Matt El-Kadi

Matt El-Kadi

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Matt El-Kadi

Dr. Matt El-Kadi is vice chairman and clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and serves as Chief of Neurosurgery at UPMC Passavant. He has been selected as one of the best doctors in the region and is board-certified in neurological surgery. Dr. El-Kadi specializes in the treatment of complex spine disorders, including spinal fusion and instrumentation, and minimally invasive spinal surgery for both the cervical and lumbar spine, with a special interest in the removal of primary and secondary spinal tumors. He has authored more than seven books and book chapters, and has over 100 publications in circulation. He is an active participant in professional societies.

Before joining UPMC, Dr. El-Kadi received training in complex spinal surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at West Virginia University. He also had a one-year clinical fellowship in neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Kadi began his surgical career doing brain surgery and has applied similar minimally invasive and microscopic approaches in his spine surgery practice.

Dr. El-Kadi is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Wexford, PA

How Matt El-Kadi Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vascular Malformations


  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Dynamic Lumbar Spine Stabilization
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Spine Fusions
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection

Accolades for Matt El-Kadi

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Spinal Injections Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Ohio County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Matt El-Kadi

UPMC Passavant Spine Center – Wexford
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090
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Primary Location:

UPMC Passavant Spine Center – Wexford

12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

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