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Matthew Nielsen

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Matthew E. Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS is a board-certified academic urologic oncologist in the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he is Director of Urologic Oncology, Assistant Professor of Urology and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management. His research interests in clinical epidemiology, cancer care quality, and medical decision making dovetail with his clinical practice. This work has been supported by strong interdi...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Outcomes / Quality of Care / Innovation

    Experienced, well-published and funded Division Director at a major Comprehensive Cancer Center. Specific expertise in outcomes, quality of care, performance measures

    • Research and Clinical
    • Health economics (HEOR)
    • Outcomes / Quality of Care
    • Oncology
    • Urology
    • surgical oncology
  • Oncology / Surgical Oncology / Urology

    Board-certified academic urological surgical oncologist with extensive operational and research expertise in outcomes reporting / performance measures / quality of care

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Physician Practice
    • Oncology
    • surgical oncology
    • Urology
    • Outcomes / Quality of Care
    • Relationship between quality of outcomes and cost
    • High-value care
  • Organizational leadership / Quality Improvement / Innovation

    Experienced leader of multidisciplinary improvement and innovation efforts in a large academic health system

    • Research and Clinical
    • Clinical operations
    • Academic medical center
    • Large healthcare system
    • Tertiary Referral Center
    • Integrated Delivery System
    • Digital Health
    • mHealth

My Interests

Health Sectors
Digital Health, Biotech, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Diagnostics

Experience

  • Director of Urologic Oncology

    UNC Department of Urology | September 2013 - Current

    Director, Division of Urologic Oncology, UNC Department of Urology Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health | January 2014 - Current

    Actively engaged with faculty, graduate students and researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC and extramurally in multiple research projects in the genitourinary malignancies Faculty mentor in the Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP)

  • Assistant Professor of Urology

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine | July 2013 - Current

    Member, Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Fellow at the Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research Faculty Mentor for Cancer Care Quality Training Program Physician Service Leader for Urology

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health | November 2012 - Current

    Actively engaged with faculty, graduate students and researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC and extramurally in multiple research projects in the genitourinary malignancies

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member

    Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network | December 2009 - Current

    BCAN's mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer; to advance bladder cancer research; and to provide educational support and services for the bladder cancer community

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

    University of North Carolina School of Medicine | December 2008 - June 2013

    Member, Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Fellow at the Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research Faculty Mentor for Cancer Care Quality Training Program Physician Service Leader for Urology

  • Instructor in Urology

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | June 2008 - December 2008

    Assistant Chief of Service

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Master of Science (MS) | Epidemiology | Clinical Research | 2010 - 2012

  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Urology Residency | 2002 - 2008

  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    MD | Medicine | 1998 - 2002

  • The University of Kansas

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | American Studies; emphasis in Health Policy and Law | 1993 - 1998