UI Hospitals and Clinics



Matthew Bollier, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (view Academic Profile)


"We can individualize a particular patients injury, combining the physical therapist and athletic trainers. Then we can make a plan, surgical or non-surgical, to get an athlete back to doing what they love to do as quickly as possible."

Matthew Bollier, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine Clinic, and he specializes in knee and shoulder injuries. Dr. Bollier received his medical degree from Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine before doing his residency at Michigan State University and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut.

He is actively involved in research involving rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder separations, meniscus tears, knee ligament injuries, patella dislocations, and cartilage defects. In addition to providing care for University of Iowa athletes, he takes care of active patients of all ages.



  • ACL joint separation
  • AC joint separation
  • Knee cartilage lesion
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patella dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement

Education and Training


MD, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Orthopedic Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Sports Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery