Rick Mathews

  • Current Program Year: Grad2
  • Current Student, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


I completed my undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the William E. Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York. After graduation, I worked as a project manager for an electronic health records company, Epic Systems, in Verona, Wisconsin. I came to OHSU to complete my MD/ PhD training and to study cardiovascular physiology. 

Outside of school, I enjoy learning to cook, swimming regularly, and hiking.

Education and training

    • B.S.E., 2017, The William E. Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York

Memberships and associations:

  • American Physician Scientist Association
  • National Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi

Areas of interest

  • Endothelial Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Honors and awards

  • Predoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU, 2021
  • Walter de Groot Scholar, American Vein and Lymphatic Society, 2021
  • Looking to the Future Scholar, The Society for Thoracic Surgeons, 2022
  • General Surgery Resident/ Medical Student Travel Scholarship, Society for Vascular Surgery, 2022


Selected publications

  • Bartosch AMW, Mathews R, Mahmoud MM, Cancel LM, Haq ZS, Tarbell JM. Heparan sulfate proteoglycan glypican-1 and PECAM-1 cooperate in shear-induced endothelial nitric oxide production. Sci Rep. 2021 May 31;11(1):11386. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90941-w. PMID: 34059731; PMCID: PMC8166914. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-90941-w)


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