Summary

“I enjoy helping patients through some difficult situations. I want to assure them we’re working toward the best possible outcome as they deal with uncertainty."
Group
Mount Nittany Physician Group

Specialties and Biography

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that Matthew Phillips, PA-C, has joined Mount Nittany Physician Group. Matthew will work with multiple clinical areas within the health system to provide enhanced radiology procedures and greatly expand the capacity of current radiology services.

“I’m excited to bring services that will lessen the need for people in the community to travel for care,” said Matthew. “I’m thrilled to be joining the physician group at Mount Nittany Health and I look forward to building a strong foundation for us to build upon.”

Matthew received his Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences and Bachelor of Health Science from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He also attended Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in Johnstown. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, American Registry of Radiologic Technologies.

“We are thrilled to have Matthew joining the Mount Nittany Health team and increasing our capacity for the many procedures he’ll perform,” said Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP, Chief Medical Officer. “His experience and talent will be a tremendous asset for patients seeking this type of care close to home. It is talented providers like Matthew that allow us to continue to grow and fulfill our mission of healthier people, stronger community.” 

Matthew’s 15 years of experience in various local health systems includes performing a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures. He works with many specialties like pulmonology, general surgery, oncology, urology, orthopedics, neurology, and more. At Mount Nittany Health, under the supervision of a physician, he’ll perform procedures such as lumbar punctures, image-guided biopsies, CT-guided disc aspiration, tube checks, and more.

“I enjoy helping patients through some difficult situations. I want to assure them we’re working toward the best possible outcome as they deal with uncertainty,” he said. “I look forward to working with Mount Nittany Health’s many specialists.” 

Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife Amber who is a physical therapist. They have three children, Nathan, Cameron, and Ashtyn. The family enjoys vacationing together and outdoor activities. Matthew also volunteers with the Sacred Heart Ushers Club, a non-profit that raises funds for those in need.

Mount Nittany Health offers a comprehensive range of radiology and imaging services. Our expertly trained team of technologists perform bone density scans, mammograms, open MRIs, CT scans, PET scans, X-rays, ultrasound imaging and nuclear imaging. Visit mountnittany.org/radiology for more information. 

Mount Nittany Health’s physician group includes more than 220 providers and 30+ specialties at 19 locations serving six counties, giving patients throughout the region convenient access to primary and specialty care close to home. 

Education

Board CertificationNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Medical DegreeSaint Francis University

 

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