Dr. Matthew D. Hannibal

Dr. Matthew Hannibal provides subspecialty orthopedic care with a focus on conditions and disorders of the back, neck, and spine. As an expert board-certified, fellowship-trained physician with 20 years of experience, Dr. Hannibal is dedicated to patient-centered care, offering personalized treatment plans to encourage best outcomes. Whenever possible, he encourages patients to exhaust all non-surgical treatment options prior to surgical consultation.

Dr. Hannibal’s extensive medical and orthopedic knowledge is also reflected in his published work, national training accomplishments, and speaking engagements. To date, Dr. Hannibal has authored more than 15 book chapters and journal articles. Additionally, he has been selected as a clinical investigator for seven new spinal technologies and trained surgeons (across the nation) in artificial disc replacement surgery and the X-Stop device. Globally, Dr. Hannibal has participated in more than 50 presentations.

Educational Background, Certification, and Expertise

Dr. Hannibal attended medical school at Georgetown University. Following, he had six years of orthopedic surgery training in New York City, completing a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Hannibal spent five years at the St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco, specializing in the surgical correction of complex spine problems. During his time at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, he served as Director of Spine Research and Development and as the Associate Director of training residents and fellows.

His diverse knowledge-base enables Dr. Hannibal to address a wide range of back, neck, and spine conditions, which include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Adult scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Compression fractures

Dr. Hannibal’s extensive training and experience in advanced surgical approaches allow him to offer patients the following procedures:

  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Adult spinal reconstruction surgery
  • Disc replacement surgery


  • Medical school: Georgetown University
  • Residency: New York Medical College, NY, NY
  • Fellowship: Stanford University


  • Board Certified in Orthopedics


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Request an appointment with Dr. Hannibal. Or, call us at (919) 220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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