Imperial College London

Mr Matthew D. Gardiner

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Lecturer







Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





I read physiological sciences as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge before moving to Oriel College, University of Oxford to complete my clinical training.

In 2011, I completed a PhD at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College London. This focused on the molecular changes that occur during the initiation and early progression of osteoarthritis (OA). 

My current research interests are developing clinical trials as part of the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network and the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. The latter work is undertaken at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.



Mylvaganam S, Conroy E, Williamson PR, et al., 2017, Variation in the provision and practice of implant-based breast reconstruction in the UK: Results from the iBRA national practice questionnaire, Breast, Vol:35, ISSN:0960-9776, Pages:182-190

Wormald JCR, Jain A, Lloyd-Hughes H, et al., 2017, A systematic review of the influence of burying or not burying Kirschner wires on infection rates following fixation of upper extremity fractures, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Vol:70, ISSN:1748-6815, Pages:1298-1301

Jessop ZM, Al-Sabah A, Gardiner MD, et al., 2017, 3D bioprinting for reconstructive surgery: Principles, applications and challenges., J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, Vol:70, Pages:1155-1170

Tolkien Z, Potter S, Burr N, et al., 2017, Conservative management of mallet injuries: A national survey of current practice in the UK, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Vol:70, ISSN:1748-6815, Pages:901-907

Gardiner MD, Jain A, 2016, Randomized Controlled Trials: Time for Trainees to Collaborate on Multicenter Studies, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol:138, ISSN:0032-1052, Pages:777E-778E

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