St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

St George Private Hospital specialist Timothy Matthews

Dr Timothy Matthews

FRACS (ORL-HNS) MBBS (Hons) BSc (Bioinformatics)

Dr Timothy Matthews is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist who manages all aspects of ear disease such as hearing loss, chronic ear disease and tumours affecting the ear (e.g. vestibular schwannomas). He has extensive training in ear surgery including hearing implantation (e.g. cochlear implants or bone anchored hearing aids), minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery, mastoid/ear canal reconstruction, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery.

Dr Matthews is a Otolaryngologist with additional fellowship training in Otology and Neurotology (ear surgery/diseases).  He has a special interest in minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery and hearing implants (including cochlear implantation).  He works in the Southern and Eastern Suburbs with appointments at multiple hospitals as a specialist ENT surgeon.

Dr Matthews was born in Sydney and has spent most of his life living in Australia.  He 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.  His prevocational training positions provided a broad variety of medical and surgical experience as a doctor across New South Wales including both Sutherland and St George Public Hospitals.

  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 hospitals such as 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.  During his time abroad he was exposed to advanced otological surgery including the management of hearing implantation, skull base tumours and chronic ear disease.  He was awarded his Otology and Neurotology Fellowship in 2019 by The Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.  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.

 Dr Matthew’s is appointed at St. Vincent’s General Hospital where he performs complex otological, hearing implant and lateral skull base surgery on public patients as part of the otology and neurotology department.  He also holds accreditation at St Vincent’s, Prince of Wales, St George and St Luke’s Private Hospitals.  He enjoys training the future generations of doctors and surgeons both as a senior conjoint lecturer with The University of New South Wales, Sydney and senior medical officer at the Otology department of St Vincent’s Hospital.

Specialist Qualifications

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the Specialty of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Post Training Fellowships

  • Clinical Fellow in Otology and Neurotology, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, CANADA 2018-2019
  • Observership in Endoscopic Ear Surgery with Daniele Marchioni, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, ITALY 2019
  • Observership in Otology and Neurotology with Dr John Rutka, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, CANADA 2017
• Adult and Paediatric Ear Disease and Surgery • Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery • Hearing Implants including Adult Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Devices and Active Middle Ear Implants • Endoscopic (minimally invasive) Ear Surgery