Matthew Dougherty, M.D.


Tesson Ferry Pediatrics

13303 Tesson Ferry Rd., Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63128

Phone: 314-842-5239

Fax: 314-842-3938




American Board of Pediatrics


John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA


Mercy Hospital South
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
St. Clare Hospital
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Professional Notes

Dr. Dougherty is a member of Esse Health’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Matthew Dougherty, who goes by the name of “Dr. Matt” so as not to be confused with Dr. Charles Dougherty, has been in pediatric practice with Esse Health since 2007. Prior to joining Esse Health, Dr. Matt completed his residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University Hospital. After completion of residency, Dr. Matt completed an additional year as Chief Resident in which he helped to run the Pediatric Residency program and served as a general pediatrician as a member of the Stanford medical staff.

Dr. Dougherty has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2011 to 2020.

Articles by and Interviews with Dr. Matt Dougherty:

“Pediatric Dental Health”

“Lice: Myths and Facts”

“Motivating Your Child to Exercise”

“Preparing your Family for Fall Allergy Season”

“Making the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care”

"Protecting your children from Rhinovirus"

"Heat stroke, kids and cars"

"Recommendations for tooth brushing in young children"

Personal Notes

Dr. Matt lives in Kirkwood with his wife, Lisa and their son, Charlie. Dr. Matt and his wife have loved being back in the Midwest where they are closer to family and friends but on cold winter days or humid summer nights, they do sometimes miss the perfect warm weather that California had to offer. Like nearly all members of his family, Dr. Matt is a distance runner and enjoys running marathons (of which he has completed four). He also enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and all things related to the St. Louis Cardinals.