Matheny, Heather



Heather Matheny, MD, MS

Dr. Heather Matheny


Clovis, CA

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Irvine

Graduate School:

Boston University

Medical School:

Drexel University College of Medicine


I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, and settling in the California East Bay with my family. I had an interest in pursuing Medicine for as long as I can remember, but I followed a non-traditional path spending time working as an interior designer for a few years before going on to medical school and then completing a General Surgery Residency. I am looking forward to beginning specialized training in Vascular Surgery at UW.

Personal Interests:

Spending time with my family, friends, and Yorkshire Terrier, Charlie. Traveling. Interior Design. Soccer. Running.

Clinical Interests:

All aspects of Vascular Surgery, Clinical Education, Research

Professional Activities:

American College of Surgeons Resident member, Society for Vascular Surgery Trainee Candidate, American Medical Association Resident member

Why UW?

UW simply had all of the components that I felt were important for my Vascular Surgery fellowship experience: a well-respected and long running fellowship program at a high-volume center with a large catchment area, and technically skilled and dedicated faculty.


  1. Matheny, H., Woo, K., Siada, S., Qumsiyeh, Y., & O’Banion, L. A. (2023). Community-wide Feasibility of the Lower Extremity Amputation Protocol among Vascular Amputees. Journal of Vascular Surgery77(3), e35-e36.
  2. Matheny, H., & O’Banion, L. A. (2023). Symptomatic peripheral arterial disease: Aspirin simply is not enough. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders11(3), 675.
  3. Siada, S. S., Matheny, H., Qumsiyeh, Y., Eckroth-Bernard, K., Dirks, R., & O’Banion, L. A. (2022). Neighborhood Deprivation Trends in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery75(6), e193.
  4. O’Banion, L. A., Qumsiyeh, Y., Matheny, H., Siada, S. S., Yan, Y., Hiramoto, J. S., … & Prentice, A. (2022). Lower extremity amputation protocol: a pilot enhanced recovery pathway for vascular amputees. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques8(4), 740-747.
  5. Hussein, A. I., Mancini, C., Lybrand, K. E., Cooke, M. E., Matheny, H. E., Hogue, B. L., … & Gerstenfeld, L. C. (2018). Serum proteomic assessment of the progression of fracture healing. Journal of Orthopaedic Research36(4), 1153-1163.
  6. Hussein, A. I., Carroll, D., Bui, M., Wolff, A., Matheny, H., Hogue, B., … & Gerstenfeld, L. Oxidative metabolism is impaired by phosphate deficiency during fracture healing and is mechanistically related to BMP induced chondrocyte differentiation. Bone Reports18, 101657.
  7. Deng, Z. J., Hussein, A., Lybrand, K., Carrol, D., Wulff, A., Matheny, H., … & Gerstenfeld, L. (2017, December). Correlations between Transcriptomic Gene Expression and Bone Phenotype in a Phosphate-Deficient, Mouse Fracture Healing Model. In Journal of Bone And Mineral Research (Vol. 32, pp. S132-S132). 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ USA: Wiley.
  8. Matheny, H. E. (2014). Effects of genetic variability on fracture healing: a temporal study of gene expression and callus phenotype (Doctoral dissertation, Boston University).
  9. Lybrand, K., Hogue, B., Matheny, H., Hussein, A., De Giacomo, A., Morgan, E., … & Gerstenfeld, L. (2014, February). Delay in Fracture Healing by Phosphate Restriction Displays Uniform Recovery in AJ and C57B6 Strains Independent of Genetic Variability. In Journal of Bone And Mineral Research (Vol. 29, pp. S407-S407). 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ USA: Wiley-Blackwell.