Matthew P. Sweet M.D., M.S.

 Matthew  P. Sweet M.D., M.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Vascular Surgery


Regional Vascular Center


English, Spanish


Primary Location

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 1st Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 

Vascular Laboratory at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4449|Map It 


Dr. Matthew Sweet is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UW. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco and his vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. During his residency, he completed a master's degree in clinical research with the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

His practice includes the open and endovascular treatment of aortic, visceral, carotid and lower extremity arterial disease, with a particular focus on the endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Sweet's research interests relate to the development of new endovascular therapies for aortic aneurysms involving the peri-visceral aorta and aortic arch, as well as, the study of the morphology, natural history and epidemiology of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Patient Care Philosophy

Vascular surgery is an evolving specialty. As new endovascular techniques are developed, we are challenged to determine which treatment is best suited for which patient.

My patient care philosophy is to provide the optimal intervention, whether open surgery or endovascular, tailored to each individual patient. Being trained in both sets of techniques, I am able to guide patients through the treatment decisions for their vascular disease.

Personal Interests

Bicycling and fly fishing.

Clinical Interests

General vascular surgery; endovascular therapy for complex aortic aneurysms; non-invasive vascular laboratory.

Scope of Care

Dr. Sweet is fully trained in the use of both open surgical techniques as well as wire and catheter-based interventions for the treatment of arterial and venous disease. This includes the open and endovascular treatment of carotid artery stenosis, aortic aneurysms, visceral arterial disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the lower extremities.

Dr. Sweet can provide both open surgical and catheter-based treatment of lower extremity venous reflux and varicose veins.

Research Interests

Endovascular therapy for complex aortic aneurysms, including branched and fenestrated aortic endografts; aortic dissection; morphology and natural history of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms.


University of California San FranciscoMaster2007
USC-Keck School of MedicineMedical education2002
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterFellowshipVascular Surgery
University of California San FranciscoInternshipGeneral Surgery
University of California San FranciscoResidencyGeneral Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery2012
American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2009
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