Matt Coward, MD, FACS
Dr. Coward is a urologic microsurgeon who specializes in male fertility treatment and is a native of North Carolina. He earned his MD with honors from UNC, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and residency in urology.
Dr. Coward, who is board certified by the American Board of Urology, joined UNC Fertility in 2013 after completing a microsurgical residency in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with Dr. Larry Lipshultz at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at UNC Reproductive, as well as the Fellowship Director for the UNC Men’s Health Fellowship, which trains future experts in the field of male fertility therapy.
Dr. Coward has been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America ® lists for the years 2015-16 and 2017-2018, a distinction earned by less than 5% of physicians in the United States. Throughout his career, he has received various academic distinctions, including Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Coward has scores of scholarly journal publications and textbook chapters to his credit, and he presents his work at national conferences on a regular basis. He is a member of the UNC Fertility team of doctors that collaborate with the Reproductive Medicine Network, a large NIH-funded network of centers of excellence that conducts multicenter clinical trials of male and female infertility.