Jen Matthews

Jennifer Matthews



Clinical Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Surgery | Plastic Surgery


Cumming School of Medicine, Head and Neck Program


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.474.0113


Plastic Surgery Associates: Suite 200, 2004 - 14 St NW

Preferred method of communication

Admin Assistant

Kerry Brister


Office: 403.474.0113



Dr. Jennifer Matthews completed medical school in 2007 and completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Calgary in 2013. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship training in microsurgery at McMaster University focusing on complex reconstruction for trauma, head & neck cancer, and breast cancer patients. Her research interests include improvement of outcomes and quality of life for patients following head and neck reconstruction as well as breast reconstruction.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
Summary of Research

Patient reported outcomes following free flap head and neck reconstruction following cancer resection. I am working with the Olsen Research Institute to institute a program to look at validated patient reported outcomes. 

Improving patient’s access to information on breast reconstruction options including access to a network of people who have been through breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. I am creating a digital platform to connect patients to information and peer support. Decisional regret and patient satisfaction will be measured.

More Information

(In-Submission) Matthews JLK, Alolabi N, Farrokhyar F, Voineskos S.  One Or Two Venous Anastomses In Free Flap Surgery: A Meta-analysis.

 (In Submission) Matthews JLK, Ng W, Archibald SA, Levis C. The Use Of The Radial Styloid In The ‘Extended Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Free Flap’ (E-OC-RFFF).

Matthews JLK, Oddone-Paolucci E., Harrop A.R.: Epidemiology Of Orofacial Clefts In Canada 1998-2007. Cleft Palate Cranio-facial Journal. 52(4): 417-424, 2015.  E-pub: July 9, 2014.

Matthews JLK, Chung M, Matyas JR. Indirect Injury Stimulates Scar Formation Adaptation or Pathology? Connective Tissue Research. 45(2):94-100, 2004.
Matthews JLK, Chung M, Matyas JR. Persistent Contamination In Competitive RT-PCR Using c-RNA Internal Standards: Identity, Quantity, And Control.  Biotechniques. 32:1412-1417, 2002.