Matthew received his BA and JD from NYU, and his MD from New York Medical College. After finishing his residency in Dermatology, he was in private practice and taught residents at NYU as an assistant professor. After he retired, he moved to Key Biscayne. He was on the board of the Ocean Club in Key Biscayne and active at the Lowe Museum He now lives in Palm Beach Gardens. He enjoys painting, his preferred medium is acrylic on paper. He also travels and reads mostly nonfiction.