Renowned orthopedist Dr. Matt Provencher and his company Proven Performance Technology (PPT) deliver data-driven injury insights to football fans. In this first-of-a-kind role as Athlete Injury and Performance Analyst for FOX Sports’ digital platforms, Provencher provides important predictive player health and recovery information about post-injury performance, the impact of weather, field conditions and more — serving hometown team loyalists, fantasy league owners and wagering interests.
Provencher first created the core algorithm for PPT’s proprietary insights while working as the Navy Special Forces (SEAL Teams) Head Orthopedic/Sports Surgeon and now leads a team of world-class data scientists and technologists with more than 50 years of collective professional sports league experience, at PPT.
Captain Matthew T. Provencher, MD MC US, a native of Barrington, New Hampshire, attended the United States Naval Academy, where he was appointed the Deputy Brigade Commander (Second in command), graduated with Distinction (Highest Honors) with a Major in Electrical Engineering, and was Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate. He was also a 4-year varsity oarsman and First-Team All-American at Navy and named Most Valuable Oarsman. He completed his medical education at Dartmouth Medical School where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
CAPT Provencher served as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from 2004 to 2013, and was The Director of the Sports Medicine and Surgery from 2007 to 2013. As the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Navy Seal Teams 1, 3, 5 and 7, he was also instrumental in setting up the Special Forces Tactical Athlete Program (TAP) – a comprehensive wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation program for Naval Special Forces.
In 2012, Dr. Provencher then took on the positions of Chief of Sports Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Visiting Professor of Harvard Medical School, and Medical Director and Head Team Physician for The New England Patriots football team. He was the Medical Director of the Patriots during the 2014 Super Bowl Championship season and pioneered a wellness and injury prevention program for the team. He also serves as a 2nd opinion orthopaedist for the NFL, MLB, and the NHL. In addition to these positions, he also acted as an assistant team physician for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Following his time at MGH, Dr. Provencher began his orthopaedic duties at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in March 2016.
Dr. Provencher was recently named one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons in the United States and also one of the Top 28 Knee Surgeons in the United States by Orthopaedics Today. He is also recognized by Becker’s Orthopaedics as “One of 59 Great Orthopaedic Surgeons.” His research includes over 245 peer-reviewed publications and articles, 148 chapters, and has authored 6 textbooks. He has given over 500 peer-reviewed and invited national and international presentations in the realm of sports medicine and leadership. He continues his duties in the Navy as a Reservist and is assigned to Navy Seal Team 17 in Coronado, CA.
Dr. Provencher resides in Edwards, CO with his wife and four children.