Areas of Treatment:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Professor of Clinical Medicine
- Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Matthews was recruited to the University of Southern California faculty in 2007 to direct the Department of Interventional Cardiology. He brings 20 years of experience in high-level tertiary interventional cardiology to the institution. Dr. Matthews has emerged as a leader in the advancement of percutaneous treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
He remains very active in the clinical investigation and use of new devices and techniques for the treatment of coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease. In addition, Dr. Matthews was among the first in Los Angeles to percutaneously close structural cardiac defects, such as atrial septal defect and to patent foreman ovale. Dr. Matthews previously served as head of an interventional cardiology training program that trained over 50 interventional cardiologists, many have gone on to successful careers all over the world.
- B.S., with Honors, Biochemistry, University of Wyoming
- Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, 1982
- Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1983
- Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1985
- Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 1985 - 1987
- Good Samaritan Hospital, Interventional Cardiology, 1987 - 1989
- American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
- American Board of Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology
Professional Society Memberships:
- American Medical Association
- American College of Physicians
- American College of Cardiology, Fellow
- American College of Chest Physicians
- North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
- American Society of Cardiovascular Interventionalists, Fellow
- Dr. Matthews as voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.