Matthew J. Gambee, M.D.

Matthew J. Gambee, M.D.

Matthew J. Gambee, M.D., is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation with interests in spine care, neuromuscular disease, and sports medicine. He believes that accurate and early diagnosis is critical, followed by appropriate treatment, either surgical or nonsurgical, so that the patient can be returned to the highest level of physical/athletic activity as soon as possible. Dr. Gambee enjoys cycling, skiing, golfing, and bird hunting.

Dr. Gambee is available to see patients in need of physical medicine and rehabilitation care at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver at Vancouver and Salmon Creek.  

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in History: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Doctor of Medicine: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT


  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Clark County Medical Society 
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Washington State Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
  • Rebound Orthopedics Vancouver

    Physicians' Pavilion
    200 Northeast Mother Joseph Place, Suite 110
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    Orthopedics, Physiatry, and Hand Therapy:  Suite 110
    Neurosurgery:  Suite 300
    Total Joint Center:  Suite 305

  • Rebound Salmon Creek

    Medical Office Building A
    2121 Northeast 139th Street, Suite 300
    Vancouver, WA 98686

    Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Physiatry:  Suite 300
    Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy:  Suite 325

  • 5

    He makes sure he gets all the information he needs from you, then he listens to what you want to tell him. Sometimes it's hard for me to wait to tell him what I think is so important, but he knows what info he needs to diagnose and treat. He ordered an MRI which is what I'd wanted to have done. With those results, he offered treatment options, rather than telling me what I HAD to do. I've been very happy to work with him.

    – Carol B.

  • 5

    On 10/10/2014 I awoke with bad left arm pain, it continued to get worse over the next week. I started visiting my GP and each time came away with a different or no diagnosis. I was issued weak pain killers each time. It got to the point where I felt the doctors thought I was just seeking drugs for recreation and making up the pain which made it even more depressing. My director at work, seeing the state I was in, told me her husband had great success at Rebound and I should just walk in and ask to be treated which I did. My very first Doctor was Dr. Jacobs, who was wonderful. He had a good idea what I had but didn't have the imaging yet, he administered a cortisol shot deep into the arm and for the first time in weeks I finally had some relief. My next appointment was Dr. Gambee who diagnosed me initially from just seeing my arm on top of my head! This evidently is a strong indication of a herniated disk pressing on the arm nerve leaving the neck, which was later confirmed by MRI. Then I was handed off to Dr. Le for surgery, he as the preceding two was excellent. He described the two methods he can do to fix it listing the pros and cons of each. I picked one and had the surgery about a week later. From the moment I awoke I knew it was fixed I had zero pain in my arm FINALLY after two months! These Doctors of Rebound literally gave me my life back, thank you so much god bless. Every single staff member was professional and courteous from the front desk to the Xray technician ALL of them were exceedingly polite and kind, I would not hesitate to recommend or use them again myself.

    – John G.