Paul Matz, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He is accepting new patients at Wyoming Neurosurgery and Spine. Dr. Matz has more than 20 years of neurosurgical experience.

He grew up in Chicago. As a boy, he would often accompany his father, an otolaryngologist, to the hospital to round on patients. "My father was a very personable guy, and he always had a sense of humility. I think a lot of his patients really liked him for it," Dr. Matz said. "I think that is probably the thing I learned the most from his interactions with patients."

Dr. Matz graduated from Yale University in 1987. He worked at Morgan Stanley on Wall Street for a year before attending medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He was chief resident of neurosurgery at the University of California at San Francisco and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University. He completed the spine fellowship program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he also was an associate professor of surgery. He most recently was a partner with the Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.

"One thing my parents always told us was, 'We don’t care what you do, but try to provide some service to others.' I think the best thing a physician can do is make it a job of service."