A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Mathews has treated thousands of neurosurgery patients over the past two decades. His patients have amazing testimonials and recovery!
MEDICAL LICENSE(S): Tennessee
Phone: 615-320-0007 | Fax: 615-902-3981
ABOUT DR MATHEWS
Making A Difference In Patient Lives Is What Drives Me Daily
A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Mathews moved to Nashville to study medicine at Vanderbilt University after completing his undergraduate degree at UCLA. His core studies were neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biomechanics, as well cardiorespiratory physiology, ultimately graduating with Honors in Kinesiology. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt in 1997 and has since been a leader in treating spinal and cranial maladies in Middle Tennessee and its surrounding communities.
He has been on staff for several years at the Tristar Centennial Hospital, and St. Thomas West and Midtown hospitals, and currently is the Director of Neurosurgical Services at Tristar Southern Hills Hospital. Outside his midtown office, he has outlying clinics in Brentwood, Columbia and Lebanon, Tennessee and has consistent referrals from southern Kentucky, West and East Tennessee, as well as Northern Alabama communities. He enjoys treating cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve pathology, and has a keen focus on minimally invasive approaches to spinal pathology, via anterior, lateral, as well as posterior approaches. He has been a community leader on motion sparing solutions to cervical and lumbar pathology.
He remains active with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society. He has given multiple lectures on various spinal procedures, is often consulted for expert testimony in his field.
Charles E. Ludwig, NP | Caitlin Owen, PA-C
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. Kinesiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Neurosurgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery
November 01, 2002 – Current
Apr 2007 — Nov 2013
President, Tennessee Brain and Spine, PLC, Nashville, TN
Mar 2005 — Apr 2007
Neurosurgical Surgeons, PC, Howell Allen Clinic, Nashville, TN.
Jun 1997 — Feb 2005
Neurosurgical Associates, Nashville, TN
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
North American Spine Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Tennessee Medical Association
Nashville Academy of Medicine
330 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
317 Seven Springs Way, Suite 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Patient ReviewsPatient Review 2019-01-17
Great experience here. Dr Mathews is a great surgeon, and his nurse practitioner is great also.Patient Review 2018-11-08
Dr. Matthews is the best. He was so wonderful when he did my surgery. Best bedside manner doctor I have ever met. He has such a big heart, I just love him so much. This world needs more doctors and people like him. Love Dr. Matthews!Patient Review 2018-10-08
Very happy with outcome of my surgery! Dr. Mathers is wonderful!!Patient Review 2018-10-08
Dr. Mathers and Charles were wonderful!!! Would send everyone to themPatient Review 2018-08-02
MY visit could not have been better. Dr. Mathew's practitioner was so very kind and was able to explain my scans and help me understand what to expect in the future. I trust Dr. Mathews wholeheartedly and would not go to anyone else. His entire office staff are pleasant, kind and caring. I am grateful to have them for my future needs.Patient Review 2018-07-27
Both Dr. Matthews and Charles are great. Actually listen and address all our concerns. Detail oriented.Patient Review 2018-07-27
Charles had a very caring attitude. Explained everything very well. Good bedside manners. Well satisfied with my care.Patient Review 2018-07-27
Charles is very caring and does an excellent post-op follow-up.Patient Review 2018-07-27
Staff is great.Patient Review 2018-07-02
Best doctor ever.Patient Review 2018-06-19
The best Neurosurgery Group and staff!Patient Review 2018-06-19
Dr Mathews was very attentive and thourough. We appreciated his expertise!!!