Patricia Noritake Matsuda, P.T., Ph.D., D.P.T.

Patricia Noritake Matsuda, P.T., Ph.D., D.P.T.

Dr. Matsuda is an Assistant Professor and physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Matsuda teaches courses in Applied Neurology and Geriatrics in the DPT curriculum. She is also on didactic faculty in the UW Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Matsuda’s clinical interests include neurorehabilitation, (evaluation and treatment of people with neurologic diagnoses) especially in people following stroke and those living with multiple sclerosis; and fall prevention and balance rehabilitation in various patient populations including older adults and those with neurologic diagnoses.

Research Interests

Falls and Fall Prevention in older adults and in people with neurologic diagnoses, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis, promoting physical activity in people living with a long-term disability




Physical Therapy, Neurorehabilitation, Geriatrics

Selected Publications