Dr. Matthew Hellman is a double board-certified, Harvard-trained interventional pain management physician and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Hellman was born in Northern Virginia and he attended Duke University where he obtained a bachelor in science and engineering while studying biomedical engineering. Dr. Hellman graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine before moving to Boston for his anesthesiology residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Following residency, Dr. Hellman completed fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, ranked the #1 hospital in the country by US News and World Report. During his education and training, Dr. Hellman worked with the United States Department of Defense and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research programming artificial intelligence software using pattern recognition algorithms to detect and diagnose early exposure to pathogens and biological weapons. He also has created phone apps on both Apple and Android devices to help anesthesiologists manage patients with pacemakers during their surgical procedures. Dr. Hellman has presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists national meeting and was an instructor at the Harvard Anesthesiology Ultrasound Guided Regional Workshop where he educated attending anesthesiologists.
He treats pain by incorporating the latest technology into his multimodal treatment plan that he develops with his patients and understands that each patient deserves a specialized plan. He treats a variety of painful conditions including but not limited to headache/migraine pain, knee/hip/shoulder/joint pain, neck/back/spine pain, failed back surgery syndrome, vertebral fractures, abdominal and pelvic pain, upper and lower extremity pain, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathy, diabetic foot pain and pain after knee replacement.
Dr. Hellman incorporates advanced techniques such as spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty, stem cells, platelet rich plasma, ultrasound guided blocks, sympathetic blocks, sacroiliac joint fusion and radiofrequency ablations into his treatment plans.
Dr. Hellman lives with his wife and his dog and enjoys paddleboarding, working out, hiking, running and all of the outdoor activities that Central Texas has to offer. He is an avid football, hockey and college basketball fan and also enjoys the local restaurant scene and food tastings.