Matthew Hellman, MD

Fellowship trained in Pain Medicine
Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Matthew Hellman - Pain Specialists of Austin - Pain Management Doctor - pain management

Dr. Matthew Hellman is a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management whose lifetime interest in new technology, advancements and research in medicine and treatments has led to some exciting innovations to improve diagnosis and patient care.

Dr. Hellman began his career with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where he was selected to work with the 2000 United States Army and Marine Reserve Corp. Soldier of the Year; there, he researched how to extend the lifetime of red blood cell packs for field use. He continued his research studies while earning his degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University, working as a biological researcher at Duke University Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems. While an engineering intern at Duke, he wrote original code for a graphical user interface (GUI) to detect the presence of anthrax in patients who are not yet exhibiting symptoms, a successful project which led to the funding of a new $5 million laboratory.

While completing his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Hellman continued working with Walter Reed as a bioinformatics specialist working for the Department of Defense, where he created and published artificial intelligence software that utilizes pattern recognition algorithms.

Dr. Hellman completed his internship at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, and his residency in anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine at Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During that time, he also created interactive smartphone apps for the perioperative management of patients with permanent pacemakers and/or automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which were published on the Android and Apple stores.

Dr. Hellman completed his clinical fellowship in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital, another well-respected Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, where he engaged in interventional techniques including spinal cord stimulator trials, permanent implants, kyphoplasties, and fluoroscopically guided, CT guided and ultrasound guided injections.

Dr. Hellman comes to us from a Florida pain management practice in which he served as attending physician, performing interventional pain management, lecturing at local hospitals, and exploring new techniques, equipment and medical devices for the practice.

Dr. Hellman is conversationally fluent and medically proficient in Spanish. He is an avid reader and a hockey, football, and college basketball fan. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy all the outside sports and recreational activities that Austin has to offer, including running, hiking, exploring, paddleboarding, and anything on the water.