Nigel Shaun Matthews

Nigel Shaun Matthews

About Me

Here you will find details of my areas of specialist surgical interest, professional qualifications and publications, as well as my other activities in research and education.

I have considerable experience in many areas, including management of the multiple-injured and medically-compromised patients and the assessment and treatment of most medical and surgical emergencies.

As a member of the British Association of TMJ Surgeons, I have over the past few years developed my sub-specialty interest in temporomandibular joint surgery to the point where my department at King’s College Hospital is now regarded as a major tertiary referral centre.

I have also introduced TMJ into the surgical remit offered by King's, which in 2008 became the first unit in Europe to take delivery of and utilize the innovative On-Point TMJ micro-arthroscope and associated methods. These service developments form part of the long-term master plan to establish King’s College Hospital as a centre of repute for the treatment of TMJ disorders, both nationally and internationally. 

When not in the operating theatre or teaching room, I enjoy lawn tennis, weight training, water sports, modern languages, travelling and reading.


My background includes training in the West of Scotland and Consultant appointments at Charing Cross Hospital and King’s College Hospital.


In addition to being a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, I'm a member of the Association of TMJ Surgeons - the Consultants who specialise in total jaw replacement. Here are my principal qualifications.


For my professional colleagues, here is a list of my published papers to date.


Medicine is a fast-moving subject, with technology presenting some exciting opportunities for patient care options in the future. Here are a few of the areas I'm interested in.


Teaching is an activity I enjoy enormously and my objective has always been to provide high quality education to fellow clinical professionals, which I see as particularly important to the development of effective patient care. Here's a list of some of my activities in this area.