Dr. Lawless

Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine & Knee

Dr. Lawless is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic surgery, and in the orthopaedic sports medicine subspecialty. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and focuses on all knee problems. Dr. Lawless serves as team physician for Wright State University Athletics and Fairborn High School.

Patient Handouts:

» ACL Reconstruction
» Arthroscopy
» Concussion Fact Sheet
» Extension Exercises
» Hip IT Band Stretches
» Knee Cryo Instructions
» Knee Pain
» LRU Pillow
» Strengthening Drills


M.D.: University of Louisville, Kentucky (1995)
Internship: Wright State University, General Surgery (1996)
Residency: Wright State University, Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
Fellowship: Methodist Sports Medicine, Indianapolis (2002)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board certified 2003
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (2007)

Clinical Expertise

Conditions related to the knee
Sports Medicine
General Orthopaedics

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – Fellow
American College of Sports Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Hospital Privileges

Miami Valley Hospital (a)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (c)

Key: (a) denotes active status; (c) denotes courtesy status


Miami Valley Hospital
Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
30 E. Apple St., Suite 2200
Dayton, OH 45409

Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

Miami Valley Hospital South
2350 Miami Valley Dr., Suite 320
Centerville, OH 45459

Patient Appointments: (937) 208-2091
Fax for Patient Use: (937) 208-6141

Phone for Academic Issues: (937) 208-2128
Academic Fax: (937) 208-2920