Mark Matthews, MD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist
Mark Matthews

Dr. Mark Matthews is a highly-renowned Pathologist, board certified in Dermatopathology, Pediatric Pathology, and Combined Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. After earning his MD, he completed residency and fellowship training at multiple institutions, including the Medical College of Georgia, Duke University Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Dr. Mark Matthews is a leader in the medical profession whose career spans two decades, giving him a wealth of experience. He is highly regarded by his peers, evidenced by his many accomplishments, memberships, and Fellow status in prestigious organizations such as the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Association of Neuropathologists, and other relevant medical societies. His expertise and dedication to excellence are invaluable assets to any team or organization he is associated with.

Dr. Matthews is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the medical field and his dedication to providing excellent patient care. He has contributed to numerous publications in top medical journals revolving around his areas of sub-specialization.


Fellowship Training

University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Pediatric Pathology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Residency Training

Anatomic Pathology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Medical School

The Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA


The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Board Certifications


Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology

Anatomic Pathology & Neuropathology

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology

Pediatric Pathology

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology


International Society of Dermatopathology

Society for Pediatric Pathology

American Association of Neuropathologists

American Society of Dermatopathology

American Society of Clinical Pathologists

College of American Pathologists

Research & Publications

With over 35 years of published work in medical science and 30+ years of diagnostic pathology experience, Dr. Matthews has articulated a long-term interest in pediatric pathology and neuropathology. His works have contributed to a host of renowned publications, national abstracts, and breakthrough research. Below is a compilation of his top works.

  • Fink M, Conrad D, Matthews M, Browning JC (2012) Primary ecthyma gangrenosum as a presenting sign of leukemia in a child. Dermatol Online J. Mar 15;18(3):3.
  • Nguyen TV, Matthews MR, Barrera FF, Browning JC (2012) Multiple cutaneous plexiform schwannomas as the initial presentation of neurofibromatosis 2 in a 9-Year-Old. Pediatr Dermatol. Jul-Aug; 29(4):536-8.
  • Nguyen TV, Matthews MR, Brown F, Browning JC (2012) Painful vulvar nodule. Pediatr Dermatol. Mar-Apr; 29(2):217-8.
  • Hernandez PO, Matthews MR, Browning JC (2012) Sudden onset of disseminated pruritic blisters in a child. Pediatr Dermatol. Jan-Feb; 29(1):111-2.
  • Matthews MR, Wang RC, Reddick RL, Saldivar VA, Browning JC (2011) Viral-associated trichodysplasia spinulosa: a case with electron microscopic and molecular detection of the trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated human polyomavirus. J. Cutan Pathol. May; 38(5):420-431.
  • Zhou W, Kowalewski C, Kraus E, Matthews MR, Browning JC (2010) Scaly, circular papules in a healthy toddler. Dermatology online J. Sep 15;16(9):9. PMID: 20875330.
  • Pham CM, Matthews MR, Browning JC (2010) Verrucous plaques on the hands and feet. Pediatr Dermatol. Jan 1;27(1):93-4.
  • Matthews MR, Cockerell CJ. (2006) An historical perspective of infantile myofibromatosis. Adv Dermatol. 22:279-305.
  • Batres LA, Russo P, Matthews M, Piccoli DA, Chuang E, Ruchelli E (2005) Primary sclerosing cholangitis in children: a histologic follow-up study. Pediatr Dev Pathol. Oct; 8(5):568-576.
  • Das BB, Narkewicz MR, Sokol RJ, Chen YT, Bali D, Li SC, Matthews MR, Mierau GW, Ivy DD (2005) Amylopectinosis disease isolated to the heart with normal glycogen branching enzyme activity and gene sequence. Pediatr Transplant. Apr; 9(2):261-265.
  • Brokenthal KR, Meyer JS, Pill SG, Matthews MR, Huff DS, Dormans JP (2003) Calf mass in an 11-year old girl. Clin Orthop. Feb; (407):268-277.
  • Carpentieri DF, Nichols K, Chou P, Matthews M, Pawel B, Huff D (2002) The expression of WT1 in the differentiation of rhabdomyosarcoma from other small round blue cell tumors. Modern Pathology. vol 15(10):1080-1086.
  • Agarwal RP, Handler SD, Matthews MR, Carpentieri DF (2001) Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Nov;125(5):510-515.
  • McLendon RE, Wikstrand CJ, Matthews MR, Al-Baradei R, Bigner SH, Bigner DD (2000) Glioma-associated antigen expression in oligodendroglial neoplasms. Tenascin and epidermal growth factor receptor. J Histochem Cytochem. Aug;48(8):1103-1110.
  • Bigner SH, Matthews MR, Rashed BKA, Wiltshire RN, Friedman HS, Friedman AH, Stenzel TT, McLendon RE, Bigner DD (1999) Molecular genetic aspects of oligodendrogliomas including analysis by comparative genomic hybridization. American Journal of Pathology. vol 155(2): 375-386.
  • Dodd LG, Marom EM, Dash RC, Matthews MR, McLendon RE (1999) Fine-needle aspiration cytology of “ancient” schwannoma. Diagn Cytopathol. May;20(5):307-311.
  • Ellwood, Brooks B., John G. McPherson, Barun K. Sen Gupta, and Mark R. Matthews (1986) The Proposed Eocene-Oligocene Stratotype, SW Alabama: Not Ideal Due to Magnetostratigraphic Inconsistencies. Palaios, v. 1, pp. 417-419, 1986.
  • Wang RC, Matthews MR, Matthews L, Law R, Susa JS, Hosler G, Browning J, Cockerell CJ, Yancey KB. Merkel cell polyomavirus is present in Merkel cell cancer (MCC) but absent in gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinomas and trichodysplasia spinulosa. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2010 Apr;130(supplement 1S), abstract 141.
  • Matthews MR, Raj J, Charissi C, Cockerell CJ (2004) Cutaneous Congenital-Infantile Plexiform Cellular Schwannoma: A Simulant of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of Childhood – A Case Report and Literature Review [abstract 195]. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. vol 31(11).
  • Matthews MR, Murphy BA, Wharton J, Lian F, Oracion RM, Sunga OI, Cockerell CJ (2004) Cutaneous Sparganosis: A Case Report and Literature Review [abstract 194]. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. vol 31(11).
  • Matthews MR, Ghodsi E and Bauserman SC (2002) Ultrastructural studies of lysosomal myopathies with excess autophagy and normal acid maltase: three cases with striking morphologic findings. XI Biennial Meeting of the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology. Metabolic and Neuromuscular Diseases Session. Platform Presentation.
  • Matthews MR, Rasheed BKA, McLendon R, Wikstrand C, Bigner D, Bigner S (1998) Molecular and immunohistochemical studies on oligodendroglial tumors. The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. vol 57, no 5, p 473. Abstract.
  • Matthews MR, Friedman A, Wikstrand C, Bigner D, McLendon R (1997) Extracellular matrix antigens in capillary hemangioblastoma. The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. vol 56, no 5, p 612. Abstract.
  • Carpentieri DF, Matthews MR, Ruchelli E, Pawel B, Huff D (2000) The immunohistochemical expression of WT1 proteins in the differentiation of rhabdomyosarcoma from other pediatric small round blue cell tumors. Modern Pathology. vol 13(3):6p. Abstract.
National Presentations
  • American Osteopathic Dermatological Society, Spring Meeting 2015, Charlotte, NC. Lecture: Selected Pediatric Dermatopathology Cases – 2.
  • American Osteopathic Dermatological Society, Winter Meeting 2013, Winter Park, CO. Lecture: Selected Pediatric Dermatopathology Cases – 1.
  • American Association of Pathology Assistants, Spring Meeting 2013, San Antonio, TX. Lecture: Selected Pediatric Dermatopathology Cases – 1.