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Velimir Matkovic, MD,PhD

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(614) 293-7604

I specialize in:

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic
  • Osteoporosis
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Biography:

Dr. Matkovic is a professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in medicine and nutrition at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He is also the director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center and Bone and Mineral Metabolism Laboratory. He is a consultant on metabolic orthopedics and a member of the board of trustees at the Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Dr. Matkovic earned his medical degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. He completed his residency in medicine at the University of Zagreb, and his residency in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington Hospitals, Seattle, Wash. His postgraduate training includes: postgraduate study in biomedicine at University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; fellowship at the Medical Research Council/Mineral Metabolism Unit, General Infirmary in Leeds, England; and fellowship in the Department of Medicine, Bone and Mineral Metabolism Division at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Dr. Matkovic has received numerous honors, including: Scientific Award “Rudger Boskovic,” Republic of Croatia, INOVA, Croatia; Best Doctors Inc.’s “Best Doctors in America” as well as “Best Doctors in Central Ohio.” Dr. Matkovic has been active in many organizations and committees including: OSU research seminars in bone and mineral metabolism, General Clinical Research Center, OSU Scientific Committee, Patient Care Committee, Graduate Education Committee, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Wash., D.C., Scientific Advisory Board, and OSU Access and Communication Committee. Dr. Matkovic is heavily involved in various research projects involving osteoporosis and other bone disorders. He has been invited to present at numerous national and international meetings. He has been asked to be a peer reviewer of many articles written on these subjects. Dr. Matkovic’s main interests lie in bone and mineral metabolism, metabolic bone and bone disease; primary and secondary prevention of osteoporosis; general rehabilitation and orthopedic rehabilitation.

More about me:

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
5/19/1993

Residencies

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Washington School of Medicine
7/1/1984 - 6/1/1987

Internal Medicine
University of Zagreb
1/1/1979 - 1/1/1982

Medical Degree

M.D.
University of Zagreb
6/30/1971

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation