Frederick A. Tibayan M.D.

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  • Surgery Director of Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Program

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

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 40 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

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 40 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

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Very professional staff meet all my needs while under they care

  • Sep 01, 2019

    He was very caring and extremely good at what he was doing, and he took very good care of me and basically saved my life.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Dr. FredTibayan was informative on my post Op visit and answered my questions as thorough as possible.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Relatively quick, courteous and informative

  • Jul 20, 2019

    He provided me with some valuable information about my condition and is exploring treatment options for me.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    He's engaging, informative, funny and a great surgeon.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Ohh, I would say OHSU and and my doctor are top notch. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    We consider our experience to be excellent. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I was greeted by very kind and competent women at the reception desk, which made me feel welcome. After I was taken back to the doctor's room, I had good encounters with a nurse and a PA. Both were wonderful and reassuring. Then my consultation with the heart surgeon was also a good experience. He took time with me and explained clearly my options and answered all of my questions. All in all........a good experience.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Tibayan does a wonderful job. He's on top of it. He read the tests, got the right test. So I'm very happy with it.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    When I showed up for that meeting, I had to wait 45 minutes after I was taken into the examining room and he came into the room and was some flippant about the fact that I needed to see a second cardiologist and I was seeing him and that was it and good luck on your surgery, I see you're already scheduled and bye and that's what my whole experience with him was like.

  • Jun 22, 2019

    He was very positive and cheerful and gave us good advice.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr. Tibayan was sensetive, funny and engaging. It's a scary thing to be going into heart surgery, and he took all the time we needed to get answers to all our questions. I'm happy he's the one who will be doing my surgery.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    I felt Dr. Tibayan is very thorough. Explains problem well, and certainly answers quesions and also does not have anything hanging out there. I'm taking care of very selective in helping you as a patient.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    we were 30 minutes early and was still taken in almost right away

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Thank you. I am very satisfied. Thank you.

  • May 19, 2019

    Always knowledgeable and informative. Pre-0p discussion.

  • May 19, 2019

    My husband and I felt that Dr. Tibayan was wonderful and if he ever has an issue again with his heart, there's nobody else that we would like to do surgery or help him. He is fantastic. Thank you.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Well, he saved my life a couple of times and I'm going to have another surgery with him, and I trust him with my life. He's awesome. Thank you.

  • Apr 14, 2019

    Dr. Tibayan was a very special man to talk to. Answered all our questions. Explain everything that happened during her surgery and just gave us a super great comment, vote of confidence that we were heading in and how confident he was that we would get a full heal up and be ready to go in life, but very pleasant visit with and be with. I was very impressed and thank you very much OHSU.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Kind & professional. Explains dx well. Feel confident in this provider's expertise.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Tibayan was very personable friendly asked questions asked me what questions I had. And I felt very thorough though I know nothing about what I was getting myself into. So and I have other questions which he's open to me asking him anytime. He said give him a call. Okay.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr. Tibayan was charming and informative.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    I have been very happy with my Doctor. He is very easy to talk to and explains medical issues in a way people can understand. He is very straight forward with his expectations, which helps the patient.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    In terms of providing information and a consult, answering questions, and a positive patient interaction, all is good. A real negative was the fact that the appointment was one hour late. Medical assistant and Dr. T. apologized, but I consider my time valuable as well.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Very good

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Dr. Tibayan is a world class cardiac surgeon. His talent, education and dedication saved my life. He should be congratulated, supported and told that he is a unique individual.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Yes, I found Dr. Tibayan excellent, answered my questions, was very good (INAUDIBLE). I would definitely if I needed him would come back and ask for him.

  • Feb 19, 2019


  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr Frederick Tibayan and his staff are very helpful. They take time to listen and answer any questions I or my husband has put to them to help me understand my medical condition and treatment. I appreciated their time and service.

  • 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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