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Tobias A. Mattei, MD, FACS

Chief of Spine Surgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Tobias A. Mattei, MD, FACS

Chief of Spine Surgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Justice & Truth

Our goal is to assist legal counsel in devising a litigation strategy which accurately reflects the factual evidence in each case, ultimately enhancing the likelihood of a successful outcome for clients. We strongly believe that a meticulous, comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the medical records by a specialized and experienced expert witness is a crucial and indispensable step in order to both avoid frivolous litigation and to provide those who have been tortiously injured with the best chances of achieving a fair outcome. We believe that truth is the ultimate foundation for justice and we are committed to employing our best efforts to diligently pursue such principles while assisting those involved in litigation. We have extensive experience providing medical expert assistance in the fields of neurosurgery, spine surgery and spinal injuries to both plaintiffs and defendants.

Areas of Expertise

Spine Surgery

Spinal Trauma

Spinal Cord Injuries

Vertebral Fractures

Spinal Tumors

Failed Back Syndrome


Complex Spine Surgery

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Cervical Myelopathy

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Spinal Fusion

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at St. Louis University. My clinical practice at St. Louis University Hospital, a level I trauma center which provides tertiary care in the St. Louis region, involves the surgical treatment of adult patients with injuries and deformities of the spine, including a broad spectrum of degenerative, oncological, infectious, and traumatic spinal disorders. In connection with my clinical practice, I regularly perform complex spine surgeries for scoliosis and major circumferential spinal reconstruction for spinal tumors and infections, as well as other simpler surgical procedures such as artificial disc replacement, vertebroplasties and kyphoplasties, placement of dorsal column stimulation systems, anterior cervical discectomies and fusion, and lumbar microdiscectomies and fusions with a special focus on minimally invasive techniques. As a spine surgeon covering calls at a level 1 trauma center, I routinely treat a significant number of patients with polytrauma and acute spinal injuries. As a medical expert witness, I routinely provide services to both plaintiffs and defendants in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Scientific Research

Clinical Practice

Academic Activities

North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ)

Deputy Editor

Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, spinal cord stimulation, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, and artificial disc replacement, degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, with a special focus on minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and reduced pain following surgery. Research interests, development of new biomedical devices related to spine surgery.

Tobias Mattei, MD, is a neurosurgeon who treats adult patients with injuries and deformities of the spine, including spinal tumors, spinal fractures and scoliosis.


SpineLine’s 20 Under 40

2018 Winner

SpineLine debuted its 20 Under 40 campaign in 2018 to showcase NASS’ bright, young physicians under the age of 40. The SpineLine Committee selects the most deserving individuals based on accomplishments to date, community service and philosophy of care. Here are the winners, including brief articles on each that previously appeared in issues of SpineLine


No, You Can't Crush A Man's Skull with Your Bare Hands

Graphene’s potential to reshape neurosurgery

Revolutionary 'metamaterial' has potential to reshape neurosurgery

Big advancements and opportunities for growth in complex spine surgery: Q&A with Dr. Tobias Mattei

STL Dispatch - Two STL doctors lauded by spinal-care magazine

Children's bicycle helmets effective in impact and crush tests, study suggests

Parents urged to make sure young bicyclists wear helmets

Study Reveals Bike Helmets Effective In Reducing Skull Injuries


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