Mr Timothy Matthews

Mr Timothy Matthews

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

For more information about his qualifications see Dr Matthews' Website.

Dr Matthews graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) in 2005.  He then completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours at The University of Sydney School of Medicine in 2009.  Dr Matthews was accepted into Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery training which included in-depth exposure to paediatric and indigenous health.  His surgical training included rotations in a variety of urban, rural and remote hospitals including St Vincent’s, Canberra and Royal Darwin Hospitals.  He was awarded his Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017.

  Dr Matthews was accepted for further specialized training in Otology/Neurotology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and he was awarded his Otology and Neurotology Fellowship in 2019.  During his time abroad he was exposed to advanced otological surgery including the management of hearing implantation, skull base tumours and chronic ear disease.  Prior to returning to Australia he completed an Observership with one of the world’s experts in Totally Endoscopic Ear Surgery, Prof Daniele Marchioni, at Verona University in Italy.

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St Vincent's General Hospital Sydney St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Kornfeld B; Matthews TJ, 2020, 'An isolated bony middle ear anomaly of the chordal eminence: A case report', Otolaryngology Case Reports, 17,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lee J; Emmett L; Tang R; Ho B; Earls P; Matthews T; Gallagher R, 2020, 'Prospective evaluation of the impact of human papilloma virus status and small node size on the diagnostic accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, pp. 1396 - 1401,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Matthews TJ; Adamson R, 2020, 'Optical coherence tomography: current and future clinical applications in otology', Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 28, pp. 296 - 301,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Matthews TJ; Chua E; Gargya A; Clark J; Gao K; Elliott M, 2016, 'Elevated serum thyroglobulin levels at the time of ablative radioactive iodine therapy indicate a worse prognosis in thyroid cancer: An Australian retrospective cohort study', Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 130, pp. S50 - S53,
    Journal articles | 2006
    Ho JWK; Adams CE; Lew JB; Matthews TJ; Ng CC; Arash S; Tan LH; Zhao Y; Wilson SR; Jermiin LS, 2006, 'SeqVis: Visualization of compositional heterogeneity in large alignments of nucleotides', Bioinformatics, 22, pp. 2162 - 2163

My Teaching



Dalhousie University

Skilled Clinicians Tutor

Resident Teaching Session

Resident Final Year Tutorial

Weekly Resident Temporal Bone Drilling Lab

The Vestibulocular Reflex from an Otologist’s perspective – Neurology Resident Teaching, November 2019

The Ups and Down (Under) of Barotrauma. Matthews, TJ. Presented at the Division of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, Dalhousie University. March 2019.

The Fundamentals of Drilling. Matthews, TJ.  Presented at the Division of Otolaryngology Resident Temporal Bone Skills Lab, Dalhousie University, January 2019.




The University of New South Wales

Tutor - The Clinical Transition Course

Examiner - Phase 1 Clinical Skills Examination


St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Live surgery seminar for audiologists - Faculty

St. Vincent’s Temporal Bone Surgery Course - Faculty

General Practice Education Event – Hearing loss and common ear conditions


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Imaging of the temporal bone – supervisor for registrar teaching


Fellowships in Canada – what you need to know.  Matthews, TJ. September 2019. Presented at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons Fellowships information night “Fellowships – Where to go, how to get there and why you should”.



St Vincent’s General & Private Hospitals

Overview of lasers in Otolaryngology - 22/02/2020 ENT Airway Laser Surgery Education Day. Invited faculty.

Phase 3 Surgical Bedside Tutor (Medicine VI). Teaching Period 1

Phase 3 Surgical Bedside Tutor (Medicine VI). Teaching Period 2