Dr. Peter Matsuura launched his orthopaedic practice in Hilo in 1996 and filled a great void in the community for orthopaedic medical care. Prior to returning to his hometown, Dr. Matsuura trained with internationally renown mentors in Canada and Califormia. He was affiliated with the Orthopaedic Dept. at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center while practicing in South Orange County, California. In 1996, he returned to Hilo bringing world class orthopaedics to his island home.
A patriot at heart, Dr. Matsuura served the State of Hawaii as its State Surgeon from 2006-2012 and a former Commander of the Medical Detachment in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He retired in 2018 as a Colonel, after 30 years of service. He completed four deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany where he served with the U.S. Army's state-of-the-art surgical teams treating orthopaedic trauma and war wounds and caring for American service men and women.
Dr. Matsuura is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
As a Hilo High School graduate, Dr. Matsuura went on to earn his B.S. degree from the University of California at Davis and his M.D. degree from the University of California Irvine Medical Center in 1985. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency and General Surgery internship at University of California at Irvine and accepted a prestigious sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Peter Fowler at University Hospital at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario in 1992. He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCI Medical School's Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1993 - 1996.
Kerry Little, PAC
Little in stature, but big in office and operating room assistance, Kerry Little is Dr. Matsuura’s Physician’s Assistant (PA). Kerry was born in New York and raised in New Jersey and trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2017 and joined Dr. Matsuura’s practice having been groomed in orthopaedics at the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in New Jersey. She also worked in the Emergency Dept at Wahiawa General Hospital before moving to Hilo.