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James Matsuda

James Matsuda, MD, PhD


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  • Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine

Areas of Interest

Asthma, diabetes, congenital heart disease and pediatric critical care.



University of Iowa, MD/PhD


Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii


University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Additional Information

Dr. Matsuda has been on the leading edge of pediatrics throughout his career. He started the first pediatric hospitalist program in Cedar Rapids, developed a pediatric sedation program, started and directed a pediatric feeding clinic, and became the area’s first board certified pediatric critical care specialist.

Patient Story Featuring Dr. Matsuda:

A Whole New Ball Game

Playing soccer takes some fancy footwork and 13-year-old Jared Vizzini wasn’t sure he’d be up to the challenge after a toe injury nearly sidelined him for the spring 2014 season. Read more.

Teaching or Professional Positions

Adjunct clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Hospital medicine, Society of Pediatric Sedation

Honors, Awards, etc.

Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation Preceptor of the Year, 2011


Board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

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