Sirawar Matin

Sirawar is pursuing his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree at the University at Buffalo. He completed most of his undergraduate studies at Montclair State University, majoring in athletic training and minoring in entrepreneurship. Currently, he anticipates graduating in 2024 with his doctorate but sees himself continuing his education with the real estate development program at UB. He is a first-generation college student who attributes much of his personal and professional success to the different communities he is a part of. He hopes to give back to his community by helping other first-generation students trailblaze their own paths while creating value.
Sirawar (Si) is passionate about health and wellness and hopes to bridge the gap between needing rehabilitation and seeking these services as a preventative measure. His understanding of the benefits of physical therapy has been strengthened through his journey as an entrepreneur. Like a startup, the benefits of physical therapy need to be communicated well to have a lasting impact. It is a profession that helps everyone, but not everyone is aware of the benefits. He hopes to break these barriers and raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy, especially in his community.
Currently, Sirawar serves as a venture coach for Blackstone LaunchPad and hopes to use the skills he develops through this role to establish his clinic in Buffalo. He hopes to incorporate interdisciplinary health professionals into his clinic to treat the healing process holistically. With therapy being such a covert topic in South Asian culture, he wants to break the stigma of therapy in his community by creating a safe and welcoming space for the people of the east side of Buffalo to come for all things health and wellness.