Matthew Growdon

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, Inpatient Services

Matthew Growdon, MD, MPH is a geriatrician and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Growdon’s research is focused on improving the quality and safety of prescribing for older adults, with an emphasis on those with cognitive impairment and social vulnerability. Dr. Growdon received his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and his MPH with an emphasis on quantitative methods from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently completed a clinical geriatrics fellowship in the Harvard Medical School Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, a chief residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program at UCSF. Currently, his research is primarily supported by a NIA GEMSSTAR R03 grant and a NIH/AHRQ Learning Health Systems K12 training grant (July 2022-June 2024), through which he is investigating opportunities for medication optimization/deprescribing for older adults receiving primary care at UCSF Health.

Dr. Growdon's clinical work is based at UCSF Parnassus, where he attends on the inpatient Geriatrics Consult/Co-Management and Acute Care for Elder Services. He is passionate about improving the quality of care for older adults and currently serves as the Geriatrics Consultant/QI Lead for the Age-Friendly Emergency Department Initiative at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Education
06/2022 - T32 Aging Research Fellowship, University of California
06/2021 - Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate, University of California
Fellowship, 06/2019 - Geriatric Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Residency, 06/2018 - Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital
MD, 05/2015 - Medicine, Harvard Medical School
MPH, 05/2014 - Quantitative Methods, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, 05/2007 - History and Literature, Harvard College
Honors and Awards
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2019-2020
  • Partners President's Prize for Value-Based Healthcare Delivery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015-2016
  • Agent of Change Award, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, 2014-2015
  • Zuckerman Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health, 2013-2014
  • Summa cum laude, Phi beta kappa, Harvard College, 2007
Publications
  1. Growdon ME, Gan S, Yaffe K, Lee AK, Anderson TS, Muench U, Boscardin WJ, Steinman MA. New psychotropic medication use among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia after hospital discharge. 2022. PMID: 36514208


  2. Growdon ME, Espejo E, Jing B, Boscardin WJ, Zullo AR, Yaffe K, Boockvar KS, Steinman MA. Attitudes toward deprescribing among older adults with dementia in the United States. 2022. PMID: 35266141


  3. Eberly LA, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Wispelwey B, Marsh RH, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Morse M, Lewis EF, Abel S, Adams A, Anaya J, Andrews EH, Atkinson B, Avutu V, Bachorik A, Badri O, Bailey M, Baird K, Bakshi S, Balaban D, Barshop K, Baumrin E, Bayomy O, Beamesderfer J, Becker N, Berg DD, Berman AN, Blum SM, Boardman AP, Boden K, Bonacci RA, Brown S, Campbell K, Case S, Cetrone E, Charrow A, Chiang D, Clark D, Cohen AJ, Cooper A, Cordova T, Cuneo CN, de Feria AA, Deffenbacher K, DeFilippis EM, DeGregorio G, Deutsch AJ, Diephuis B, Divakaran S, Dorschner P, Downing N, Drescher C, D'Silva KM, Dunbar P, Duong D, Earp S, Eckhardt C, Elman SA, England R, Everett K, Fedotova N, Feingold-Link T, Ferreira M, Fisher H, Foo P, Foote M, Franco I, Gilliland T, Greb J, Greco K, Grewal S, Grin B, Growdon ME, Guercio B, Hahn CK, Hasselfeld B, Haydu EJ, Hermes Z, Hildick-Smith G, Holcomb Z, Holroyd K, Horton L, Huang G, Jablonski S, Jacobs D, Jain N, Japa S, Joseph R, Kalashnikova M, Kalwani N, Kang D, Karan A, Katz JT, Kellner D, Kidia K, Kim JH, Knowles SM, Kolbe L, Kore I, Koullias Y, Kuye I, Lang J, Lawlor M, Lechner MG, Lee K, Lee S, Lee Z, Limaye N, Lin-Beckford S, Lipsyc M, Little J, Loewenthal J, Logaraj R, Lopez DM, Loriaux D, Lu Y, Ma K, Marukian N, Matias W, Mayers JR, McConnell I, McLaughlin M, Meade C, Meador C, Mehta A, Messenger E, Michaelidis C, Mirsky J, Mitten E, Mueller A, Mullur J, Munir A, Murphy E, Nagami E, Natarajan A, Nsahlai M, Nze C, Okwara N, Olds P, Paez R, Pardo M, Patel S, Petersen A, Phelan L, Pimenta E, Pipilas D, Plovanich M, Pong D, Powers BW, Rao A, Ramirez Batlle H, Ramsis M, Reichardt A, Reiger S, Rengarajan M, Rico S, Rome BN, Rosales R, Rotenstein L, Roy A, Royston S, Rozansky H, Rudder M, Ryan CE, Salgado S, Sanchez P, Schulte J, Sekar A, Semenkovich N, Shannon E, Shaw N, Shorten AB, Shrauner W, Sinnenberg L, Smithy JW, Snyder G, Sreekrishnan A, Stabenau H, Stavrou E, Stergachis A, Stern R, Stone A, Tabrizi S, Tanyos S, Thomas C, Thun H, Torres-Lockhart K, Tran A, Treasure C, Tsai FD, Tsaur S, Tschirhart E, Tuwatananurak J, Venkateswaran RV, Vishnevetsky A, Wahl L, Wall A, Wallace F, Walsh E, Wang P, Ward HB, Warner LN, Weeks LD, Weiskopf K, Wengrod J, Williams JN, Winkler M, Wong JL, Worster D, Wright A, Wunsch C, Wynter JS, Yarbrough C, Yau WY, Yazdi D, Yeh J, Yialamas MA, Yozamp N, Zambrotta M, Zon R. Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center. 2019. PMID: 31658831


  4. Growdon ME, Inouye SK. Improving Care for Ground-Level Falls in Assisted Living. 2017. PMID: 29230473


  5. Multani N, Galantucci S, Wilson SM, Shany-Ur T, Poorzand P, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Tartaglia MC. Emotion detection deficits and changes in personality traits linked to loss of white matter integrity in primary progressive aphasia. 2017. PMID: 28879086


  6. Growdon ME, Shorr RI, Inouye SK. The Tension Between Promoting Mobility and Preventing Falls in the Hospital. 2017. PMID: 28437517


  7. Fong TG, Davis D, Growdon ME, Albuquerque A, Inouye SK. The interface between delirium and dementia in elderly adults. 2015. PMID: 26139023


  8. Growdon ME, Schultz AP, Dagley AS, Amariglio RE, Hedden T, Rentz DM, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Albers MW, Marshall GA. Odor identification and Alzheimer disease biomarkers in clinically normal elderly. 2015. PMID: 25934852


  9. Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Alkalay A, Kornak J, Furst AJ, Agarwal N, Mormino EC, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Karydas A, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Huang EJ, Dearmond SJ, Trojanowski JQ, Grinberg LT, Gorno-Tempini ML, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Jagust WJ. Amyloid vs FDG-PET in the differential diagnosis of AD and FTLD. 2011. PMID: 22131541


  10. Shany-Ur T, Poorzand P, Grossman SN, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Ketelle RS, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Comprehension of insincere communication in neurodegenerative disease: lies, sarcasm, and theory of mind. 2011. PMID: 21978867


  11. Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Mayo MC, Wilson SM, Seeley WW, DeArmond SJ, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Sidhu M, See TM, Karydas AM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Geschwind MD, Rankin KP, Miller BL. Clinicopathological correlations in corticobasal degeneration. 2011. PMID: 21823158


  12. Rosenbloom MH, Alkalay A, Agarwal N, Baker SL, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Yen IV, Growdon M, Jang J, Madison C, Mormino EC, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Weiner MW, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Distinct clinical and metabolic deficits in PCA and AD are not related to amyloid distribution. 2011. PMID: 21525424


  13. Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Ketelle R, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Neuhaus J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Neuropsychological correlates of dominance, warmth, and extraversion in neurodegenerative disease. 2011. PMID: 21470601


  14. Sollberger M, Neuhaus J, Ketelle R, Stanley CM, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Interpersonal traits change as a function of disease type and severity in degenerative brain diseases. 2010. PMID: 21172858


  15. Wilson SM, Dronkers NF, Ogar JM, Jang J, Growdon ME, Agosta F, Henry ML, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Neural correlates of syntactic processing in the nonfluent variant of primary progressive aphasia. 2010. PMID: 21159955


  16. Zhou J, Greicius MD, Gennatas ED, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Weiner M, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Divergent network connectivity changes in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 2010. PMID: 20410145


  17. Krueger CE, Bird AC, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Conflict monitoring in early frontotemporal dementia. 2009. PMID: 19652138


  18. Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Wilson SM, Gyurak A, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Weiner MW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Neural basis of interpersonal traits in neurodegenerative diseases. 2009. PMID: 19540253


  19. Wilson SM, Ogar JM, Laluz V, Growdon M, Jang J, Glenn S, Miller BL, Weiner MW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Automated MRI-based classification of primary progressive aphasia variants. 2009. PMID: 19501654


  20. Rascovsky K, Growdon ME, Pardo IR, Grossman S, Miller BL. 'The quicksand of forgetfulness': semantic dementia in One hundred years of solitude. 2009. PMID: 19447824