Matthew D. Forrester, MD

Accepting New Patients
62 West 7th Avenue, Suite 110
Spokane, WA 99204
2069.2 miles away
Speaks: English
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Providence Northwest Heart & Lung - Spokane

62 West 7th Avenue, Suite 110, Spokane, WA 99204

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About Matthew D. Forrester

Dr. Forrester is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with a breadth of experience in heart and chest surgery, including treating aneurysms (a bulging or ballooning in the artery). He is one of few cardiothoracic surgeons in the United States that perform aortic valve repair procedures. Other areas of specialization for Dr. Forrester include aortic root reconstruction, aortic valve repair and replacements, and Ross Procedures, a cardiac surgery in which a diseased aortic valve is replaced with the patient's own pulmonary valve. Dr. Forrester completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinic before moving to Spokane in 2013 to join the Heart Institute Team at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He has multiple professional certifications and currently serves on the Heart Institute Joint Operating Executive Committee, as well as the Structural Heart Disease Committee at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Forrester has been involved in distinguished research projects and published peer-reviewed articles in notable journals. When not caring for patients, Dr. Forrester is an avid outdoorsman.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Providence Northwest Heart & Lung - Spokane
62 West 7th Avenue, Suite 110
Spokane, WA 99204

Clinical Interests

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Coronary Artery (Aca) Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Fibroelastoma Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortitis
  • Aorto Left Ventricular Fistula Repair
  • Bentall Procedure
  • Bicuspid Valve Repair
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Vein Graft
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Aortic Arch Repair
  • Ebstein's Anomaly Surgery
  • Empyema
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Keyhole Cardiac Surgery
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Percutaneous Paravalvular Leak Surgery
  • Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Porcine Valve
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Cardiac Wound
  • Repair Dissecting Thoracic Aorta
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Replacement Cardiac Valve
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis With Insufficiency
  • Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Robotic Lung Surgery
  • Ross Konno Procedure
  • Ross Yacoub Procedure
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Segmentectomy
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Substernal Thyroid Mass
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Revision
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Paravalvular Leak Surgery
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Valve Repair
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Ventricular Myxoma Resection
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery