Jennifer Matthews

Assistant Professor



Contact information

Preferred method of communication


Kerry Brister


Office: 403-474-0113

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • 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.


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.