A Consultant Dermatologist with an academic interest in cutaneous oncology and skin disease in the immunosuppressed. Dr Rubeta Matin currently holds the post of Consultant Dermatologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Matin’s primary areas of expertise:
- General dermatology
- Skin cancer including mole diagnosis, monitoring and melanoma
- Skin disease in the immunosuppressed in particular organ transplant recipients and bone marrow transplant recipients
- Oral / vulval skin disease
She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, British Association of Dermatologists, British Society for Skin Care in Immunosuppressed Individuals and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network Trial Generation and Prioritisation Panel.
She is currently an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Dermatology and was the first UK Representative on the Residents Editorial Board for the European Journal of Dermatology (2012-2014).
Dermatology Training and Specialisation
Dr Matin received her medical degree from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, University of London in 2001. During this time she completed an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry with Basic Medical Sciences achieving a First Class. She undertook general medical training in University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation where she achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004 before completing her specialist training in Dermatology in the Oxford Deanery.
At Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust she leads the specialist Transplant / Immunosuppressed clinic and provides a dedicated Dermatology service to the Bone Marrow Transplant clinic which is the first of its kind in the UK. She has a specialist interest in cutaneous oncology and works very closely with leading Haematologists and Oncologists.
Active in Dermatology Clinical Research
Dr Matin is very active in clinical research and collaborates on a number of projects with world-renowned specialists both nationally and internationally. She was awarded a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship and achieved a PhD in Molecular Mechanisms in Melanoma at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Queen Mary University of London 2010. As a result of this work, she was awarded the THESIS Fellowship Award 2011/2012 (BAD/THESIS society), British Society of Investigative Dermatology Registrar’s Prize (UK) and Everett. C Fox MD Award (1st Prize – basic science category) at the 70th American Academy Dermatology Meeting, USA.
At Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust she is currently the Research Lead for Skin Cancer in the Dermatology Department. She has had rigorous training in clinical trial methodology through the Neil Cox UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN) Fellowship and the National Cancer Research Institute Skin Cancer Clinical Studies Group Trainee Scheme. She is actively involved in mentoring Dermatology trainees both locally in Oxford and nationally to undertake high quality clinical research and to develop clinical trials in skin cancer and surgery. She has published her work in high impact peer reviewed journals and has presented nationally and internationally.
Dr Matin is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and regularly undertakes medical student teaching as an Associate Clinical Tutor for Dermatology. She is an examiner for the Final MB and is actively involved in developing both the curriculum and assessments in Dermatology.