Matthew R. Lilley, MD

“It’s very fulfilling to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. Restoring patients to their pre-injury state so they can enjoy activities again inspires me.”


Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate Education: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Magna Cum Laude
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Matthew Lilley, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the study, evaluation, and treatment of shoulder, hip and knee injuries and conditions. A native of Central Oregon, he became interested in medicine at a young age after working on a hay farm with a local general surgeon. His early experiences and desire to help people shaped the way he practices medicine today. He takes the time to understand his patients, learn about what motivates them, and then develops a treatment plan to get them back to their previous activities and fitness. He particularly enjoys shoulder arthroscopy and replacement, but is well versed in treating all orthopedic conditions in patients of all ages.

Dr. Lilley is thrilled to be practicing medicine in his hometown and enjoys practicing at The Center with an esteemed group of highly-trained colleagues. He has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys backpacking, skiing, and distance running. He also enjoys traveling and international surgical mission work. During his training, he had the gratifying experience of working with underserved communities in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

“I had an issue with my right shoulder, a torn rotator cuff. I saw Dr. Matthew Lilley and my experience was incredible. He is a compassionate, intelligent man who cared for me. I had surgery done on my shoulder and I cannot believe the skills and gifts of this man because I now have my arm back with 360 degrees of motion. I have no issues in my shoulder now, which was a mess before because I played baseball for a long time, and it destroyed my shoulder. Dr. Lilley cared for me as a patient and a person, and I’m blessed to have him in my life as a physician and friend. I can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Lilley. If you get him, you get the best.”

– Patrick Jordan, former Summit High School Baseball Coach


“Overall, my entire experience with The Center and Dr. Lilley has been fantastic. I broke my clavicle skiing in late 2017, and Dr. Lilley and his team have been all OVER it since then. With a little bit of weight lifting and rehab, I will be 100% back to normal in a couple of weeks, I am completely amazed and have Dr. Lilley to thank! Plus, my scar is going to be pretty darn cool.”

“Dr. Lilley is very friendly with a smiling face. Professional and caring. I am very pleased with him and recommend him as well.”

  • Lilley M, Krosin M, Lynch TL, Leasure J. “Orthopedic Surgeons’ Management of Elective Surgery for Patients Who Use Nicotine.” Orthopedics 2016 Sep 8:1-5.
  • Kazemiana GH, Bakhshia H, Lilley M, etal. “DRUJ instability after distal radius fracture: A comparison between cases with and without ulnar styloid fracture.” Int. Journ. Surgery, Sep. 2011; 9(8): 648-651.
  • Ayazi S, Hagen J, Lilley M, etal. “Loss of Alkalization in Proximal Esophagus: A New Diagnostic Paradigm for Patients with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.” J. Gastrointestinal Surgery, Nov. 2010; 14(11): 1653-9.
  • Wali, P., Lilley, M., “Access to Healthcare in Rural India: A Comparison between Naturopathic and Allopathic Health Systems”. American Medical Student Association- National Conference, Washington, DC; Poster, Mar 2009.
  • Ayazi S., Crookes P., Hagen J., Zehetner J., Oezcelik A., Lilley, M., et. al.“Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR): Pathophysiologic Evidence of Two Different Subtypes.” University of Southern California; Poster, May 2009.
  • Lilley, M., Mahajan, J.,Leisure, J. “A Biomechanical Evaluation of Fibertape for use in Tension Band Fracture Fiation.”
    Western Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting. General Session Poster, Coeur d’Alene, ID July 30, 2015.
  • Lilley M., Leasure J., Krosin M. “Orthopaedic Surgeon Attitudes towards Nicotine using Patients.” Western Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting. General Session Presentation, Coeur d’Alene, ID July 30, 2015.