Alvin M. Matsumoto, MD

Alvin Matsumoto photoAlvin M. Matsumoto, MD, directs, serves as an attending and sees patients in the GRECC Osteoporosis & Andrology Clinic, a multi-disciplinary subspecialty referral clinic for the evaluation and treatment of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disease and male hypogonadism. He also serves as an attending physician, sees patients, and teaches residents and medical students on the Geriatrics House Staff Service of Community Living Center/Transitional Care Unit at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Matsumoto directs the VA Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Geriatrics, a fellowship for research training in gerontology, geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Matsumoto’s research program examines the physiological and clinical effects and mechanisms of action of androgens and their active metabolites in young and aging men. Specifically, his multi-disciplinary and collaborative research program investigates androgen effects on body composition (fat mass, lean mass and bone mineral density), muscle mass and strength, metabolic function, prostate gland and cardiovascular disease, pituitary gonadotropin secretion, spermatogenesis, sexual function, cognitive function, mood and quality of life.

 

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