Matt El-Kadi, MD Ph.D, is vice chairman and clinical professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery-UPMC. He is the chief of neurological surgery at UPMC Passavant. Dr. El-Kadi specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He is an expert in the treatment of spinal fusion, spine tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery and other spine-related diseases. He developed the content of this website for patients to learn about acute and chronic conditions that can affect the spine. Most importantly, this site will review a wide variety of state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical options available to you.