Professor of Pathology in School of Medicine & King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid-Jordan.
Clinical Director of the International Activities at the Royal College of Pathologists (UK)
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at School of Medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan, and a Consultant Pathologist at King Abdullah University Hospital. He is currently the Vice President of the International Academy of Pathology for Asia and the Clinical Director of the International Activities at the Royal College of Pathologists (UK). He served as CEO of King Abdullah University Hospital, and as the Dean of School Medicine between September 2014 and September 2016, as well as Vice Dean and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is a former President of the Arab Division of International Academy of Pathology (IAP) and the Jordanian Society of Pathologists and served as Chairman of the Arab School of Pathology. Between May 2015 and November 2020, he served as the International Advisor of the Royal College of Pathologists in UK for MENA region. He is a member of the supreme committee of the Arab Council of Health specializations and has been the Secretary of Arab Board of Pathology for the last eleven years. Since June 2018 he is a Member of Board of Trustees, Al-Balqa` Applied University by a Royal Decree. Dr. Matalka finished his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Jordan and pursued further training in Glasgow where he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000 and obtained the CCST in the UK in 2001 and developed a special interest in Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology. Dr Matalka has published 72 publications with a focus on epidemiologic, and molecular characteristics of tumors. He is a member of committees for the recognition of non-Jordanian universities, equivalence of certificates, and the Medical and Pharmaceutical Sector Committee (Scientific Research Fund) in the Ministry of Higher Education and scientific research. He recently received the Achievement Award in Education (2020) by the Royal College of Pathologists, and the achievement recognition plaque by the Jordanian Medical Association.