Physician Bio

Dr. Matthew Pierce

Dr. Matthew Pierce

Dr. Pierce on his motivation to work with cancer patients:

“Oncology combines the best of the scientific and interpersonal aspects of medicine. While I was initially drawn to oncology for the fascinating science of cancer treatment, I ultimately chose a career in this field due to the rewarding relationships I developed with patients and their families. I strive to provide thorough and compassionate care, developing a plan to fit the individual needs of each person I see. I consider it a privilege to care for my patients and participate in their journey.”

Located At

St. Vincent’s East

Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology

Joined in July, 2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013-present
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, Board Eligible 2018
Hematology Subspecialty Board, Board Eligible 2018

Education

Duke University, Durham, NC, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2002-2006
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, Doctor of Medicine, 2006-2010
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Residency, Internal Medicine, 2010-2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, 2015- 6/2018

Accomplishments

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing
Clinical preceptor-Acute care nurse practitioner program, Summer 2014
University of Alabama at Huntsville, College of Nursing
Clinical preceptor – Nurse practitioner program, Fall 2014

PUBLICATIONS
Pierce JMR, Estrada CA, Mathews Jr RE. Buyer’s Beware: Lead Poisoning Due to Ayurvedic
Medicine. J Glen Intern Med. 2012;27(10):1384-6.

PRESENTATIONS
65-year old female with multiple thromboembolic events
American College of Physicians (ACP), Alabama state meeting 2012-1st place
ACP National meeting 2013

Lead poisoning secondary to Ayurvedic medicine
Southern Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM) regional meeting 2011

High-fat diet predisposes to Methotrexate liver toxicity
Research Louisville! Poster presentation 2007

Professional Associations

Medical Association of the State of Alabama
American Society of Clinical Oncology