S. Matthew Schocket, M.D.

Founder and President, Capitol Pain Institute

S. Matthew Schocket, M.D., Austin Pain Doctor




Dr. Matt Schocket is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management after completing his residency at UT-Southwestern in Dallas and fellowship at the University of California San Diego. Moving his family back to Texas, Dr. Schocket founded Capitol Pain Institute in 2007 to provide expert pain management to Austin and its surrounding communities. He is a recognized world-leader in the field of spinal cord stimulation as well as stem-cell therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain, having lectured on pain management across the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, Dr. Schocket was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to implant the St. Jude Medical Axium dorsal root ganglion spinal cord stimulation system and is currently a primary investigator in the initial U.S. trial for the Neuros peripheral nerve stimulation system.

He is a recognized world-leader in the field of Pain Management and has lectured at multiple national and international conferences including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Spine Injection Society, the Israeli Pain Society, and the International Neuromodulation Society.

As an expert reviewer for the Neuromodulation Journal, he has recently been appointed to the international Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee. Dr. Schocket currently serves as a national consultant for St. Jude Medical and Johnson & Johnson, as well as a regional consultant for Pfizer. He has also served as a member of the Abbott Pharmaceuticals national advisory council and has actively participated in research projects for Boston Scientific, Allergan, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck.

Publications & Recognition

Dr. Schocket is one of the foremost experts in Spinal Cord Stimulation, having performed over 2000 procedures in the past 10 years. He is a medical consultant to St. Jude Medical, teaching over 20 courses across the United States and training well over 500 physicians to perform this procedure. In addition, he is among the first physicians to perform the full-HD video assisted discectomy procedure and the minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) in the U.S. and among the first U.S. physicians to offer stem-cell based procedures to treat chronic pain.


A devoted father and husband, he is married to Kimberly Gardner Schocket, Ph.D. They live in Austin with their two children. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Schocket enjoys snow skiing, traveling, Texas Longhorn football, and spending time with his family.