Dr. Matthew Williams  specialized in oncology

Dr. Matthew Williams

Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Fellow at Imperial College, London, UK.

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Oncology
Subspeciality Neuro-Oncology
Experience 1999 years
Languages English

Dr. Williams is currently a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He specialises in the treatment of brain tumours, including benign and malignant tumours and brain metastases. He has expanded the use of a second course of radiotherapy (re-irradiation), particularly in combination with chemotherapy. He is one of the few clinicians in the UK to have experience across the range of all three stereotactic platforms (LINAC, CyberKnife and GammaKnife) for delivering highly focused radiotherapy. He leads the Computational Oncology group at Imperial College, where his research focuses on the application of technology and computing to improve cancer care. He also helped found the Advanced Therapies Group at Imperial, which explores the integration of cutting-edge research and clinical practice to deliver novel therapies to patients with brain tumours. He took part in the first UK expanded access scheme to use Optune widely, and runs the UK's largest Optune clinic.

Areas of expertise: Neuro-oncology, Bone metastases, Chemotherapy, Cyberknife, Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Brain metastases, Glioma, Glioblastoma, Oligondendroglioma, Ependymoma, Gamma Knife, Optune/ tumour-treating fields (TTF), Palliative Radiotherapy ​​, Brain tumour chemotherapy, Brain tumour radiotherapy, Stereotactic radiotherapy and SRS

About

Dr Williams completed his undergradute studies in Birmingham, before moving to London where he trained at the Hammersmith Hospital. He completed his clinical oncology training in London, followed by a PhD with the Advanced Computation Lab at CRUK/UCL. He was appointed as a Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in February 2012, where he specialises in neuro-oncology and is joint MDT lead for neuro-oncology. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at Imperial College, where he leads the Computational Oncology Group. He sits on the NCRI Brain Tumour clinical trials group, and has a particular interest in studies looking at novel approaches to improving current treatments in neuro-oncology. He chairs the neuro-oncology MDT at The London Clinic, and has worked to make The London Clinic the only site in the UK that offers the INTRAGO-II trial (Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme) Dr. Williams' current clinical focus is on the delivery of novel drugs and drug/radiotherapy combinations for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumours. He took part in the first UK expanded access scheme to use Optune widely, and runs the UK's largest Optune clinic. Dr Matthews is one of the few people experienced across all three main stereotactic modalities (Gamma Knife, Cyberknife, and LINAC-based SRS). He also helped found the Advanced Therapies Group at Imperial, which explores the integration of cutting-edge research and clinical practice to deliver novel therapies to patients with brain tumours. Dr Williams supervises a range of PhD/MD students with Imperial College researching and studying projects. He teaches about brain tumours on a European course in oncology and led the London ICR course module on brain tumours for several years.


Experiences and Positions

2012 - Today

Consultant in Clinical Oncology
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

2012 - Today

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Imperial College

2010 - 2013

Clinical Oncology Registrar
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

2004 - 2008

Clinical Research Fellow in Computer Science.
Cancer Research Center, UK

Head of Accident and Emergency Departement
The Gambia Hospital

Senior House Officer
Hammersmith Hospital


Degrees and Certifications

PhD in Advanced Computation Lab
University College London (Cancer Research Center)
2008

Membership
Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
2002

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Birmingham University
1999

Bachelor of Medical Sciences in Pharmacology
Birmingham University
1996


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