Meet Dr. Mathew
Cristin John Mathew, DO, is an orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas. He has attained the distinguished title of Fellow for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Mathew began his medical pursuits at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. During his time there, Dr. Mathew worked closely with Virginia Tech athletes, an experience that fostered his passion for sports medicine.
After earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mathew completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwell Health Plainview Hospital in Plainview, New York. He excelled on staff, earning the title of chief resident. Dr. Mathew subsequently moved to Houston, Texas, and participated in a year of fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.
As part of this prestigious fellowship, Dr. Mathew served on the medical staff of the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros. In this position, he trained under many exceptional surgeons and used his sports medicine knowledge to help elite athletes improve their performance on the field.
In addition to working with athletes in Major League Baseball, Dr. Mathew has also served on staff with Rice University Athletics, the Houston Rockets, and the Houston Texans. He is currently the team physician for the Houston Athletic Rugby Club, as well as several local schools.
Dr. Mathew is committed to providing cutting-edge technology and treatments for his patients and his community. He continues to stay active in educating young students and physicians through his academic affiliations with the University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Houston Medical School. He has worked on several publications and continues to give lectures at national meetings.
Distinguishing himself from other surgeons, Dr. Mathew was the first surgeon in the area to provide minimally invasive muscle-sparing robotically assisted joint replacements. With personalized surgery, limited restrictions, and reduced pain, patients typically experience a significantly faster and more pleasant recovery. He also performs complex joint preservation procedures, transplant surgery, and fracture fixation.
Dr. Mathew uses a modern approach to sports medicine, joint reconstruction, and pain management and welcomes any weekend warrior, little leaguer, or adult seeking improved health and well-being to the All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute.