Matthew Willey, M.D. | Celebration Orthopaedics
Doctor Matthew Willey, M.D. Interventional Spine
Sports Medicine
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Direct Phone Number

(321) 939-0222

Working Days/Hours

Mon - Fri / 8:00AM - 5:00PM


Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellowship-Trained in Interventional Spine

Dr. Willey is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is Fellowship-Trained in Interventional Spine. He specializes in helping patients with back pain and neck pain resolve symptoms through nonsurgical treatment options like spinal injections.

Dr. Willey was born and raised in Florida, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S degree in Biochemistry. He developed many hobbies during his undergraduate years, most notably, weight training and musical performance, which would later influence his career path. After graduation, he continued his medical training at the University of Florida, earning his M.D. degree. He also created “MEDSTOCK,” now an annual rock concert at the UF College of Medicine dedicated to raising funds for medical mission trips. He is an accomplished guitarist and during college and medical school played lead and rhythm guitar in several bands.

Dr. Willey's experience with strength training and musical performance lead to a great appreciation for the complexities of the neuromuscular system and physical adaptation. As such, he decided to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Birmingham-Alabama where he received specialized training in electrodiagnositcs, musculoskeletal medicine, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Willey continued his education in Birmingham by completing a PASSOR-accredited fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. He is trained in the latest interventional and minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal and musculoskeletal pain along with ultrasound guided and regenerative interventional techniques.

Dr. Willey is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spine Intervention Society. He gives discussions on the health benefits of high intensity resistance training and on degenerative disc disease. He continues to stress the importance of exercise and weight training as the aging antidote. He focuses on accurate diagnosis of painful spine and musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in a variety of interventional and regenerative techniques to treat them.

Dr. Willey's passion and vigor for life show both with is approach to life outside medicine. He is active with cardiovascular and resistance exercise and plays guitar for both a cover band and an original rock band. That passion is reflected in his patient care. He understands the importance of life and tole spine and musculoskeletal injuries can have on happiness and function. He is eager to educate and help each individual reach their functional goals.

Dr. Willey has teamed with his friend and medical school classmate (class of 2008) Dr. Maahir Haque at Spine Group Orlando to provide a multidisciplinary approach to back and neck pain.

In 2018 and 2019, Orlando Family Magazine named Dr. Willey a Top Physician for Pain Management and Orthopedics. He is also the recipient of the Scott Gross MD Memorial Pathology Book Award, which is presented by other physicians to a doctor who best represents the attributes displayed by Scott Gross, a prior medical student who died of cancer after graduation: a sense of humor, interest in art and music, active participation in class projects, and most importantly, courage and perseverance.

Special Interests

  • Electro Diagnostics
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Spine Injections
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures



Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine

University of Birmingham-Alabama



University of Birmingham-Alabama


Medical School

University of Florida



University of Florida

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Need an Appointment? Celebration Orthopedics is a regional resource for Orlando and all of Central Florida for sports medicine problems, orthopedic injury, trauma and joint replacement. The large orthopedic group is referred patients from across the Orlando, FL region including Jacksonville; Lakeland; Gainesville; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Daytona Beach; and Cocoa Beach. Because of its proximity to the world famous Disneyworld, Celebration Orthopedics sees visiting patients from outside the area who want to access advanced orthopedic consults, second opinions and joint treatment that might not otherwise be available in their own home town. Celebration Orthopedics also treats a large number of athletes, especially golfers, since the orthopedic center is located in the middle of a golf mecca with PGA and LPGA tournaments hosted at the nearby Lake Buena Vista and Lake Nona golf courses.