Dr. Mathern graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his Rotating Internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1983 and his Residencies in Surgery (1985) and Neurosurgery (1986-1991) at UCLA Harbor Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Mathern received his Board Certification in Neurological Surgery in 1996. He currently practices medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and specializes in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Mathern is affiliated with both Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.