Matthew Pecci, M.D.

Dr. Matthew Pecci

Dr. Matthew Pecci

Regenerative Treatments, Surgical Alternatives (Stem Cells, PRP) & Sports Medicine Specialist

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)

Specialties:

Dr. Pecci practices sports medicine with a special interest in family medicine, non-surgical approaches to care, concussions, athletic medical issues, running injuries, stress fractures, and eating disorders.

Approach to Treatment

I enjoy interacting with my patients and developing relationships, allowing me to fully understand how the injury or illness impacts their lives and individualize our treatment approach so that it best fits their goals and expectations.

Dr. Pecci is a Sports Medicine Specialist with a background in Family Medicine. As a Primary Care Physician he has a very patient-centered approach to care. He believes in ensuring his patients fully understand their diagnoses and treatment options, and have time to ask all of their questions so they can make an informed decision about care. Dr. Pecci understands how injuries or illness can affect not only a patient’s health, but also can have serious impact on them physically, socially and emotionally.

Dr. Pecci treats patients of all ages with all types of injuries and illnesses. He has a particular expertise in orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues and using surgery alternatives to support patient treatment, as well as medical aspects of sports medicine including concussion management, nutrition and training issues, and medical conditions which can effect exercise and sports participation.

He utilizes all of the newest diagnostic and treatment strategies in sports medicine, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, injection techniques (such as platelet rich plasma and stem cells), and other therapeutic treatments.

Dr. Pecci works closely with his colleagues in orthopedics and physical therapy at Muir Orthopedic Specialists, creating a streamlined approach for patients who may require therapy or surgery.

About Dr. Pecci

Dr. Matthew Pecci received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was a resident at UCLA Family Medicine Residency in Los Angeles, California and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Ohio State University Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Pecci is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine and has held academic positions as Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor at Ohio State and Boston University.

He founded and worked as the Director of Boston University’s Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Director of the sports medicine and orthopedic curricula for the Boston Medical Center Family Medicine residency.

Dr. Pecci served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston University coordinating and providing care for Boston University student-athletes. In addition under Dr. Pecci’s direction, primary care sports medicine physicians from Boston University provided medical coverage for athletics at Boston College, MIT, UMass Boston, Emerson College, Pine Manor College and many Boston Public High Schools.

During his career, Dr. Pecci has covered many large-scale athletic events, including the Bay State Games, the Boston Marathon, AVP volleyball and U.S.A gymnastics. He also served as the medical director for several Boston area triathlons.

He has given many local and national presentations as well as publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Pecci enjoys volunteering his time to help with sports medicine education and providing sports medicine care in the local community. He strives to have a positive impact on and be an integral part of the sports community in the area.

In his personal life, his greatest joy is his wife and three children. He enjoys playing basketball, golf and running, but currently gets his biggest sports thrill from coaching his children’s youth sports teams. Dr. Pecci is a huge Boston sports fan and enjoys watching Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics games with his sons.

Alumni Organizations:

  • Boston College
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ohio State University

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Curriculum Vitae

Group Affiliation:
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Location
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Academic Training:

1991 B.S. – Boston College – School of Arts and Sciences, Chestnut Hill, MA; degree in Biology

1995 M.D. – University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Postdoctoral Training:

1995-1998 – Resident, UCLA Family Medicine Residency, Los Angeles, CA

1998-1999 – Fellow, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Fellowship, Columbus, OH

Academic Appointments:

8/1998-8/1999 – Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine, Ohio State University

7/2001-9/2007 – Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

9/2004-6/2013 – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University – Sargent College

9/2007-6/2013 – Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Hospital Appointments:

8/1998-8/1999 – Faculty Physician in Family Medicine, Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, OH

3/2000-6/2013  – Faculty Physician in Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Honors:

Valedictorian of high school graduating class

Boston College Dean’s List for eight semesters

Outstanding College Student of America

National Collegiate Medical Professions Award

All-American Scholar Collegiate Award

Academic Dean’s Scholar

Golden Key Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College

Licenses and Certification:

2000 – Massachusetts License #203880

1998, 2007 – American Board of Family Medicine

1999, 2009 – Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Major Clinical Responsibilities:

8/1999-1/2000 – Locum Tenens – Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY

3/2000-6/2013 – Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

3/2000-6/2003 – Team Physician, Boston University Athletics

6/2003-6/2013 – Head Team Physician, Boston University Athletics

8/2004-6/2013 – Team Physician, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA

8/2005-6/2013 – Team Physician, MIT Athletics, Cambridge, MA

2000, 2003-10  – Medical Site Director Baystate Games

2006 – Medical Director, Boston Triathlon

2003, 2004, 2006 –  Medical Site Director, America East Basketball Championships, Boston University

2009  – Medical Site Director, NCAA Women’s Frozen Four

2009-12 – Medical Director Urban Epic Triathlon

Teaching Experience and Responsibilities:

1998-1999 – Clinical Instructor in Family Medicine Ohio State University’s Family Medicine Residency

2000-2013 – Teaching Faculty Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

2000-2013 – Teaching Faculty Residency Inpatient Service, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

2000-2013 – Director of the Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Curriculum Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

2001-2013 – Medical Director of General Medical Curriculum for Boston University’s Sargent College Athletic Training Program

2005-2013 – Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Major Administrative Responsibilities:

7/2003-6/2013 – Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

  • Developed Primary Care Sports Medicine at Boston Medical Center
  • Established, and manage numerous Sports Medicine clinical sites and contracts including Boston University, Boston College, MIT, UMass Boston, Pine Manor, Emerson, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Chelsea High School, and the Boston Public High Schools
  • Created positions, hired, and manage four Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty

7/2005-6/2013      Director of Boston University’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine

  • Developed, founded and direct Boston University’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

7/2008-6/2013      Director of Sports Medicine, Boston University

  • Shifted all of sports medicine services from Boston University’s Athletic and Physical Education Department to Student Health Services in order to provide a better model of care for the student athlete
  • Manage a staff of 22 sports medicine providers including athletic trainers, primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedic faculty caring for over 1200 student athletes
  • Manage an operating budget of  over one million dollars

7/2008-6/2013      Director Sports Medicine Outreach, Boston Public Schools

  • Led an initiative to improve sports medicine care in the Boston Public School (BPS) System, working in conjunction with the BPS, and city athletic director
  • Provide care for four city high schools including regular pre-participation exam screenings, football game coverage, and access for injured athletes
  • Created a funded position for a graduate athletic trainer at one BPS high school with plans to expand this to 12 other schools
  • Function as the main liaison to the BPS for sports medicine issues
  • Worked to establish the current concussion guideline for the Boston Public Schools

11/2008-6/2013    Medical Director of the Boston University’s Athletic Enhancement Center, Boston University

  • Assist in managing budget and personnel including a sports psychologist and two strength and conditioning coaches who provide advanced coaching to athletic groups and individuals

11/2008-6/2013    Medical Director of Boston University’s Ryan Center

  • Provide medical oversight for 10 staff physical therapists

Major Committee Assignments:

2002-2013 – Medical Review Officer for Boston University Athletics Drug Testing Policies

2004-2013  – Medical Director Eating Disorder Task Force Boston University Sports Medicine

2005-2013 – Graduate Medical Education Committee Boston Medical Center

2006-2013 – AMSSM Fellowship Committee

2007-2013 –  AMSSM Inservice Committee, Northeast regional coordinator and item writer for the Primary Care Sports Medicine inservice exam

2008-2013  – Leadership Team for Boston University Student Health Services

2011-2013 –  Concussion Collaborative Team Boston Medical Center

2012-2013  –  AMSSM Annual Conference Planning Committee

Major Sporting Events Covered:               

1998 – Team Physician, Transplant Olympics

1998 –  Team Physician, Columbus Marathon

1998 –  Team Physician, Memorial Golf Tournament

1998  –  Team Physician, Nike National Indoor Track and Field Competition

1998  –  Team Physician, All Ohio High School Wrestling Tournament

1999 –  Team Physician, Maccabi Game

2002 –  Team Physician, America East Basketball Championship Game

2003 –  Medical Director, America East Basketball Playoffs, and Championship

2004  –  Team Physician, America East Basketball Playoffs, and Championship

2007 – Team Physician, America East Basketball Playoffs, and Championship

2008 – Medical Director, America East Basketball Playoffs, and Championship

2006 – Team Physician, NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships

2000-11 – Team Physician, Beanpot Hockey Tournament

2000, 2003-11 – Team Physician, Baystate Games

2006 – Medical Director, Boston Triathlon

2006-10 – Team Physician, Boston Marathon

2007 – Team Physician, AVP Volleyball Tournament

2008 – Medical Director, USA Gymnastics Visa Championships

2009 – Medical Director, NCAA Women’s Frozen Four

2009-11 – Team Physician, Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Bike Race

2009-12 – Medical Director,Urban Epic Triathlon

Professional Societies – Memberships, and Offices:

2001-present         American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

2003-present         American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Research:

2005 Identification of Risk Taking Behaviors in College Student Athletes

  • IRB approved
  • Survey study to examine risk taking behaviors in varsity athletes compared with the general student population

2010      Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Hamstring Injury

  • Pending IRB approval

2011    Body Mass Index as a Risk Factor for Injury in Division 1 Athletes

  • IRB approved
  • Currently collecting data

Consultations:

2011    Tuft University

  • Provide consultation on the structure, organization, and delivery of sports medicine services on campus

 Lectures and Presentations:

Local Presentations:

  1. Pecci MA.  Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Knee, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  2. Pecci MA.  AC Joint Injuries, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  3. Pecci MA.  Finger Injuries in the Athlete, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  4. Pecci MA.  Pediatric Fractures in Athletics, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  5. Pecci MA.  Knee Anatomy and Exam, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  6. Pecci MA.  Shoulder Anatomy and Exam, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  7. Pecci MA.  Ankle Anatomy and Exam, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  8. Pecci MA.  Ankle Injuries, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  9. Pecci MA.  Scaphoid Fractures, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship lecture.
  10. Pecci MA.  Monthly Sports Medicine Journal Club for Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine primary care sports medicine fellowship.
  11. Pecci MA.  COPD, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  12. Pecci MA.  Infectious Endocarditis, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  13. Pecci MA.  Unstable Angina, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  14. Pecci MA.  Diastolic Dysfunction, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  15. Pecci MA.  Alcohol Withdrawal, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  16. Pecci MA.  Antibiotic Usage, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency, inpatient service lecture.
  17. Pecci MA.  Performancing Enhancing Supplements, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds 2001.
  18. Pecci MA.  Joint Anatomy and Exams, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Seminar.
  19. Pecci MA.  Common Sports Injuries, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Seminar.
  20. Pecci MA.  Joint Injections, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Seminar, Faculty Development Seminar, and primary care sports medicine lecture series.
  21. Pecci MA.  Casting and Splinting Workshop, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Seminar.
  22. Pecci MA.  The Preparticipation Examination, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  23. Pecci MA.  Sideline Game Coverage, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  24. Pecci MA.  Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  25. Pecci MA.  Common Fractures in Primary Care, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  26. Pecci MA.  Spondylolysis and Spondylolithesis, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  27. Pecci MA.  Pediatric Orthopedic Issues, Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orthopedic/Sports Medicine lecture series.
  28. Pecci MA Concussion Awareness, Presented at Medfield High School parents/coaches educational night 2010.
  29. Pecci MA Concussions, Presented at Mass General Hospital Chelsea clinic weekly provider meeting 2010.
  30. Pecci MA  Hot Topics in Sports Medicine,  Presented at Boston Medical Center Department of Pediatric weekly provider meeting 2010.
  31. Pecci MA  Topics in Primary Care Sports Medicine,  Presented at Boston Medical Center Department of Orthopedics weekly lecture series 2010.

Regional/National Presentations:      

  1. Pecci MA.  Hearing Loss, UCLA Medical Center Family Medicine Grand Rounds 1997.
  2. Pecci MA.  Tennis Injuries, Ohio Association of Tennis Coaches 1999.
  3. Pecci MA.  Finger Injuries, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1998.
  4. Pecci MADermatology in the Athlete, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1999.
  5. Pecci MASpondylolysis and Spondylolithesis, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1998.
  6. Pecci MAPerformancing Enhancing Supplements, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1999.
  7. Pecci MA.  Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1999.
  8. Pecci MA.  Radial Head Fractures, Ohio State University Sports Medicine Conference 1999.
  9. Pecci MA, Ferullo S.  Fever and Arthralgia in a Male College Athlete, Presented at the AMSSM National Conference 2006.
  10. Pecci MA.  Joint Examinations, Presented at Northeast Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference 2008.
  11. Pecci MA, Hyden JH  An Unusual Case of Upper Arm Pain, Presented at the AMSSM National Conference 2009.
  12. Pecci MA.  Use of Athletic Trainers in the Education of Residents and Medical Students, a Comprehensive Perspective, Presented at the Family Medicine Education Consortium(FMEC) 2010.

Invited Lectures:   

  1. Pecci MA.  Moderator Fellow Case Presentations, New England Chapter of the ACSM annual meeting 2006, 2007, 2008
  2. Pecci MA.  Socratic Debate: Pros vs Cons of Injections in the Training Room, Presented at the New England Chapter of the ACSM annual meeting 2005.
  3. Pecci MA.  Tendinopathies, Presented at the New England Chapter of the ACSM annual meeting 2003.
  4. Pecci MA.  Pain Management, Boston University – Sargent College course AT357, and PT531, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
  5. Pecci MA.  Dermatology in the Athlete, Boston University – Sargent College course AT359, and PT532- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  6. Pecci MA.  Cardiac Exam, Boston University – Sargent College course AT359- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  7. Pecci MA.  Sudden Cardiac Death in the Athlete, Boston University – Sargent College course AT359, and PT532- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  8. Pecci MAReturn to Play Decision Panel Discussion, Presented at the New England Chapter of the ACSM annual meeting 2009.
  9. Pecci MA  Shift of College Sports Medicine Services under the Umbrella of Student Health, Presented at the American College Health Association annual meeting 2010.
  10. Pecci MA Delivering University Athletic Training Services in a Health Care Model, Presented at the National Athletic Training Association annual meeting 2010.
  11. Pecci MA American College of Sports Medicine Exchange Lecture: the Pre-participation Exam Monograph 4th edition, Presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting 2010.
  12. Pecci MA Concussion Awareness, Presented at USA Football annual meeting 2010.
  13. Pecci MA Debate: EKG screening in the Pre-participation Examination, Presented at the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting 2010
  14. Pecci MA Performing the Contemporary Physical Exam, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider” 2010.
  15. Pecci MA Moderator Return to Play Roundtable, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider” 2010.
  16. Pecci MA Ultrasound Examination of the Patella and Achilles Tendon, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Instruction and Hands on Scanning Workshop with Live Models” 2010.
  17. Pecci MA Transferring the Sports Medicine Delivery Model from the Athletic Department to the Medical Facility – A How to Guide, Presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting 2011.
  18. Pecci MA Concussion, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatric 20011” in Hilton Head, SC 2011.
  19. Pecci MA  The Pre-participation Examination, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatric 2011” in Hilton Head, SC 2011.
  20. Pecci MA  Hot Topic – ECG Screening of Athletes, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatric 2011” in Hilton Head, SC 2011.
  21. Pecci MA Joint Examination Worshop, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatric 2011” in Hilton Head, SC 2011.
  22. Pecci MA Common Orthopedic Issues in the Pediatric Patient, Presented at the Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatric 2011” in Hilton Head, SC 2011.
  23. Pecci MA  Concussion, Presented at the Boston Public School Nurses educational conference 2011
  24. Pecci MA, Vesci B  Sideline Assessment and Management of Concussion, Presented at Boston University CME course “Brain Trauma and the Athlete” in Framingham, MA 2011.
  25. Pecci MA, Vesci B  Sideline Assessment and Management of Concussion, Presented at Boston University CME course “Brain Trauma and the Athlete” in Framingham, MA 2012.
  26. Pecci MA, Comeau DC  Joint Examination Workshop, Presented at the Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual conference 2012.
  27. Pecci MA  Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound in the College Athletic Training Room, Presented at the College Athletic Trainers Association(CATs) annual meeting 2012

Conferences:

  1. Co-Director Boston University CME course “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Instruction and Hands on Scanning Workshop with Live Models” May 2010.
  2. Director Boston University CME course “Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider” September 2010.
  3. Faculty Boston University CME course “Current Clinical Pediatrics 2011” April 2011.

 Journal Article Peer Reviewer:

  1. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Bibliography:

Original, Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  1. Pecci MA, Lombardo JA.  Performance-enhancing supplements.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2000;11(4):949-960.
  2. Blue JG, Pecci MA.  The collapsed athlete.  Orthopedic Clinics of North America.  2002;33(3):471-478.
  3. Pecci MA.  Common fractures in primary care.  Up to Date Online, submitted 2003 not published.
  4. Murai MH, Pecci MA, et al.  Left-ventricular hypertrophy in a rugby player on anabolic steroids: a case study.  Athletic Therapy Today. 2005;10(6):25-27.
  5. Pecci MA.  Knee pain in the recreational athlete.  Family Practice Recertification.  2007;29(11):45-50.
  6. Pecci MA, Kreher J.  Clavicle fractures.  American Family Physician.  2008;77(1):65-72.
  7. Pecci MA, Comeau D, Chawla V.  Skin conditions in the athlete.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2009;37(2):406-18.

Original, Non-Peer Reviewed Articles:

  1. Pecci MA, Laursen RML. Shift of College Sports Medicine Services under the Umbrella of   Student Health.  ACHA newsletter.  2010.

Textbook Chapters:

  1. Pecci MA, Ferullo S, et al.  “Dermatology and Infectious Disease in the Athlete.”  Sports Medicine.  Ed. Anthony Schepsis, and Brian Busconi.  Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
  2. Pecci MA.  “Trochanteric Bursitis.” 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2007.  Ed. Frank Domino.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.
  3. Pecci MA.  “Trochanteric Bursitis.” 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2008.  Ed. Frank Domino.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
  4. Pecci MA.  “Patella Problems.”  Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine.  Ed. Mark Davis.  In progress.
  5. Pecci MA.  “Turf Toe” 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult 2011.  Ed. Eileen Wolfberg.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health 2011.