tobias-matteiDr. Mattei, is joining the Brain and Spine Center, Invision Health in the Spring of 2014. Dr. Mattei has strong clinical and research interests in complex spine and deformity surgery, oncological spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is also an expert in skull base neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and pituitary tumors.

Originally from Brazil, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of São Paulo, the most renowned medical school in South America, having graduatedcum laude for the best curriculum vitae of his class. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at the Institute of Neurology of Curitiba, an international center of excellence in skull base surgery, where he was appointed chief-resident. Dr. Mattei received additional specialized training in complex spine and deformity surgery at the University of Illinois at Peoria. He also completed an additional fellowship in oncological spine surgery at the Ohio State University, where he gained further expertise in complex resections and reconstructive operations for patients with spinal cancer, having being appointed clinical instructor of the department of neurological surgery.

Dr. Mattei was approved at the written and oral boards by the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery with special honors for having achieved a score among the five best of the country. He is also board-certified by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, the official academic organization responsible for certifying neurosurgical training worldwide. Dr. Mattei is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Medical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is fully licensed in medicine and surgery in the State of New York.

Besides being an active neurosurgeon, Dr. Mattei is also a prolific researcher, having published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical research in neurosurgery and spine surgery. He isad-hoc reviewer of more than 20 academic periodicals as well as member of the editorial board of more than 10 scientific journals in neurosurgery, including The Spine journal, the highest impact journal in spine surgery worldwide and World Neurosurgery, the official journal of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

Due to his frontline basic science research which has already led to the development of several new biomedical devices and technologies in neurosurgery, Dr. Mattei has been invited to become a member of the Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors Panel of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institute of Health (NIH), providing scientific analysis and technical recommendations regarding funding proposals in applied neuroscience. Due to his broad academic expertise in neurosurgery he has also provided consulting services to several international scientific and governmental organizations including the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Dr. Mattei is an international speaker and his research have already been presented in several national and international congresses.

Dr. Mattei speaks more than 5 languages including English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek and Hebrew and his office provides special assistance and individualized care to patients from international locations.