• Edgewood, KY
  • Florence, KY
  • Highland Heights, KY
    • NKU Campus

Dr. Matthew T. DesJardins is board certified and fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. He specializes in nonsurgical treatment of orthopaedic/athletic injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound, spine care, and general orthopaedics. He performs Interventional Spine Procedures (epidural steroid injections), and has a special interest in Regenerative Medicine; this aspect of Sports Medicine focuses on helping the body recover faster using techniques such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and tendon fenestration (TENEX) type procedures. Matthew T. DesJardins serves as team physician for Northern Kentcuky University athletics. Dr. DesJardins sees patients at our Edgewood, Florence, and Highland Heights (NKU) locations. 

  • Bachelor of Science – University of Michigan
  • Medical Degree – Wayne State University
  • Residency – Wake Forest University, Family Medicine
  • Fellowship – University of Utah, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified – American Board of Family Practice
  • KY Medical License
  • OH Medical License
  • Added Qualifications (CAQ), Sports Medicine
  • Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) – Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Physical Education & Medical Aspects of Sports, Kentucky Medical Association Committee Member

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Team Physician for:

Former Team Physician: Cooper High School & The University of Utah

Served as a Physician for the 2002 Winter Olympics

  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2020 - 2024
  • Supplement Use in the Adolescent Athlete, Current Sports Medicine Reports, 2002

  • Volkmann’s Fracture: Posterolateral Tibiofibular Avulsion, In Bracker M (ed): The 5 minute Sports Medicine Consult