Monica Matsumoto, MD

Associate Scholar

  •  Resident Physician | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Jordan | Peru
  •   Interventional Radiology | Radiology Education | Refugee health | Supply Chain Development

Languages: English (Native), Spanish (moderate), Arabic (high-moderate), French (novice)

Bio statement

I am an interventional radiology resident and part of the Radiology Health Equity Track. I started working in international health as an undergraduate at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, followed by a Fulbright Fellowship in Jordan, and then decided to pursue medicine as a tool to make a positive impact on people around the world. I want to build upon my experiences working with refugee populations both in Chicago and Jordan, as well as collaboration with RAD-AID International, to foster the development of critical radiology services in under-resourced settings through education, research, and collaboration.

Recent global health projects

1. Conducted a nationwide research survey of interventional radiology residents regarding their perceptions of and interests in global health work. The results have been published here: “Global Health and Interventional Radiology: Supporting Trainee Engagement and Diversity for Future Development” (J Vasc Interv Radiol 2022 May;33(5):604-606.e2).


2. Worked with RAD-AID to help launch a breast ultrasound program in Cusco, Peru, in collaboration with a local clinic, CerviCusco. We worked with local partners to set up the equipment, establish the protocols and data collection systems, and create a pipeline for patients.

Selected publications

Matsumoto MM, Dixon R, Anton K, Hunt SJ, Kesselman A. Global Health and Interventional Radiology: Supporting Trainee Engagement and Diversity for Future Development. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2022 May;33(5):604-606.e2. https://www.jvir.org/article/S1051-0443(22)00005-7/fulltext

González Moreno IM, Trejo Falcón J, Matsumoto MM, Huertas Moreno M, Martínez Gálvez M, Farfán Quispe GR, Chavez Pareja FY, Mollura DJ, Pollack E, Scheel JR, García Santos JM. Radiology volunteers to support a breast cancer screening program in Peru: description of the project, preliminary results, and impressions. Radiología. 2021; S0033-8338(21)00089-8. https://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-radiologia-119-linkresolver-voluntariado-radiologico-apoyar-un-programa-S0033833821000898.

Kheirallah KA, Abdulrazeq F, Alfaqih MA, Alsulaiman JW, Alrabadi N, Alzoubi A, Matsumoto MM. Stem Cell-Related Knowledge and Attitudes among Physicians in Jordan. Int J Clin Pract. 2021; 75(8): e14142. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijcp.14142.

Matsumoto MM, Widemon S, Farfan G, Vidaurre T, Dunstan J, Krotish DE, Ferris DG, Garcia Santos JM, Mollura DJ, Pollack E, Scheel JR. Earlier Breast Cancer Detection in Peru: Establishing a Comprehensive Program in an Underserved Region. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020; 17(11): 1520-1524. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7338027/.

Abdulrazeq F, Matsumoto MM, Abduljabbar R, Al-Hajj A, Alayash M, Ballourah R, Issak S, Issak Z. Identifying Barriers to Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in Jordan: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Obstetricians. Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res. 2020; 14(4): 213-225. https://ijhoscr.tums.ac.ir/index.php/ijhoscr/article/view/1154.

Matsumoto M, Wimer G, Sethi A. Health Needs of Refugees: Port of Arrival Versus Permanent Camp Settings. East Mediterr Health J 2019; 25(5): 306-314. PMID: 31364755. http://www.emro.who.int/emhj-volume-25-2019/volume-25-issue-5/health-needs-of-refugees-port-of-arrival-versus-permanent-camp-settings.html.

Matsumoto MM, Dajani R, Matthews KRW. Public-Private Divide: Cultural and Social Factors in Women’s Attitudes Toward Cord Blood Banking in Jordan. Transfusion 2018; 58(8): 1958-63. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/trf.14787.

Matsumoto MM, Dajani R, Khader Y, Matthews KRW. Assessing Women’s Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Cord Blood Banking: Policy and Ethical Implications for Jordan. Transfusion. 2016; 56(8): 2052-61. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/trf.13650. malaria vaccine. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154819