I am committed to taking care of you and believe in shared decision making and guiding you to help make the right decision for your treatment. The service I provide is based on the values of compassion, commitment and accountability.
Following an intensive Orthopaedic training on the prestigious Percivall Pott Rotation in London, I pursued my training in hand surgery through overseas fellowships awarded by The British Society for Surgery of the Hand, The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association and the AO Foundation.
These fellowships enhanced by understanding of hand and wrist pathology and the various treatments for these problems through working with some of the giants in hand and wrist surgery in the US, India, Spain and France.
On my return I then completed a years hand fellowship at the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby. I worked as a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Barking Havering Redbridge NHS Trust prior to taking up my current post as a full time Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust.
Teaching and Training responsibilities
I am a Hon. Senior lecturer on the Queen Mary’s University, London MSc in Trauma program. I am an approved tutor for the BSSH Diploma in Hand Surgery. As part of my additional teaching responsibilities I am part of the faculty on the Miller and Queens Hospital FRCS Course for Orthopaedic trainees. I am also involved in the training of Registrars and junior doctors in the hand and wrist unit at Chelsea and Westminster and have set up the online education website www.chelwesthandandwristeducationhub.com
Whilst in Medical School I was inspired by reading about Dr Paul Brand, the British missionary surgeon, who travelled to India and pioneered the tendon transfer techniques still used today to allow the hands and feet of leprosy patients to function properly once again.
My passion lies in understanding and treating predominantly wrist pathology from fractures to arthritis to instability. I offer WALANT (wide awake), open and keyhole surgery as appropriate to the condition. I also treat a wide range of hand and wrist conditions from nerve compression, ganglions, stiff joints to Dupuytren’s disease.
I believe that research is important in advancing our understanding of disease and its treatment. I was Principal Investigator at Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospital on a national level Randomised Control trials one related to fracture healing. I am currently working on an Msc project on Midcarpal instability.
Mr Mathew is a reviewer for the
And also has published his work.
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Mr Mathew is married to a plastic surgeon Miss Mughal
( Guys and StThomas Hospital) and they enjoy tennis, travelling, exploring and reading in their free time.
He also supports charities like Medecins Sans Frontiers and Crisis UK.