Dr. Matthew Golden joined Owensboro Health Surgical Specialists (previously known as Ohio Valley Surgical Specialists) as a general surgeon in 2014. He previously served as the chief resident of general surgery at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Golden knows that surgery is one of the biggest events in a person’s life. That is why he takes time to listen to his patients and learn more about them.
“I treat each patient like my own family, like a brother or sister.”
Dr. Golden says his Christian faith is an important influence on his practice philosophy. The integration of faith and medicine are very important to him and he puts a strong focus on faith as a part of good medicine.
Dr. Golden enjoys the variety that general surgery offers. His services include abdominal, vascular, thoracic, colorectal and gallbladder procedures.
Dr. Golden sees patients at the Owensboro and Henderson offices. He has staff privileges at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro Surgery Center, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital and Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Golden is a Georgia native. He and his wife, Hope, live in Owensboro and have two children, Meda and Eliza.
Surgery is not just about technology and science and Dr. Golden knows the importance of listening to his patients, lifting their spirits and encouraging their faith. “A big part of healing is spending time to show them that you care for them and you care how they do,” Dr. Golden said.
Advances in science and medicine mean that Dr. Golden can offer the best surgical options to patients. Using the da Vinci surgical suite, Dr. Golden has 3-D vision inside the patient, as well as unprecedented instrument control, all done through just a few tiny incisions. Less-invasive surgical methods increase the chance of faster recoveries and better outcomes for patients.
Education & Training
- Mercer University, School of Medicine
- University of Louisville, General Surgery - Junior Resident
- University of Louisville, General Surgery - Chief Resident
A patient's message
Read the messages sent to Dr. Golden on National Doctors' Day.
"My deepest thanks to Dr. Golden for going above and beyond in taking care of my daughter after her accident. I will be forever grateful for the compassion and care he showed our entire family. Dr. Golden will always hold a special place in our hearts." - Nicole
"Thank you for everything you have done for me. You are a great surgeon and always carry yourself with integrity. Working in quality has taught me how lucky I am to have you as a surgeon. Thank you for everything!" - Brittany
"Dr. Golden, Thanks so much for taking care of my stomach issues, as well as both of my parents after suffering strokes! We appreciate your work and your faith in the operating room!" - Magen
"Dr. Golden was an angel in disguise when we walked into Owensboro Regional Health Hospital four years ago. His skill and expertise saved my husband’s life. But, his genuine care for people and bedside manner made our month long stay and road to recovery bearable. He has continued to be there for us as we learn how to deal with the progression and changes in my husband’s condition. I can never thank him enough for giving me four extra years with my husband. However, he is continually in my prayers for steady hands and clear thinking and his family as well for sharing him and his talents with all of us." - Kimberly
"Thank you, Dr. Golden, for taking such good care of me!! I truly appreciate your skills, and your sense of humor is a great plus. Everyone needs a trusted surgeon and I’ve certainly found mine!!" - Pam
"I would like to thank you for all you do for this hospital and for your patients. You are very much appreciated." - Trish
- Member, American College of Surgeons
- Kentucky Medical Association
- Daviess County Medical Society
Honors, Awards, etc.
- Pediatric Surgery Award, 2013
- Vascular Surgery Service Award, 2011
- Mercer University School of Medicine William C. Sealy Surgical Society Award, 2009
- Waterman-Abrams Award for Compassionate Service, 2009
American Board of Surgery