Matthew-BayesAfter receiving his medical degree from Saint Louis University in 2001, Matt Bayes, MD of St. Louis Missiouri, performed his pediatric internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He then moved across the country to Beaufort, South Carolina, where he spent four years as a staff pediatrician at the Naval Hospital. In 2008 Dr. Bayes returned to Saint Louis University, where he completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine.

Prior to joining Blue Tail Medical Group in 2011, Dr. Bayes practiced at the Sports Medicine Institute at the Orthopedic Center of Saint Louis. He specializes in the treatment of all sports medicine injuries and non-operative orthopedics, with a special interest in treating sports concussions and post-concussive syndrome. Dr. Bayes is skilled in the use of ultrasound for both diagnostic and needle guidance procedures. He utilizes bio-cellular grafts in much of his treatment regimens. He strives to keep his patients moving during recovery to limit their time away from the game.

Dr. Bayes is board certified in sports medicine. As a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), he was previously board certified in pediatrics and pediatric orthopaedics. Outside of work, Dr. Bayes enjoys marathons, triathlons and spending time with his wife, Jaime, and their kids Ellie and Tyler.


  • General Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations

Upper extremity injuries in golf.
Bayes, M.C., Wadsworth, L.T.