Matthew D. Hannibal, MD
Matthew D. Hannibal, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified in Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Triangle Region

Wake Forest–Wakefield
North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Dr. Matthew Hannibal joined EmergeOrtho in 2008, bringing his extensive experience and skillset to the Back, Neck, and Spine Team for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. In line with our commitment to patient-centered care, Dr. Hannibal offers his patients individualized attention based on precision diagnosis and available treatment options.

Education and Expertise

Following medical school at Georgetown University and six years of orthopedic surgery training in New York City, Dr. Hannibal completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Stanford University. He then practiced for five years at the St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco, specializing in the surgical correction of complex spine problems. In addition, he served as Director of Spine Research and Development and as the Associate Director of the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, training residents and fellows.

Dr. Hannibal has authored over 15 book chapters and journal articles. He has participated in upwards of 50 national and international presentations, acted as a clinical investigator for seven new spinal technologies, and has trained surgeons nationwide on procedures such as artificial disc replacement surgery.

Dr. Hannibal’s advanced surgical techniques, educational background, and experience enable him to treat a number of orthopedic conditions and potential surgical diagnoses of the back, neck, and spine, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Compression fractures

As a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Hannibal specializes in the following treatments and surgical procedures:

  • 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 a consultation with Dr. Hannibal now. Or, call us at 984.666.2201 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.