Dr Tina Matthews



Location: TDL London, The Halo


Dr Tina Matthews qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1983, passed MRCPath in 1991, and became FRCPath in 1999. She has been a consultant cellular pathologist in Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust with 27 years' experience. She was Head of Cytology at Kingston from 2004 to 2007 and at St Helier from 2016 until the department closed in December 2019. She has been an honorary lecturer of general histopathology at Reading (1989-90) and Surrey (2009–12) Universities for Biomedical BSc and MSc students, now lectures on the History of Medicine diploma course at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and is an examiner.

Dr Matthews was President of the History section of the Royal Society of Medicine 2009/10, having served on the section committee since 1998. She is a Freeman of the City of London, has been associated with the Apothecaries since 1996, is now a Liveryman, and was President of the Faculty for the History & Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy from 2014 to 2017.

In 2018, Dr Matthews passed the Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine and gave the Sydney Selwyn lecture as the student submitting the best dissertation. She is currently Honorary Librarian of the Royal College of Pathologists, combining her love of books and medical history.​