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Ray Matthews, MD

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Medicine
AddressHCC 322
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9198
Phone+1 323 442 6130
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    Title(s)Director of Interventional Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories


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    American Heart Association1986Group Investigator Award
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center1987Distinguished Teaching Award
    American Heart Association 1987First Place, Clinical Division, Laverne Titus Young Investigator Competition
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC2013Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching

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    Dr. Matthews was recruited to the University of Southern California faculty in 2007 to direct the Department of Interventional Cardiology. He brings 20 years of experience in high-level tertiary interventional cardiology to the institution. Dr. Matthews has emerged as a leader in the advancement of percutaneous treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

    He remains very active in the clinical investigation and use of new devices and techniques for the treatment of coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease. In addition, Dr. Matthews was among the first in Los Angeles to percutaneously close structural cardiac defects, such as atrial septal defect and to patent foreman ovale. Dr. Matthews previously served as head of an interventional cardiology training program that trained over 50 interventional cardiologists, many have gone on to successful careers all over the world.


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    1. Self-expanding intra-annular versus commercially available transcatheter heart valves in high and extreme risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (PORTICO IDE): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2020 Sep 05; 396(10252):669-683. Makkar RR, Cheng W, Waksman R, Satler LF, Chakravarty T, Groh M, Abernethy W, Russo MJ, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J, Worthley S, Chehab B, Cunningham M, Matthews R, Ramana RK, Yong G, Ruiz CE, Chen C, Asch FM, Nakamura M, Jilaihawi H, Sharma R, Yoon SH, Pichard AD, Kapadia S, Reardon MJ, Bhatt DL, Fontana GP. PMID: 32593323.
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    2. Factors associated with the use of bare metal stents in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 May 15. Raj L, Upadyhay R, Clavijo LC, Tun H, Mehra A, Hindoyan A, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 32448777.
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    3. In-Hospital Outcomes of Rotational Atherectomy in High-Risk Patients With Severely Calcified Left Main Coronary Artery Disease: A Single-Center Experience. J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 04; 31(4):101-106. Dhillon AS, Narayanan MR, Tun H, Hindoyan A, Matthews R, Mehra A, Shavelle DM, Clavijo LC. PMID: 30643039.
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    4. Long-term outcomes of drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents in saphenous vein graft interventions. Evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):951-955. Nairooz R, Saad M, Dhillon AS, Yousaf H, Awar L, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Shavelle D, Clavijo L. PMID: 30078629.
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    5. Incidence and treatment of severe primary mitral regurgitation in contemporary clinical practice. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 12; 19(8):960-963. Wu S, Chai A, Arimie S, Mehra A, Clavijo L, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 30060923.
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    6. Comparison of devices used in carotid artery stenting: A vascular quality initiative analysis of commonly used carotid stents and embolic protection devices. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 10 01; 92(4):743-749. Dhillon AS, Li S, Lewinger JP, Shavelle DM, Matthews RV, Clavijo LC, Weaver FA, Garg P. PMID: 30019819.
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    7. Comparison of Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Native Coronary Arteries Versus on Saphenous Venous Aorta Coronary Conduits in Patients With Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Impella Device Implantation Achieved or Attempted (from the PROTECT II Randomized Trial and the cVAD Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2018 09 15; 122(6):966-972. Shavelle DM, Banerjee S, Maini B, Schreiber TL, Kapasi N, O'Neill WW, Popma J, Matthews RV. PMID: 30057231.
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    8. Prevalence of high on-treatment (aspirin and clopidogrel) platelet reactivity in patients with critical limb ischemia. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 07; 19(5 Pt A):516-520. Clavijo LC, Al-Asady N, Dhillon A, Matthews RV, Caro J, Tun H, Rowe V, Shavelle DM. PMID: 29221961.
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    9. Switch to Ticagrelor in critical limb ischemia antiplatelet study (STT-CLIPS). Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 Apr - May; 19(3 Pt B):319-323. Clavijo LC, Dhillon A, Al-Asady N, Matthews RV, Caro J, Tun H, Rowe V, Shavelle DM. PMID: 29329963.
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    10. Association of elevated triglycerides and acute myocardial infarction in young Hispanics. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Dec; 17(8):510-514. Essilfie G, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Platt K, Kobayashi R, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L, Gaglia MA. PMID: 27432210.
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    11. Same-day discharge after coronary stenting and femoral artery device closure: A randomized study in stable and low-risk acute coronary syndrome patients. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2016 Apr-May; 17(3):155-61. Clavijo LC, Cortes GA, Jolly A, Tun H, Mehra A, Gaglia MA, Shavelle D, Matthews RV. PMID: 27157292.
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    12. Impact of Surgical Consultation on Outcomes in Hemodynamically Supported High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From PROTECT II Randomized Study. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 May; 28(5):187-92. Shavelle DM, Kirtane AJ, Schreiber TL, Kapasi NK, O'Neill WW, Moses JW, Popma J, Matthews RV. PMID: 26887029.
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    13. The Reply. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):e35. Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 26319666.
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    14. Percutaneous left ventricular assist device for high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions: Real-world versus clinical trial experience. Am Heart J. 2015 Nov; 170(5):872-9. Cohen MG, Matthews R, Maini B, Dixon S, Vetrovec G, Wohns D, Palacios I, Popma J, Ohman EM, Schreiber T, O'Neill WW. PMID: 26542494.
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    15. Early repolarization masquerading as STEMI. Am J Med. 2014 Nov; 127(11):e1-e2. Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 25058864.
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    16. Design and rationale of the ANALYZE ST study: a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter ST monitoring study to detect acute coronary syndrome events in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients. Am Heart J. 2014 Oct; 168(4):424-429.e1. Gibson CM, Krucoff M, Kirtane AJ, Rao SV, Mackall JA, Matthews R, Saba S, Waksman R, Holmes D. PMID: 25262250.
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    17. African-American patients are less likely to receive drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2014 Jun; 15(4):214-8. Gaglia MA, Shavelle DM, Tun H, Bhatt J, Mehra A, Matthews RV, Clavijo L. PMID: 24814420.
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    18. Utility of fluoroscopy in teaching trainees groin puncture technique. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Jan; 26(1):18-20. Prasad M, Tun H, Matthews R. PMID: 24402807.
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    19. Predictors of reperfusion delay in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction self-transported to the hospital (from the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Program). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 01; 113(5):798-802. Shavelle DM, Chen AY, Matthews RV, Roe MT, de Lemos JA, Jollis J, Thomas JL, French WJ. PMID: 24393257.
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    20. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with CoreValve. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Aug; 31(3):351-61. Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 23931099.
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    21. Catheter intervention in structural heart disease. Preface. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Aug; 31(3):ix-x. Matthews RV. PMID: 23931108.
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    22. Use of regadenoson for measurement of fractional flow reserve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15; 83(3):369-74. Prasad A, Zareh M, Doherty R, Gopal A, Vora H, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo LC, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 23765847.
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    23. Time of day variation in door-to-balloon time for STEMI patients in Los Angeles County: does time of day make a difference? Acute Card Care. 2013 Sep; 15(3):52-7. Shavelle DM, Zheng L, Ottochian M, Wagman B, Testa N, Hall S, Koenig W, Chan LS, Matthews RV. PMID: 23738606.
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    24. Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Fleischman F, Hindoyan A, Withey J, Lee C, Wilcox A, Cunningham M, Baker C, Matthews RV, Starnes V. PMID: 23799727.
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    25. Percutaneous left ventricular support for high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock: who gets what? Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2012 Mar-Apr; 13(2):101-5. Shah R, Thomson A, Atianzar K, Somma K, Mehra A, Clavijo L, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM. PMID: 22406055.
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    26. Percutaneous devices to support the left ventricle. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2011 Nov; 8(6):681-94. Shavelle DM, Clavijo L, Matthews RV. PMID: 22029466.
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    27. Double-stent method: an alternative technique to treat coronary artery aneurysms. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jun 01; 77(7):1036-41. Visrodia K, Matthews R, Shriki J. PMID: 21413134.
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    28. Use of drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. J Invasive Cardiol. 2009 Nov; 21(11):E206-12. Chen SF, El-Bialy A, Matthews R, Clavijo L. PMID: 19901420.
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    29. Intravascular ultrasound-guided central vein angioplasty and stenting without the use of radiographic contrast agents. J Clin Ultrasound. 2008 May; 36(4):254-6. Matthews R, Thomas J. PMID: 18286503.
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    30. Impact of moderate renal insufficiency on restenosis and adverse clinical events after paclitaxel-eluting and bare metal stent implantation: results from the TAXUS-IV Trial. Am Heart J. 2005 Dec; 150(6):1163-70. Halkin A, Mehran R, Casey CW, Gordon P, Matthews R, Wilson BH, Leon MB, Russell ME, Ellis SG, Stone GW. PMID: 16338253.
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    31. Images in cardiology: Electron beam angiography of percutaneous atrial septal defect closure. Clin Cardiol. 2004 Dec; 27(12):702. Aboulhosn J, Shavelle DM, Matthews R, French WJ, Buljubasic N, Budoff MJ. PMID: 15628115.
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    32. Erectile dysfunction in the cardiac patient: how common and should we treat? J Urol. 2003 Aug; 170(2 Pt 2):S46-50; discussion S50. Kloner RA, Mullin SH, Shook T, Matthews R, Mayeda G, Burstein S, Peled H, Pollick C, Choudhary R, Rosen R, Padma-Nathan H. PMID: 12853773.
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    33. Clinical aspects of preconditioning and implications for the cardiac surgeon. J Card Surg. 1995 Jul; 10(4 Suppl):369-75. Kloner RA, Przyklenk K, Shook T, Matthews RV, Burstein S, Cannom DS, Isber N, Kay G. PMID: 7579829.
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