Matthew Robert Fusco was born in Casper, Wyoming and grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He earned a B.A. in University of Virginia in 2003, choosing to major in psychology for optimal access to neuroscience and neuroanatomy courses. Dr. Fusco went on to obtain a Doctorate of Medicine from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2007, prior to entering his neurosurgery residency-training program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Matt plans to pursue fellowship training in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery as well as skull-based surgery following completion of his residency program. In the future, he foresees an active neurosurgery clinical practice concentrating on vascular and skull-based pathologies. Balancing his career, Matt hopes to pursue clinical research endeavors, particularly those that involve the use of health care resources. Newly married, Matt enjoys cooking Italian cuisine; reading works by his favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut; and playing-watching all sports - especially baseball and soccer.