Douglas Mathews MD

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!



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.

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Doctor Mathews Is Experienced In All Below Conditions


  • Main Office

    330 22nd Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37203

  • Dr. Mathews Brentwood Clinic

    317 Seven Springs Way, Suite 101
    Brentwood, TN 37027

  • Skyline Medical Office Building

    3443 Dickerson Rd. Suite 340
    Nashville, TN 37207

  • Dr. Mathews Spring Hill Clinic

    3001 Reserve Blvd, Suite 201
    Spring Hill, TN 37174



  • Undergraduate

    University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. Kinesiology

  • Medical

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Neurosurgery


  • Dec 2011 —  Dec 2021

    American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • 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
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • North American Spine Society


  • Tennessee