Ray V. Matthews

Professor of Clinical Medicine Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Heart Attack


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • Department of Medicine


  • English
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Ray V. Matthews, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

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.


B.S., with Honors, Biochemistry, University of Wyoming
Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, 1982


Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1983


Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1985


Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 1985 - 1987
Good Samaritan Hospital, Interventional Cardiology, 1987 - 1989


American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology

Professional society memberships:

American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
American College of Cardiology, Fellow
American College of Chest Physicians
North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
American Society of Cardiovascular Interventionalists, Fellow


Dr. Matthews as voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.