Rick Mathews

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Current Program Year: Grad 4
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

Additional information


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)