Dr. Matthew J. Enna was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. An interest in both the humanities and pre-medical education led him to Washington University in Saint Louis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1997. He spent his senior year of college at Oxford University, where he studied Shakespeare, Dickens and Leonardo da Vinci. He matriculated at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997. During his time in New Orleans, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, which acknowledges the top academic achievers in the graduating medical class. He was also elected president of the Owl Club, which is the oldest student - faculty liaison in the United States. It was during medical school that he became an avid runner, completing his first two marathons. Upon graduating from Tulane in 2001, he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he performed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown University. After completing his residency in 2006, he performed a one-year fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Brown. During his training at Brown, he was an assistant team physician for the Brown University varsity football, hockey and lacrosse teams, and for the Providence Bruins hockey team. He has lived in eight states and three countries, and he has traveled throughout Europe and the United States. His favorite locations are Italy and Southern California. Thus, after completing his trauma fellowship, he undertook a hand and microsurgery fellowship at UCLA, with the hope of establishing his orthopaedic career in Southern California. After completing his fellowship at UCLA in 2008, he accepted a position at Sansum Clinic, in Santa Barbara. During his three years in Santa Barbara, he gained valuable experience in advanced techniques in arthroscopic, hand, and trauma surgery. In 2011, he became one of a select few physicians in California to achieve subspecialty certification in both hand surgery and sports medicine.