Matthew L. Figh, MD

Joined Surgical Associates in 2015Joined Surgical Associates in 2015

Special Interest:

General Surgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopy, Vascular Surgery and Access, Treatment of Venous Insufficiency, Treatment of Malignant and Benign Breast Disease

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery

Medical Degree:

M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AlabamaB.S., Applied Biology, With Highest Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Post-Graduate Training:

UT-Chattanooga, Erlanger Hospital.  General Surgery Residency Program

Professional Affiliations:

American College of Surgeons
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Morgan County Medical Society
Decatur Morgan Hospital
Alabama Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Honors:

2005 Georgia Tech Athletic Association All-Academic Team
2005 Tommy Towles Scholar Athlete Award
2004 Georgia Tech Swimming and Diving Team Captain
2004 Shilo Ayalon Most Valuable Athlete Award
2004 Georgia Tech Athletic Association Total Person Spotlight Award
2003 Tommy Towles Scholar Athlete Award
2003 – 2005 NCAA Academic All-American (Honorable Mention)
2002 J. Herb McAuley Freshman Unity Award
2001 – 2005  ACC Academic Honor Roll (every semester)
2001 – 2005 Georgia Tech Dean’s List (every semester)
1998 – 2001 18 times YMCA Swimming All-American
2001 YMCA Swimming Champion in the 500 yard Freestyle

Research:

2004 Microbiology Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Studied Transformation of Antibiotic Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii while in Biofilms
2010 – Present University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Department of Surgery establishing a risk stratification system for Clostridium difficile colitis

Personal:

Raised in Montgomery, ALMarried to Kelly, daughter Shelby, son Collier

Hobbies:

Spending time with familyNormal stuff, nothing life threatening