October 24, 2018
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has inducted some of the most influential sports figures in St. Louis. A group of 16 individuals were selected by President and Executive Director Jerald Andrews.
Among the list of honorees is Washington University Orthopedics' sports medicine surgeon Matthew Matava, MD. A graduate of St. Charles High School, Dr. Matava has been one of St. Louis’ medical leaders in sports medicine, having served as the head team physician of the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams from 2001 to 2015. He also is the team physician of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues. Since 1994, he has served as the head team physician for Washington University Athletics.
Dr. Matava is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the Chief of the Sports Medicine service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 1987 and served a residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, GA. He also worked a sports medicine fellowship at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.
The ceremony was held at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis on Sunday, November 4.
Read more about Dr. Matava's induction from The Record.