Erin Matsuda, DNP, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Director, Fetal Treatment Center
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Phone: 1-800-793-3887

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, BS, Nursing 2003
  • University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, MSN 2008
  • Samuel Merritt University, DNP 2012


Erin Matsuda directs the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, which cares for patients with birth defects. She focuses on the center's operations and workflow to ensure patients have access to the clinic and receive services in a timely manner.

Matsuda's research focuses on identifying patient care provided by nurse practitioners and assessing this contribution for payments systems based on value of care.

Matsuda earned undergraduate and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She then completed a doctor of nursing practice degree at Samuel Merritt University.

Matsuda is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and American Telemedicine Association.

Growing up in Hawaii, Matsuda always wanted to work at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. After working in Hawaii for years, she and her husband moved to San Francisco, where she is thrilled to fulfill that dream.


Matsuda, E., Brennan, P., & Sullivan, M. The effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetic adolescents using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2014; 2014; 12(5): 88-120.

Matsuda, E. & Brennan, P. The effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring in outpatient adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2012; 10(42): S132-S141.

Matsuda, E. Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures (Cochrane Summary Review). Nursing Standard. 2017: 31(30):61-63. 

Matsuda, E. Spectral entropy monitoring for adults and children undergoing general anesthesia (Cochrane Summary Review). American Journal of Nursing. 2017; 117(3): 62.