh Ann Curl, President of NFLPS. “Dr. Matava had been a dedicated member of the NFLPS as the former President and former Head Team Physician for the then-St. Louis Rams. This recognition demonstrates that he was a highly-regarded member of the team, and has well represented the NFLPS.”


Matava, who is Chairman of the NFL’s Committee on Research and Innovation, currently serves as a professor for orthopedic surgery and physical therapy with Washington University Physicians and is a team physician for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Matava received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and completed his residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. After finishing his residency, he completed a fellowship with the Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery, Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.


Every year since 1994, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame hosts special events for Missouri and its sports community. The annual Enshrinement Ceremony inducts exceptional Missouri athletes into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, which celebrates the accomplishments made by athletes of the past, while inspiring future athletes to succeed.
About the NFL Physicians Society
The NFL Physicians Society was founded in 1966. Its mission is to provide excellence in the medical and surgical care of the athletes in the National Football League and to provide direction and support for the athletic trainers in charge of the care for these athletes. For more information, please visit