Launches Cardiology Clinics and Same-Day Access for Urgent Cardiac Care

BEND, OR, September 23, 2019 — Summit Medical Group Oregon (SMGOR) today announced an important addition to its cardiology department with the arrival of Matthew Fedor, MD a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular diseases.  Dr. Fedor joins SMGOR’s team of cardiology specialists, which includes Ian Riddock, MD (lipidology and invasive cardiology), Kirk W. Walker, MD (cardiovascular stress test and heart disease), Christy Gunnet, PA-C (cardiovascular and acute care), and Sarah Cooper, ACNP-BC (congestive heart failure).

Dr. Fedor received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. His internship and residency training in internal medicine as well as his fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology were completed at the New York University Medical School, New York, NY. He is board certified in both cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Fedor join our cardiology team,” states Russell Massine, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Summit Medical Group Oregon. “He brings his expertise in electrophysiology which only improves the services offered to our patients.”

Dr. Fedor’s subspecialty is cardiac electrophysiology or treatment of abnormal heart rhythm. He performs electrophysiological studies and radiofrequency ablations, invasive procedures designed to correct abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. He also implants cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable rhythm monitors.

“I cherish opportunities to help patients understand their medical conditions and empower them with knowledge, so we can work together to prevent, control, and reverse their problems,” Dr. Fedor states. “I’m interested not just in therapeutics, but also in preventive approaches to cardiac disorders and health in general.”

Dr. Fedor has published research and articles in multiple peer reviewed journals and has presented at national meetings of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a primary investigator of multiple clinical trials relating to arrhythmia and cardiac device therapy.

New Cardiology Clinics and Same-Day Access

“With our growing cardiology department, we can now better serve the community’s cardiology needs with the launch of a Heart Failure and Lipidology Clinic and same-day access for urgent cardiac matters” says Justin Sivill, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Summit Medical Group Oregon. “In addition to our growing team of providers, we are pleased to have a relationship with the Cascade SurgiCenter in Bend, providing our patients with cardiovascular surgery services conveniently located to our Eastside Clinic.”

For further information about SMGOR’s cardiology providers and services, visit


About Summit Medical Group Oregon

Formed in 2018 through a strategic partnership between Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and Summit Health Management, Summit Medical Group Oregon’s comprehensive care model includes Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic, the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group in Central Oregon, and Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Urology Associates, a specialty urological care clinic offering treatment of urinary tract disorders to the Central and Eastern Oregon communities. For more information, please visit


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