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

Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Appointments: (937) 208-2091

Phone for Academic Issues: (937) 208-8307
Academic Fax: (937) 208-2920
E-mail: ortho@wspi.org