Matthew L Fazekas, MD

Fazekas Matthew L
Specialties
Pediatric Sports Medicine

Primary Office
1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 345
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-961-3600
Alternate Location
1865 N Corporate Lakes Blvd
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-389-4008
Alternate Location
1951 SW 172nd Avenue
Suite 207
Miramar, FL 33029
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-961-3600
Alternate Location
5830 Coral Ridge Drive
Suite 207
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-961-3600
Alternate Location
9291 Glades Road
Suite 202
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-961-3600
Alternate Location
1865 N Corporate Lakes Blvd
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Phone
954-265-6300
Fax:
954-389-4008

Meet the Physician

Dr. Matthew Fazekas is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training and board certification in pediatric, adolescent and young adult sports medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and then completed a pediatric residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Fazekas then completed a sports medicine fellowship through Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Fazekas has served as a consulting and team physician for the Boston Ballet, Northeastern University, Emmanuel College, and Milton Academy. He also provided event coverage for the BAA Boston Marathon in addition to other national mass sporting events.

Dr. Fazekas is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and is a fellow member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fazekas is originally from Atlanta, GA and lives with his wife and son in South Florida. His areas of interest include sports injuries, concussion management, and dance medicine.

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Expertise
  • Sports medicine
  • Concussion management
  • Performing arts and dance medicine
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Pediatric and adolescent fracture care

Research

Awards and Honors

  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, Medical College of Georgia, 2011
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Medical College of Georgia, 2010
  • Terry College of Business Departmental Honors, University of Georgia at Athens, 2007
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, University of Georgia at Athens, 2005
  • University of Georgia Presidential Scholar, 2004-2007
  • State of Georgia HOPE Scholar, 2003-2007
  • State of Georgia Governor’s Scholarship, 2003-2007
  • Salutatorian, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia, 2003

Professional organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society

Research

  • Effectiveness and Utility of Sports Medicine Smartphone Weather App Compared to

Traditional Monitoring Devices. Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2013�2014. Principal Investigator: Dr. Alex Diamond.

  • Utility of Ultrasound on the Patellar Tendon in the Pre-participation Exam Setting.

Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 2014-2015. Principal Investigator: Dr. Pierre d’Hemecourt.

Publications

  • Fazekas ML and Stracciolini A. Snapping Pes Syndrome in a Pediatric Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep.2015 Sep-Oct;14(5):361-3.
  • Fazekas ML.  Chest Pain in the Pediatric Athlete.  COSMF AAP March 2015 Case Report. Online Access.  
  • Ander DS, Quest T, Abramson JL, Fazekas ML, Moshettieri S, Copeland B. Discordance between knowledge and self�care in underserved heart failure population in an inner�city emergency department setting [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med 2009;16:S116.
Presentations

  • Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports; Vanderbilt University Sports Medicine; Fazekas ML. Heat Illness and Weather Safety. (July 2015)
  • New England Chapter American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); Case Presentation

Fazekas ML. An Interesting presentation of a Common Problem: An Eighteen-year-old Male with Chest Pain. (October 2014)

  • Fazekas ML. and Durnad K.  Discussion of Time Interval Between Concussions and Symptom Duration (Eisenberg, et al. Pediatrics. 2013�043). Pediatric Journal Club. MCJCH Vanderbilt. (September 2013)
  • Fazekas ML.  Overuse Injuries of the Knee.  Pediatric Morning Report.  MCJCH Vanderbilt. (May 2013)
  • Fazekas ML.  Heat�related Illness.  Pediatric Morning Report.  MCJCH Vanderbilt. (August 2012)
  • Society Academic Emergency Medicine; Annual Society Meeting; Poster

Ander DS, Quest T, Abramson JL, Fazekas ML, Moshettieri S, Copeland B. Discordance between knowledge and self�care in underserved heart failure population in an inner�city emergency department setting. (May 2009)

  • Society Academic Emergency Medicine; Southeast Region Meeting; Presentation

Ander DS, Quest T, Abramson JL, Fazekas ML, Moshettieri S, Copeland B. Discordance between knowledge and self-care in underserved heart failure population in an inner-city emergency department setting. (March 2009)

 

Education

Education
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine, 2011
Residencies
  • Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hosptal at Vanderbilt, 2014, Pediatrics
Fellowships
  • Boston Children's Hospital, 2015, Sports Medicine
Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics