Meet Dr. Hellman
Dr. Matthew Hellman is a double board-certified, Harvard-trained interventional pain management physician and anesthesiologist. He was born in Northern Virginia and he attended Duke University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in science and engineering while studying biomedical engineering. At Tricity Pain Associates, Dr. Hellman offers quality, comprehensive pain management care for his Kyle, TX patients to ensure the best possible results.
Education and Training
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, he completed a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, ranked the top 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 by 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.
Skills and Specialties
By incorporating the latest technology into his multimodal treatment plan that he develops with his patients to treat pain, Dr. Hellman understands that each patient deserves a specialized plan. He treats a variety of painful conditions including but not limited to headache and 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. He also 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.
In his spare time, Dr. Hellman enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog and likes paddle boarding, 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.