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Dr. Roland P. Matthews

Dr. Roland P. Matthews, MD, FACOG

Medical Director, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence

Dr. Roland P. Matthews, MD, is making a difference in helping to lessen the cancer burden in the state. Throughout his career, Dr. Matthews’ research, education, and clinical activities have focused on reducing disparities in underserved communities. As a gynecologic oncologist, he specializes in pre-invasive cervical disease and gynecologic cancers and serves as an attending physician at Grady. He has worked to understand protein biomarkers of cervical cancer risk and studies the gene prohibitin and its functional significance as a tumor suppressor in women with gynecologic cancers.

Dr. Roland P. Matthews is Vice Chairman of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) board, an independent non-profit organization working to improve cancer care in Georgia by strengthening clinical cancer research throughout the state.


  • Gynecologic Oncology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Obstetrics/Gynecology


  • State University of New York


  • Morehouse

Education & Training

  • Medical School: S.U.N.Y. School of Medicine @ Stony Brook
  • Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, GC, December 2007

The Nelson McGhee Faculty Leadership Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morehouse School of Medicine, June 2006

The Savage Boyce Walton, National Gynecologic Oncology Honor Society. Induction 2006 National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

The Mannix Award for Excellence in Medical Education, Medical Society of the State of New York, 2000

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 1999, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

National Faculty Award For Excellence In Resident Education, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology