Matthew completed his Orthopaedic surgical training in Melbourne in 2002. His primary areas of interest are knee and shoulder surgery, both arthroscopy and arthroplasty. To that end he was awarded a post-graduate fellowship in knee surgery in Boston, which he completed in 2003. In 2004 he undertook a fellowship in shoulder surgery in London. This fellowship peaked his interest and has proved to be a turning point in his career.
Whilst overseas he also undertook a two month course on Illizarov frame fixation in Italy, with particular reference to its upper limb and trauma applications. Upon returning to Melbourne he was invited to join the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in Windsor and has been a partner in this practice for 7 years. In addition to this Matthew held a position as Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at Box Hill Public Hospital for 7 years.
Matthew has an active interest and involvement in research, education and training. His Practice supervises an AOA accredited six month post-graduate fellowship in upper limb surgery, and through the Practice he conducts ongoing clinical research projects. He is currently mentoring a PhD student in conjunction with the department of Physiotherapy at Deakin University. Matthew is also involved in the peer review process of research submitted for publication to the Journal of Clinical Anatomy. He has research that has been published and presented nationally and internationally and has an ongoing involvement in the training of Orthopaedic Registrars, through formal lectures, clinical education sessions and tutorials.
On a personal front he is keen on outdoor sports including skiing, tennis and sailing. He and his wife Kate both enjoy modern art and classical theatre. They have three gorgeous children.