Mr Matthew Bowles

Mr Matthew Bowles Consultant Surgeon

General information:
Matthew graduated from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1986 and undertook surgical training in London and South East England. He obtained a Master of Surgery degree in 1999 for research into small bowel transplantation. In 2001 he was appointed as consultant liver transplant surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London, where at various times he was Clinical Director for Surgery, Surgical Tutor and Foundation Training Programme Director.

In 2009 Matthew moved to Devon with his family and began working at Derriford Hospital, his focus shifting from liver transplantation to surgery for cancer of the liver and pancreas. He also has a significant emergency and routine ‘General’ surgical workload, particularly for patients with gallstones and hernias. In addition, he is part of the team treating patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Matthew was Director of Medical Education at Derriford between 2014 and 2020. He was elected Chair of the Hospital Medical Staff Committee in 2021. Having been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship examinations since 2004, he is now an assessor: assessing the examiners.


General areas of expertise:
Abdominal surgery.

Particular areas of expertise:
Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery including complex gallstone disease.

Retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Postgraduate medical education, training and examination.

Contact details:
Derriford Hospital
Derriford Road

Secretary: 01752 432651

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