Matthew grew up in Galax, VA, a small town just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and only an hour and 15 minutes from Winston-Salem. He attended Wake Forest for undergrad (Go Deacs!) where he majored in biology and, more importantly, met his wife, Iris. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He and his wife are so excited to be coming back to Winston-Salem, looking forward to being close to family and becoming a part of the community here. He hopes to practice outpatient family medicine following residency and is interested in procedures, teaching and sports medicine. In his free time, he loves running, fishing, woodworking and especially spending time with his family and two puppies, Opie and Fisher.