Frederick A. Tibayan M.D.

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Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 12 Comments)


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Special focus on

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Assist Devices
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Surgery


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

    • General surgery – Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiothoracic surgery – Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, general surgery
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


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.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

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

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 12 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 18, 2018

    Excellent surgery and follow up care couldn't be better. Thank you.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    I think it was excellent, and I'm very happy with it.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Very informative and personable.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Dr. Tibayan was very good about talking in laymen's terms and answering my questions. I feel very comfortable that he is the doctor that will be performing my upcoming surgery.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    I went in for a surgery consult yesterday with Dr. Tibayan and his assistant. I can not even put into words how much more at ease I feel since visiting with them yesterday. Both Dr.'s are well versed in their experience and expertise, I feel very confident going into this surgery and I do not feel or think that I could get better care anywhere else! Thank-you so much Dr.'s and staff, keep up the AWESOME work!!!

  • Aug 25, 2018

    Very focused & provided evidence-based research to back up tx plan. Felt much better after the consult.

  • Aug 25, 2018


  • Jul 30, 2018

    Excellent! Dr.Tibayan is very personable and was especially good about answering my questions in clear understandable language.

  • Jul 27, 2018

    Very good a bit long on the wait

  • Jul 22, 2018

    It was good info going over my angiogram images, but the surgeon could not give me the exactplan of number of bypasses and which ones. I'm assuming that is still being worked out.

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