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Matt Fishman, MD

4.6 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Shoulder and Knee Minimally Invasive Surgery
Tendon and Ligament Repairs
Rotator Cuff Tears, Labral Tears
Meniscus Tears, ACL Tears
Shoulder Replacement (Total and Reverse)

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Dr. Matt Fishman, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery.  He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital (#9 Orthopaedic Hospital by US News) and was then selected to subspecialize in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute (#7 Orthopaedic Hospital by US News).

During fellowship training, Dr. Fishman participated in the care of the L.A. Lakers (NBA), L.A. Kings (NHL), Anaheim Ducks (NHL), L.A. Sparks (WNBA), and the University of Southern California (NCAA) among other junior colleges and high schools in Southern California.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters as well as presented nationally.

Dr. Fishman is an experienced, compassionate, and relatable physician who strives to teach his patients about their problem so they can make the informed decision on which specific treatment plan available they wish to pursue.  He is committed to treat all patients with the best care utilizing up-to-date, evidence-based medicine and techniques.  Ultimately, he achieves maximum success in the least invasive way possible.

Education & Training

Medical School:

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI


Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification(s):

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.6 out of 5 (555 ratings, 208 comments)

  • Apr 3, 2024

    Dr fishman

  • Apr 1, 2024

    Dr. Fishman is an excellent doctor. He explained everything to me so I completely understood and answered any questions I had.

  • Mar 31, 2024

    I think Dr. Fishman understands what my issues are and has treated them well with plans for the future if more treatment is required.

  • Mar 27, 2024

    Everyone was explained everything good

  • Mar 24, 2024

    Service was outstanding, felt very comfortable, explained everything.

  • Mar 22, 2024

    The doctor and nurses are exceptional.

  • Mar 21, 2024

    Dr Fishman

  • Mar 21, 2024

    Doctors and staff during my procedure were fantastic

  • Mar 21, 2024

    During my visit all's the staff was excellent God bless

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Everyone was professional and very nice.

  • Mar 12, 2024

    Keep up good work

  • Mar 11, 2024

    The NP Aaron was exceptional. Very good at explaining the issues and what could be done to correct them. he had outstanding compassion for my issues.

  • Mar 7, 2024

    Everyone is professional and helpful.

  • Mar 7, 2024

    Dr Fishmans assistant

  • Mar 2, 2024

    Entire experience

  • Feb 29, 2024

    Aaron Guest, PA, did the exam. Dr. Fishman just came in to confirm the diagnosis. Donna, at checkout, seemed brusque and maybe overly busy. Perhaps she was just having a bad day.

  • Feb 29, 2024

    Everyone from checking me in to seeing the doctor. The doctor was absolutely wonderful.

  • Feb 26, 2024

    All around great visit. Great organization

  • Feb 24, 2024

    Everything. Plus he offered up some follow up options to consider. I took him up on doing [ ] to speed up [ ] and contacted him via the app as he suggested. He wrote the order latter that day and I have begun that.

  • Feb 24, 2024

    It took a long time to get an appointment after my [ ]. I have an [ ] and was surprised I could not get it right at the place I had the [ ]. Now I have to wait another week or so. The doctor was very nice. Explained that I needed an [ ] to diagnose what is cau sing my [ ].

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