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Frederick A. Tibayan, M.D.

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


Dr. Frederick Tibayan is a professor of surgery and associate chief in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

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. He has special expertise in heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory assist devices, valvular heart disease and aortic disease.

He also does research to better understand and treat valvular heart disease, and on treatment of the failing heart.

Dr. Tibayan earned his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University. He also completed a cardiovascular research fellowship at Stanford.

Education and training

    • 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

Memberships and associations:

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

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


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