Philip Matley is a specialist vascular surgeon who has been in private practice in Cape Town for 20 years having previously been on the academic staff at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital.
He is currently the President of the Vascular Society of Southern Africa.
He devotes most of his attention to vascular surgery with particular interest in varicose vein problems, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid problems or stroke, and restoring the circulation to the legs both by bypass and by minimally invasive procedures under local anaesthetic. These include balloon angioplasty and the introduction of stents into blocked arteries.
He has published a number of articles in major scientific journals and is a regular speaker at medical congresses.
He is married and has two boys aged 25 and 22. He is a keen photographer and water-sport enthusiast.