Dr Matthew Read is a general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon. After completing his general surgical fellowship in 2016, Matthew undertook accredited subspecialty training through AANZGOSA. During this period, Matthew also obtained his PhD through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the University of Melbourne, which was focused on the biology of oesophageal cancer. This work resulted in being awarded a combined clinical and research fellowship in surgical oncology at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
In addition to his clinical practice, Matthew also leads a research program through the University of Melbourne and is involved in a key global health initiative where he has helped to establish a fellowship training program in Sub-Saharan Africa for both cardiothoracic and general surgeons.
Matthew's research has led to numerous publications, awards and international collaborations. Matthew is the current recipient of the senior lecturer fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and serves as the younger fellow representative on the Academic Surgery Committee. Matthew serves on both scientific and education committees for both OESO and ISDE, the two key international oesophageal societies.