My name is Matthew Claydon and I am a vascular and endovascular surgeon.

It is my goal to provide my patients with state of the art, comprehensive and expert management for all vascular conditions, delivered with compassion, diligence and care.

I developed an interest in medicine early and this interest bloomed in secondary school. I worked toward entry in medical school and was accepted into the excellent medical school at Monash University. At Monash I earned two honours degrees - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and also a Bachelor of Medical Science. The later I completed to allow me to pursue my interest in the finer point of medical science. During my undergraduate years I fostered interests in Respiratory and Cardiac medicine, Dermatology and of course surgery.

After my undergraduate training, I was fortunate to be accepted into the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where I completed my internship and basic hospital residency. This was an exciting time, and it crystallised my interest in surgery and particularly in the sub specialty of vascular surgery, which was a rapidly developing field.

I achieved acceptance into advanced surgical training in General Surgery based at the Alfred Hospital through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this training I completed rotations at Frankston Hospital, The Western Hospital, Wodonga and Albury Base Hospitals and well as multiple specialty units at the Alfred Hospital, including the trauma and vascular units. His training also included six months of valuable training in vascular surgery at the Musgrove Park Hospital in the United Kindgom. I was awarded my general surgical fellowship in 2002.

I then immediately applied and was selected for sub-specialty vascular surgical training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This included rotations to The Royal Perth Hospital, The Western Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. I was awarded my fellowship in vascular surgery in 2005. This training included the management of a wide range of vascular conditions including:-

  • Open Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic surgery.
  • Minimally invasive treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aneurysms.
  • Carotid surgery.
  • Lower limb arterial surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Treatments.
  • Surgical for Varicose Veins.
  • Minimally invasive non surgical treatment for varicose veins.
  • Renal transplantation.
  • Management of severe trauma.

I greatly enjoyed my training, but vascular surgery is a dynamic and developing field and as such I have been active in continuing education and training, and regularly attends local and international conferences and workshops, as a delegate, speaker and instructor. I have also completed several courses learning the techniques for advanced minimally invasive techniques for the management of many vascular conditions, both arterial and venous. In such a dynamic field, it is very important to remain up to date. I have also developed expertise in vertebral exposure in combination with Mr Greg Malham.


  • Minimally invasive aortic aneurysms treatments.
  • Minimally invasive varicose veins treatments.
  • Lumbar vertebral exposure surgery.

Professional Associations

  • Mr Greg Malham – Neurosurgeon
  • Mr Geoff Cox – Vascular Surgeon
  • Mr Peter Charalabidis – Vascular Surgeon
  • Mr Damien Holdaway - Vascular Surgeon

Professional Memberships

  • MVSA
  • Royal Society of Victoria
  • AMA
  • The Royal Society of Medicine


  • M.B.B.S (Hons), B.Med.Sci (Hons)
  • F.R.A.C.S (General Surgery)
  • F.R.A.C.S (Vascular Surgery)
  • D.D.U (Part 1)