Matthew Barnes

Is a physician assistant-certified (PA-C), who works with Dr. Peter Alexander.  Matthew is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in history. After graduating, he worked in sports administration, first for a minor league baseball team until 2004 and then at the University of Pennsylvania until 2006. In 2007, Matthew entered healthcare when he attended Bon Secours School of Medical Imaging and earned a radiography certificate and RT(R) credentials. In 2012, he entered the physician assistant program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke. Upon finishing PA school in 2014, he initially worked in primary care in southwestern Virginia. In 2016, Matthew returned to Richmond to work at Interventional Pain and Spine Specialists and was there until July 2021. He has been with Neurosurgical Associates since August 2021. Matthew is certified by the NCCPA and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He also continues to maintain his radiography credentials through AART. Matthew is married to Alison Barnes and has two children.