Matthew S. Slater
Matthew S. Slater is an Associate Professor of cardiovascular surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon, USA. He is the Clinical Director of the Adult Cardiac Surgery Program and the Codirector of the Multidisciplinary Heart Valve Clinic. Additionally, he is the Chair of the Quality Executive Council for the Oregon health Sciences University Healthcare System. Dr. Slater received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and his Medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency in general surgery and his fellowship in thoracic surgery from Oregon Health Sciences University and is Board Certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American College of Cardiologists (FACC). Clinically Dr. Slater focuses on complex heart valve disease including mitral and aortic repair, endocarditis, homografts, and valve sparing aortic root surgery. Additionally, he is actively involved in the heart failure program and performs cardiac transplants and places ventricular assists devices. He is actively engaged in the education of medical students, residents, and the training of thoracic surgery fellows as well as allied health professionals such as nursing, physicians assistants, and respiratory therapists. His research interests are currently focused on outcomes of high-risk patient groups with thoracic aortic dissections utilizing national databases. He has been involved in a wide variety of research related to cardiovascular disease including endocarditis, glycemic control, and outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Biography Updated on 9 August 2012