MB ChB 1978 Auckland; Dip Obst 1980 Auckland; D 1985 F 1985 RANZCR; FAChPM 2000


Dr Matthews undertook his postgraduate training in oncology in Auckland obtaining his Fellowship in Radiation Oncology in 1985. He then worked as a consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton Alberta, and Senior lecturer at the University of Alberta, Canada between 1985 and 1987. He returned to work as a consultant oncologist at Auckland City Hospital and continues to work there in a part time position.

Dr Matthews has a very strong interest in cancer research and a passion for quality assurance in treatment. He also believes that patients need to be well informed about their disease and available options. Dr Matthews has a strong interest in palliative care and is a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine.


  • Urological Malignancies including prostate brachytherapy
  • Skin Malignancies including melanoma
  • Palliative Radiation Oncology.

Title or Designation

Radiation Oncologist

Full NZ Registration Date

27 November 1978

Vocational Scope

Radiation Oncology, Palliative Medicine

Contact Details

Dr John Matthews is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800