MATTHEW BENNETT PA-C
Energetic surgical physician assistant with experience in multiple clinical environments and a strong motivation to learn new skills. Full time experience treating of a wide array of intracranial and spinal diseases. Proficient and safety-conscious with hands-on procedures. Enthusiastic team-player driven to deliver quality care.
JULY 2018 – APRIL 2020
NEUROSURGICAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, orlando health physicians group
Assigned as first assist during elective and emergent neurosurgical procedures.
Engaged in complex and high acuity decision making under physician supervision.
Evaluated patients with headaches and back pain in the clinic and emergency room settings.
Ordered and reviewed appropriate diagnostic imaging studies and labs.
Covered call and evaluated STAT and routine medical and trauma neurosurgical consults.
Performed advanced bedside procedures under physician supervision: external ventricular drain placement, lumbar puncture, intrathecal drain management including medication administration.
Participated in team-based care delivery involving different specialists and ongoing communication with nursing staff.
Provided counseling and education to patients and their families, including discussions involving poor neurological prognoses.
Cared for a diverse patient population at an academic medical center and a level-one trauma center.
NOVEMBER 2017 – JUNE 2018
NEUROSURGICAL PHYSICAN ASSISTANT, orlando neurosurgery
Assigned as first assist in the operating room for neurosurgical procedures
Provided coverage as needed in clinic to care for postoperative and new patient visits.
Assisted with inpatient medical/surgical rounding.
Covered after hours call for inpatient, outpatient and emergent concerns.
Common procedures included: spinal fusion and disc replacement, most with robotic or stereotactic navigation, spinal decompression and mass resection, intracranial surgery.
SEPTEMBER 2016 – OCTOBER 2017
ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, celebration mIS institute
Treated postoperative visits in clinic, average of 8-12 patients per clinic day.
Provided after hours call coverage for post-surgical patients.
Assigned as first assist in OR and in-office interventional pain management procedures.
Common procedures included: spinal fusion with robotic guidance, vertebroplasty, minimally invasive cervical spine fusion, carpal tunnel release.
2014-2016 GLENDALE, AZ
MASTERS OF MEDICAL SCIENCE – PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, midwestern university
2004-2009 ORLANDO, FL
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, university of central florida
Computer/EHR: Sunrise, Cerner, PACS, Dragon Dictation
Surgical: Patient positioning and sterile draping. Primary incision management, including hemostasis, closure, drain placement and dressing. Proficient in suture throwing and tying. Fine motor manipulation under microscope. Hardware implantation and modification under surgeon direction.
Clinical: US guided arthrocentesis. Postsurgical wound management. Phlebotomy and IV insertion. Incision and drainage.
Equipment: 2.5x Surgical Loupes, Ophthalmoscope/Otoscope, Stethoscope, Modern Laptop
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LICENSE – STATE OF FLORIDA – PA 9109845
ACTIVE ACLS and BLS
ACTIVE DEA LICENSE – full prescribing authority with access to EFORCSE database
ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Eagle Scout – earned 2004
Wedgewood Groves Homeowners Association Board Member 2019 - Present