Ray Matthews

High School

Academics

  • Valedictorian 1975
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior Student 1975
  • President National Honor Society 1975
  • Superior Student Scholarship Winner University of Wyoming
  • Outstanding Science Student 1975
  • Acceptances to multiple Universities including Columbia and Harvard

Athletics

  • President Letterman’s Club
  • Eleven Varsity Letters (4 swimming, 4 track, 3 football)
  • Swimming team co-captain 1974

Other

  • Eagle Scout

College (University of Wyoming)

  • Attended for three years
  • BS Cum laude in Biochemistry 1979
  • President’s honor roll 4 times (4.0 average for the semester)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Chemistry student 1978
  • Club Water Polo 1975
  • Premedical Honor Society
  • Accepted to Creighton Medical School 1978 (after only 3 years of undergraduate experience)

Medical School (Creighton University)

  • MD degree 1982

Post Graduate Training

  • Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota (Internal Medicine) 1982-85

    • Selected for Senior Case presentation – one of 3 Internal Medicine residents
  • Harbor- UCLA Medical Center – Torrance California (Cardiology) 1985 -87

    • Selected as the outstanding subspecialty fellow 1987
    • American Heart Association Young Investigator Award winner 1987

Met(1985) and Married (1988) Dr Susan Stein

Good Samaritan Hospital – Los Angeles California (Interventional Cardiology) 1987-1989

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice Interventional Cardiology 1989-2007
    • Senior Partner in a successful 17 man cardiology group – Los Angeles Cardiology Associates
  • At Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles:
    • Director – Interventional Cardiology
    • Director – Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
    • Director – Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
      • Trained over 50 fellows now in practice all over the US and abroad most currently in leadership positions themselves
  • Among the first in Los Angeles to:
    • Percutaneously close structural heart defects
    • Develop Peripheral Vascular Program for Cardiologists
    • Perform Carotid Stenting
    • Run physician training programs for specialized interventional techniques
  • Research Experience
    • Served as Principle Investigator in over 50 clinical trials in all facets of interventional cardiology
    • Created the Scholar-Athlete award for a graduating Rock Springs High School Senior $1000 cash award. Since 1999 to present.
  • University of Southern California – Los Angeles
    • Recruited as Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology in 2007
    • Named Director of the Cardiac Fellowship Training Program 2008 served until 2013
    • Passionate Performer Award 2009 – LA County –USC Medical Center for development of a heart attack treatment program
    • Golden Apple Award 2013 – for the outstanding teacher in the division of cardiovascular medicine
    • Named Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at USC in 2014 – currently serving in this role
    • Serves as director of cardiovascular clinical research at USC
    • Over 50 peer reviewed publications
    • 2013 – Edited a textbook in the catheter treatment of structural heart disease
    • Serves on the editorial board of two cardiology journals
    • Lectures Nationally and Internationally as an Expert on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement