Matthew Powers, MD MBA
Meet Dr. Powers
Dr. Powers grew up in New England and attended Boston University, earning a B.A. in biology. During his senior year, he spent six months in New Zealand interning for Pharmaco NZ, a local pharmaceutical company. This is where he met his wife, a Northern California native.
Dr. Powers spent two subsequent years working at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. He then attended the University of Colorado for medical school. While there, he also spent a year in the Graduate School of Business to earn an M.B.A. During that year, he spent time doing research in medical device design. He co-invented a device with Dr. Malik Kahook for cataract surgery, which was subsequently patented and licensed. It was through this experience he decided to pursue a career in ophthalmology.
Following medical school, he completed his internship at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco and an ophthalmology residency at Stanford University. During his residency, he participated in the Stanford Biodesign program, in order to deepen his understanding of device design and commercialization. Through this program, he and a group of other physicians, engineers, and business students founded a company focused on AI-driven, point-of-care ophthalmic imaging. During residency, he also authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, focused mostly on vitreoretinal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Powers then returned to the Rocky Mountains for two years to complete a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the University of Colorado. He also gained experience in uveitis, pediatric retina, and ophthalmic oncology during fellowship. Dr. Powers joined NBVC following completion of his fellowship in 2020, returning to Northern California with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, skiing, or pretty much anything outdoors.