About Dr. Hepler
Matthew D Hepler, M.D.
Dr. Hepler is a leading orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale with fellowship training in both adult and pediatric spine surgery. He has a subspecialty interest in complex spine reconstruction. That includes scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis but treats all spine conditions including disc herniations, radiculopathy, discogenic disc disease, lumbar and cervical stenosis, traumatic and osteoporotic fractures. He is also an expert in back surgery and spinal stenosis treatment in Palm Beach County.
Dr. Hepler graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University (BA) where he was an All-American swimmer and water polo player. He then completed his post- graduate training at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD and residency) in New York City under full scholarship. There he received his medical degree. He also received his orthopaedic residency training in NYC at New York Orthopaedic Hospital and adult and pediatric spine fellowship training at the renowned Twin Cities Spine and Scoliosis Center (Fellowship), Minneapolis Minnesota.
Dr. Hepler worked as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University before entering into private practice. He has authored multiple research publications and textbook chapters and presented research and talks at numerous national and international forums. Dr. Hepler is an active member of the North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society. There he serves on various committees and an editor of the journal Spine Deformity. He also had the pleasure to serve as an a US Naval Flight Surgeon (LCDR). He completed two tours to the Mediterranean and middle east aboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt and one tour with the F-18 strike fighter training squadron.
Dr. Hepler is an adult and pediatric Orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale. He treats all conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and many other conditions. In addition to performing back surgery in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, he also provides non-operative treatment options, such as pain medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy and operative treatment including both minimally invasive techniques and complex reconstruction. His practice philosophy is to treat patients with the same interest and concern that he would family and friends.