Dr. Matthew Tytherleigh was trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, UK. His surgical training was at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford with Professor Neil Mortenson. In 2006, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (General Surgery). His research was undertaken at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford with Professor Sir Walter Bodmer.
He gained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) for his thesis "The Antibody Treatment of Colorectal Cancer". Dr. Matthew spent his Colorectal Fellowship Year with Professor Les Bokey at the Concord Hospital in Sydney, Australia. 3 years later, he was awarded the Covidian Laparoscopic Colorectal Travelling Fellowship, spent at the same facility.
He received other awards such as Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship, Oxfordshire Research Grant, Travelling Fellowships to Stockholm, Grenada, and Melbourne. Following completion of his training, he was appointed as a Locum Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and subsequently, to a substantive post at the Ipswich Hospital.
Dr. Matthew has been instrumental in improving Guest safety and clinical governance issues and has implemented a number of initiatives including an enhanced recovery program. In 2011, he gained a Clinical Excellence Award for this work. Dr. Matthew specializes in colorectal cancer, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and colitis, proctology (such as hemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas), fecal incontinence, prolapse and hernia surgery and advanced colonoscopy.
To his credit, he has co-authored the Colorectal Surgery chapter in The New Aird's Companion in Surgical Studies, the recommended UK surgical trainee textbook. He has published more than 20 research articles and presented nationally and internationally on over 30 occasions.