John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
The Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Royal College of Surgeons' Research Fellowship
Oxfordshire Research Grant
Travelling Fellowships to Stockholm, Grenada and Melbourne
Dr Matthew trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. His surgical training was based at the John Radcliffe Hospital with Professor Neil Mortenson. He was awarded The Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (General Surgery) in 2006. His research was undertaken at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford with Professor Sir Walter Bodmer. He gained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) for his thesis 'The Antibody Treatment of Colorectal Cancer'.
Dr Matthew spent his Colorectal Fellowship Year with Professor Les Bokey at The Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Three years later, he was awarded the Covidian Laparoscopic Colorectal Travelling Fellowship, which was also spent at Concord Hospital. Other awards achieved include a Royal College of Surgeons' Research Fellowship, Oxfordshire Research Grant, Travelling Fellowships to Stockholm, Grenada and Melbourne.
Following completion of training, he was appointed as a Locum Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and subsequently, to a substantive post in The Ipswich Hospital. Dr Matthew has been instrumental in improving patient safety and clinical governance issues and has implemented a number of initiatives including an enhanced recovery program. In 2011, he gained a NHS Clinical Excellence Award for this work.
In July 2014, Dr Matthew moved to Burjeel Hospital, to develop the Department of Colorectal Surgery.
Dr Matthew specialises in colorectal cancer, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and colitis, proctology (such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas), faecal incontinence, prolapse and hernia surgery and advanced colonoscopy.
He has coauthored the Colorectal Surgery chapter in The New Aird’s Companion in Surgical Studies, the recommended UK surgical textbook, published more than twenty research articles and presented nationally and internationally on more than thirty occasions.