Dr. Matthew Jackson
Dr. Matthew  Jackson

Medical Director and Head Team Physician

Dr. Matthew Jackson joined Central Michigan Athletic Department in the spring of 2016 as its medical director and head team physician.

He will coordinate the overall care of CMU student-athletes.

Dr. Jackson earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Tuoro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California in 2009. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State in both physiology and psychology.

“This is truly an exciting day for the CMU Athletic program,” CMU Athletic Director Dave Heeke said. “Dr. Jackson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us continue to build an exceptional sports medicine department.

“Having a comprehensive and highly organized sport medicine group is critical to the success of our programs and our ability to serve our student-athletes. I am extremely impressed by Dr. Jackson’s strong communication skills and the way he interacts with our student-athletes and staff."

He is board certified in family medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and sports medicine.

While attending Michigan State University, Dr. Jackson competed as a varsity cross country and track and field student-athlete.

He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM).
Dr. Jackson also has put together an impressive resumé that includes many teaching and research highlights.  He has extensive experience serving as an athletic-event physician at NCAA Division I games, high schools athletic contests and professional sporting events.

His post-graduate training includes a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Promedica/The Toledo Hospital, resident integrated family medicine and neuromuscular medicine at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Integrated Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills.
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