Satoko Matsumura, DDS, PhD, MDS

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Dr. Matsumura is a full-time Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Dr. Matsumura received her DDS from Hiroshima University School of Dentistry and PhD in radiation oncology from Osaka University School of Dentistry in Japan. She completed a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Connecticut, receiving a Master of Dental Science. During her career, she has worked in clinical care, academia, and research, including at the New York University School of Medicine, where she produced various publications.

Dr. Matsumura’s time is balanced among teaching pre- and postdoctoral students in radiology, providing diagnostic readings for internal and external patient cases, and clinical research. As the Director of Radiation Safety, Dr. Matsumura also provides radiation safety training at the College of Dental Medicine.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (Oral Radiology) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Radiation Safety, College of Dental Medicine


  • Japanese


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, Osaka University
  • DDS, Hiroshima University
  • Residency: 2017 University Of Connecticut

Honors & Awards

2017 Centennial Scholarship Award, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

2013 Skeletal and Craniofacial Biology Research Pilot Project Award, New York University College of Dentistry

2004 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, Rett Syndrome Research Foundation

2002 Overseas Research Award, Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology



The efficacy of metformin in type 2 diabetes mouse model Private 2013-2014
Uncovering a role for MeCP2 as an activator for gene expression Private 2004-2006