Patient Rating:

4.1 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Fumisuke Matsuo, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.1 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Japanese

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research activity has involved clinical applications of magnetoencephalograpgy (MEG). Surgical treatment of medically refractory epilepsy has been an area of special interest for Dr. Matsuo.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Epilepsy
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

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February 16, 2015

Doctor Matsuo is a good Doctor and we will miss him.

September 16, 2014

I would love to recommend Dr. Matsuo, but I don't think he's taking any new patients.

June 23, 2014

Dr. Matsuo took the time needed to answer my questions. This was very pleasing. Thank you.

April 15, 2014

Good experience the doctor and nurse were very helpfull and spent enough time with me.

March 02, 2014

Very good doctor.

February 02, 2014

We havenâ¿¿t had any test results given to us yet and there have been no medication changes either. It has been 5 days since our appointment and no follow up yet. It seemed like Dr. Matsuo had a lot of different things he was trying to focus on.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Matsuo was very attentive, listened to me carefully, gave helpful explanations, and explored my condition with me as a partner. It was nice to be included. He took the time I needed and explored possibilities previous health care providers did not. I was especially pleased with my interactions with Dr. Matsuo.

September 30, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Matsuo to other friends in need on a neurologist. Alisha takes such good care of us as liason. We couldn't ask for a better team.

September 24, 2013

I received a new diagnosis that adds to the existing one I have but the condition was only named and no information was provided about it. I have had a "new" epilepsy drug in the past from a different doctor that affected my personality and since side-effects were my concern about my current medication it's a shame there was no explanation about the nature and side-effects of the new medicine beyond being told it was new.

May 30, 2013

I have never had a doctor take such interest in my condition before and I have lived with it for most of my 56 years of life.

March 14, 2013

Doctor Matsuo is a very good Doctor; the Doctors staff are also very good.

January 04, 2013

I felt Dr M spent more than enough time w me. This was one of the best appt. I have had in a long time!

October 12, 2012

Thank you for your good care!

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Dissociative Disorders

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Epilepsy
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-9578 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Matsuo is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and long-time faculty member of the University of Utah. He received his medical education from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. Following medical school, he completed his Neurology residency and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Iowa.

Some of Dr. Matsuo’s research interests include objectifying waveform criteria to identify focal epileptiform discharges on EEG, correlating interictal epileptiform discharges between EEG and MEG, and developing grading criteria for sequential visual analysis of prolonged EEG. Dr. Matsuo has numerous publications in these areas. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of both the American Epilepsy Society and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Philadelphia General Hospital
Internship U.S. Army Hospital
Professional Medical Kyoto Furitsu Ikadaigaku


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Afra P, Anderson J, Funke M, Johnson M, Matsuo F, Constantino T, Warner J (2012). Neurophysiological investigation of idiopathic acquired auditory-visual synesthesia. Neurocase, 18(4), 323-9.
  2. Benbadis SR, LaFrance WC, Papandonatos GD, Korabathina K, Lin K, Kramer HC, NES Treatment Workshop, Matsuo F EEG-Video Reviewer (2009). Interrater reliability of EEG_Video monitoring. Neurology, 73, 843-6.

Book Chapter

  1. Matsuo F, Riaz A (2009). Lamotrigine. In Shorvon S, Perucca E, Engel J (Eds.), The Treatment of Epilepsy (3rd, pp. 536-58). Blackwell Publishing.
  2. Matsuo F (2008). A case of familial epilepsy with nocturnal recurrences. In Schmidt D, Schacter SC (Eds.), Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy (2nd, pp. 267-9). Elsevier.


  1. Matsuo F ( Head-surface geometry of focal interictal epileptiform transients (FIET) [Abstract]. Abstract 2.056, 2010 2010 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting,

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