Meet Dr. Harrison
Matthew J. Harrison, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with practices in Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. His practice focuses on the lower extremity with a special interest in the foot and ankle, and treats a wide range of conditions, from sports injuries and ankle pain, to foot and ankle fractures and Achilles tendon disorders
Dr. Harrison earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, followed by residency training at the Oregon Health and Science University, where he served as Chief Resident.
He gained advanced fellowship education at the Oakland Bone and Joint Specialists in Oakland, California. He trained under Roger Mann MD, a world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon and pioneer. Following this, he completed a second fellowship with Matthew Tomlinson MD in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Tomlinson is regarded as New Zealand’s top foot and ankle authority.
Dr. Harrison is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
In his free time, Dr. Harrison enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time outdoors with his wife and children.
Dr. Harrison uses 3-dimension weight bearing scanning technology to diagnose and plan treatment for foot and ankle conditions. The Santa Barbara Foot and Ankle center is the only office on the Central Coast to offer this service!
Please click here for more information on the pedCAT scanner.
For your convenience, Dr. Harrison accepts most major insurance plans. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept.
"We are lucky to have met Dr. Harrison. He was responsive and kind. Great bedside manner. Really a fantastic experience and a great physician."
"Wonderful experience with Dr. Harrison in 2013/2014 first for plantar fasciitis pain and then unrelated ankle fracture."
"Not only physical healing, but relief of mental worry and stress are the result of Dr. Harrison's PRP treatment followed by the AKG supplement."
"Dr. Harrison is an expert ankle and foot orthopedic surgeon. He is always kind and professional."