Education & Background

Matthew Lawson attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemical sciences in 2000. He then attended the University of Florida and received his medical degree cum laude in 2004. During medical school he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. In July 2006, Dr. Lawson became a resident in Neurosurgery following several years of training in a combined general surgery/plastic and reconstructive surgery program. During his Neurosurgical training at UF he completed an 18-month dedicated fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery under the direction of Drs. Brian Hoh, J Mocco, and Chris Firment. This specialized training qualifies Dr. Lawson to treat complex cerebrovascular disorders such as intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and acute stroke. After residency, he remained on staff at UF for six months as a Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery.

During his training, Dr. Lawson published 16 peer-reviewed articles and scientific papers in neurosurgical journals, in addition to several book chapters and invited topic reviews. Many of these publications are in the field of Endovascular Neurosurgery and quality improvement in neurosurgery. Most have been presented at neurosurgical meetings, including the annual meetings of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). In 2011, Dr. Lawson was the recipient of the Synthes Cerebrovascular Award, presented at the 2011 CNS Annual Meeting for his research paper examining outcomes on 14,050 treatments for unruptured aneurysms.

In 2012, Dr. Lawson joined Drs. Chris Rumana and Albert Lee at the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic, andABNS-Certificate he brought advanced endovascular neurosurgical procedures to the big bend region.  He performs neurosurgical procedures at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2015.  In 2016 Dr. Lawson was one of the first 50 physicians in the United States to be awarded Subspecialty Certification in NeuroEndovascular Surgery by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training.

To download a copy of Dr. Lawson’s current CV, please click here.

Dr. Lawson is a member of the following organizations:

  •    Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  •    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  •    Society of Neurointerventional Surgery – Senior Member
  •    Florida Neurosurgical Society

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