Meet Dr. Peter A. Matsuura

Dr. Peter Matsuura is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with more than 30 years of medical experience. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of California at Irvine then trained under internationally renowned mentor Dr. Peter Fowler in London, Ontario where he completed his Fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and the burgeoning field of arthroscopic surgery. He also taught at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center from 1993 to 1996 before returning to Hilo to set up his private practice.

Dr. Peter Matsuura retired from the Hawaii National Guard, having served thirty years including four deployments as a member of the U.S. Army Surgical Team. Dr. Matsuura treated orthopedic trauma and war wounds during his deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany. He was also a former Commander of the Medical Detachment and served as Hawaii’s State Surgeon from 2006 to 2012.

Dr. Matsuura follows in his mother’s footsteps. Ruth Matsuura, MD, a retired and beloved pediatrician, cared for children in the Hilo community for more than three decades after working as a missionary doctor for ten years in India.

Curriculum Vitae

“My mother left big shoes to fill, and I strive to provide that very same level of care and compassion to my patients as she did to hers.” – Dr. Peter A. Matsuura

Meet Raychelle Agustin

Front Office/Reimbursement Specialist/Med. Assistant

“Hi! I’m Raychelle and the first point of contact when calling or walking into the office. I’ve been with Dr. Matsuura for the last eight years. Thank you for trusting us with your Orthopedic needs here in Hilo. My desire is to provide you with utmost professionalism and outstanding customer service in helping you feel better.”

Meet Yvette Ells

Billing Specialist/Front Office

“Hi, I’m Yvette. I have been Dr. Matsuura’s billing specialist for just about 8 years. I also assist Raychelle at the front desk. We appreciate it when patients come to their appointments pre-registered, have their current insurance cards, and ready to pay their copays! We are here to help you, so please ask us if you have any questions!

Meet Libby Dobbins-Sales

Office Supervisor/Med Assistant/Check out/Payments

“Hello, I’m Libby! I’ve been with Dr. Matsuura for over 15 years and wear many hats. It has brought me much joy to care for patients of all ages, from newborn babies to a 107-year-old senior. I will give you my full attention when you are here in my care. I love to see the smiles of children and adults when I check them out!”

Meet Seema McGee

Xray Technician

“I’ve been a Radiologic Technologist for over 15 years and with Dr. Matsuura for the past three years. It’s truly a great place to work. We all work together as a team and are here to help our patients and serve our community in the best way possible.”

Meet Wendy Matsuura


Credentials: EMBA from UCI Paul Merage School of Business and more than 25 years running Dr. Matsuura’s practice.

“We have a fantastic office family and continue to strive to provide the best orthopaedic care to our patients. We welcome you to come experience the genuine aloha from both Dr. Matsuura, PA-C Kerry and our entire staff.”

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