A/Prof. Timothy Mathew

A/Prof. Timothy Mathew


Associate Professor Timothy Mathew graduated from Melbourne University in 1961 and became a Member of the RACP in 1965. He began his nephrological career at Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1963 when dialysis and transplantation were commencing. He won an Overseas Scholarship (RACP) in 1966, which enabled him to do a Fellowship in Nephrology at Georgetown Hospital, Washington DC, 1967-70 during which time his studies focussed on transplantation and acute renal failure. 

On his return to Melbourne in 1970 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Nephrology. In 1977 he was appointed Director of the Renal Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, a position he held till 2002. 

Major interests pursued over the years include hypertension, prevention of progression of kidney failure and the effect of drugs on the kidney. He was Chair of ADRAC 1993-2001 and a core member of ADEC during that time. He has been a member of numerous international and national Scientific Advisory Boards to the Pharmaceutical industry and was the Chair of the RACP Therapeutics Advisory Committee 2000-03, Chair of the AIHW CKD expert advisory group (2008-2015) and a member of the AIHW Vascular Disease expert advisory group (2013-2015) . He has over 120 publications and has written 6 book chapters on various aspects of kidney disease. His latest appointment was as the expert adviser in kidney disease to Commonwealth Department of Health National Diabetic Strategy working group. 

 A/Prof Mathew was the Medical Director of Kidney Health Australia from 2002 to June 30, 2015. In 2012 he was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to medicine in the field of renal disease and transplantation through research and advisory roles and to Kidney Health Australia. He continues in active consultant nephrology and hypertension practice.