Mr Matthew Bowles



He graduated from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1986 and did his surgical training in London and South East England. In 1999 he was awarded a Master of Surgery degree for research into small bowel transplantation.

In 2001 he was appointed 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.

He moved to Derriford in September 2009, shifting his focus from transplantation to cancer surgery and increasing my workload of gallstone and hernia surgery.


  • By arrangement


Current posts

  • Consultant Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


His main areas of interest are as follows:

  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery
  • Gallstone surgery
  • Hernia surgery

Other interests

In addition to his surgical practice, he is currently the Director of Medical Education at Derriford and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Personal interests

Family life

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Medical Association


His research as a surgical trainee was in small bowel transplantation.

As a consultant he has supervised research projects in small bowel transplantation and abdominal compartment syndrome.


Mr Matthew Bowles does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Matthew Bowles does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Matthew Bowles does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.