Matthew Davis, M.D., joined the medical staff at TIRR Memorial Hermann Medicine and Rehabilitation in August 2011. He received his medical degree in 2003 at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. Dr. Davis completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Denver, Colorado. He completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, followed by three years practicing Spinal Cord medicine and serving as an assistant professor for The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Davis’s primary focus is caring for patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. He has a sub-specialty certification in spinal cord injury medicine and holds memberships in the American Spinal Injury Association, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


Medical Degree
UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX 2003

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder
  • Spasticity
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Advocacy

Research Interests

  • Outcome measurement
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Neurorecovery Network Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Robotics in Upper Extremity Motor Recovery
  • Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Robotics
  • Neuromodulation of Neuropathic Pain


Visit the PubMed profile page

  1. Davis, M. When guidelines conflict: patient safety, quality of life, and CAUTI reduction in patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 2019; June 10;5:56.
  2. Davis, M. Does Intermittent Catheterization Result in Fewer Infections Than Indwelling? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019; Vol 100, Issue 9, Sept 2019, p 1793.
  3. Davis, Matthew. “Unintended Consequences for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Safe Healthcare Blog, 11 Dec. 2018,
  4. Davis M, Allam A, Korupolu R. Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction. In: Mitra R. (Ed.) Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2019.  p. 224-233