Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. El-Kadi is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

He 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 spinal tumors.

Dr. El-Kadi at a Glance

  • Dr. 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 authored several book chapters and has over 100 publications in circulation. He is an active participant in professional societies.

For advanced spine care, visit Dr. El-Kadi.

Dr. El-Kadi is a member of UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

Directions to our primary location in Wexford, PA

How Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Russian


  • Fellowship - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Residency- West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Residency - AO International Institute, Graz, Austria
  • Residency - Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Residency - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Medical School - Second Moscow State Pirogov Medical Institute, Moscow, Russia


  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Meningioma
  • Schwannoma
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Neurofibroma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Brain Tumors


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization
  • Microforaminotomy

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS

I had back surgery done by this care provider. I have nothing but "very good" to say about him and his staff.

— UPMC Patient

Matt El Kadi MD PhD is an angel to me. I met him in the hospital after arriving the night before with severe pain, tingling and numbness along with Right-Foot Drop. After an MRI I was quickly taken to emergency surgery. Dr. El Kadi agreed to care for me. He gave my husband and I all the information we needed to be assured and feel comfortable. He did not have to care for me and I know he already had other surgeries that morning. In my heart I believe that the Lord had Dr. El Kadi at the right place just when I needed him and Dr. El Kadi made a conscience choice to care for me. I am eternally grateful. With therapy I am recovering and gaining strength everyday. In the hospital and at our post surgery visit I was very blessed to be in the care of Dr. El Kadi. I highly recommend him to our friends and family.

— UPMC Patient

I am thoroughly satisfied with the care I received from Dr.El-kadi and his staff. They were caring, thoughtful, professional, thorough and exemplary in all facets of my care. I could not have been in better hands, and am enjoying a pain free recovery. Thanks so much to Dr. El-Kadi and his staff. I will recommend Dr. El-Kadi to anyone who is in need of spinal surgery. He is exceptional.

— UPMC Patient

This was a very pleasant atmosphere and Dr. El-Kadi is a provider I would go to again should I need this type of care. He was very helpful and personable to me and my wife on my visit. The whole staff made the visit very easily fluid from one portion of the visit to the next.

— UPMC Patient

Dr. El-Kadi was the first doctor that actually took the time to show me the results of the MRI and show me on the MRI what those results meant. He helped me understand more of what was really going on - and hopefully his treatment plan will help correct the problem. Very impressed with the amount of time he spent helping me understand the issues with my back and hip. Could really appreciate the fact that he spent the time with me and helped me understand why a certain treatment plan was needed.

— UPMC Patient

Dr. El-Kadi was always kind and attentive to my needs. Answered all my questions and concerns. Had him in the past for surgery and would definitely recommend him and his staff to anyone in need on this type of medical need.

— UPMC Patient

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Accolades for Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS

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 Dr. Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS

UPMC Passavant Spine Center – Wexford 12680 Perry Highway Suite 201 Wexford, PA 15090 Driving Directions

Primary Location

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

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