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Dr. Matthew Colman specializes in spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. 

Dr. Colman completed his undergraduate training cum laude with honors from Dartmouth College, earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, and went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 

He has been fellowship trained in pediatric and adult musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard University and orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery at the University of Utah. 

Dr. Colman has an interest in treating bone and soft tissue tumors wherever they occur, including the spine. He also treats a comprehensive set of non-tumor-related spinal problems, including degenerative disease, deformity, and trauma. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), AOSpine, the North American Spine Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Chicago Chapter.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Musculoskeletal Oncology
Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Spine Oncology

Special Procedures

Spine Oncology
Adult benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors
Pediatric benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors
Limb salvage surgery
Adult degenerative spine surgery
Adult spine deformity surgery 

Research Interests

Metastatic spine disease

Second Language



AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

  • Vilma Zepeda (SEC)
  • Joanna Barr (SEC)
  • Karissa Shade (ATC)
  • Joseph Samuels (PA-C)
  • Janina Locascio (PA-C)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Residency
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship
    Musculoskeletal Oncology, Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital / Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Munster Specialty Surgery Center, LLC

9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite S-100
Munster, IN 46321

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321