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VOL. 126 | NO. 219 | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Massey Joins OrthoMemphis, Continues Family Tradition

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Dr. Matthew Bradley Massey has joined OrthoMemphis and will his focus his practice on musculoskeletal problems of the foot, ankle and knee.


Hometown: Jackson, Miss.

Work Experience: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, S.C.; remained on staff after residency as faculty surgeon while waiting for wife to finish her M.D.; implemented liaison program and joint venture with Department of Defense to treat active-duty military personnel

Family: Caroline, wife, pathologist, joining The Pathology Group at Saint Francis Hospital; Brooks, son, 2; Emmett, dog.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Reading, cooking, landscape photography, snow skiing, golf

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, also a physician, has had the greatest influence on my professional career. I grew up watching him care for patients and being recognized in the community for his noble service and dedication. He instilled values in me such as compassion, patience and level-headedness that I feel are integral qualities to being a good physician.

Why did you pursue a career in medicine? With my father being a physician, medicine was always an interest for me. In high school, I volunteered in surgery until I could become a tech in the operating room. It was so impressive to see the team of doctors, nurses and techs working so hard together to take care of patients and I knew I wanted to be a part of that team.

What drew you to OrthoMemphis? Their core values of taking good care of patients, serving the community and their commitment to strong family values are what made the decision easy for me. Since the OrthoMemphis surgeons are fellowship-trained and subspecialized, patients are getting the best care for each and every orthopedic area. With my fellowship training in foot, ankle and knees, I will be able to dedicate my practice to taking care of those patients with musculoskeletal problems of the foot, ankle and knee.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy meeting my patients, listening to their issues and helping them get back to the activities that they love. It is a natural high when you see your patients running with friends, playing with their children/grandchildren or enjoying their lives. The small part that I get to play in helping patients regain their quality of life makes me love my job.


Emily Sharpe has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as corporate development officer. Sharpe previously worked as donor relations manager for the Children’s Museum of Memphis, project director with Arnoult & Associates Inc. and development associate at Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Jonathan E. Kaplan, Jay W. Kiesewetter and Paul E. Prather of Memphis-based Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC have been included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America as being among the nation’s leading labor and employment attorneys in the areas of employment law-management, labor law-management, labor law-union, and labor and employment litigation. Prather was named 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Management Employment Law in Memphis.

Kathy Hunt, program chair of nuclear medicine technology at Baptist College of Health Sciences, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the southwestern chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section.

R. Grattan Brown has been named the Memphis Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. Saul Belz has been named the 2012 Memphis Best Lawyers Litigation – Securities Lawyer of the Year.

C. Regina Simmons has received the 2011 Excellence in Advising Award from the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. Simmons is adviser to the Torch Chapter at Rhodes College, where she is currently employed as director of new student programs.


Libby Shelton has accepted the position of controller in the division of business and finance at the University of Memphis. Shelton previously served as director of business operations in the U of M physical plant and has been the university’s bursar and assistant director in the Office of Financial Planning.

Rachel Smith has joined Sullivan Branding as interactive account manager. Smith will manage projects, develop and implement interactive strategy and coordinate and manage creative teams.

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