Frederick A. Tibayan, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Heart Transplant Program Director, Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Tibayan is an associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at OHSU. He performs surgery for patients with all types of adult cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. Areas of particular clinical interest include heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory assist devices, valvular heart disease, and aortic disease.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on pathology and repair of the mitral valve and on physiology of the injured myocardium. His current research aims at better understanding and treatment of valvular heart disease, and remodeling and treatment of the failing heart.


  • M.D., 1998, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009
    • McConnell Cardiovascular Research Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2003
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2007; recertified 2017
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2010; recertified 2020

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Department of Surgery Service Award, 2019
  • OHSU Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief’s Service Award, 2018
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellows Faculty Teaching Award, 2015-2016
  • Gerlinger Research Award, 2014

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
  • American College of Cardiology



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