Felipe Matsunaga, MD

Felipe Matsunaga, MD is an interventional radiologist in Denver, Colorado


Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY


General Surgery: University of Washington – Seattle, WA


Diagnostic Radiology: University Hospitals / Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH
Interventional Radiology: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology 2023

Publications & Presentations


Matsunaga F, Dambaeva A, Ponsky L, Kashyap V, Tavri S. (2021). Systematic Review of the Management of Ureteroarterial Fistulas After Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Mar 31:1-10. doi: 10.2214/AJR.20.23132.

Matsunaga F, Tirumani SH. (2021). Spalding Sign. Abdom Radiol (NY). 46(3):1278-1279.

Matsunaga F, DeVita RR (2021). Primary synovial sarcoma of the heart. Intern Emerg Med. 2021 Jan 1.

Matsunaga F, DeVita RR, Young PC. (2020). Rapidly Destructive Osteoarthritis of the Hip. Intern Emerg Med 16, 497–499.

Pfau D, Guler E, Smith DA,Matsunaga F, Kikano E, Tirumani SH, Dowlati A, Ramaiya N. (2020). Imaging features of gastrointestinal toxicity in non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with erlotinib: a single institute 13-year experience. Clin Imaging. 68:210-217.

Matsunaga F, Arabi M, Tavri S. (2020). Uretero-Arterial Fistula Presenting as Gross Hematuria During Routine Nephroureteral Stent Exchange. Arab J Interventional Radiology. 4(2), 124-126.

Golowa Y, Warhit M, Matsunaga F, Cynamon J. (2016). Catheter directed interventions for inferior vena cava thrombosis. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. 6(6),

Matsunaga F, Gao L, Huang XP, Saven JG, Roth BL, Liu R. (2015). Molecular interactions between general anesthetics and the 5HT2B receptor. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 33(1), 211-218.

Lerner MB, Matsunaga F, Han GH, Hong SJ, Xi J, Crook A, Johnson AC. (2014). Scalable production of highly sensitive nanosensors based on graphene functionalized with a designed G protein-coupled receptor. Nano letters, 14(5), 2709-2714.

Xu L, Matsunaga F, Xi J, Li M, Ma J, Liu R. (2014). N-Dodecyl β-D-maltoside specifically competes with general anesthetics for anesthetic binding sites. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 32(11), 1833-1840.

Chen C, Cui X, Matsunaga F, Ma J, Ma N, Abel T, Liu R. (2014). Salvinorin A decreases mortality and improves neurological outcome in a neonatal mouse hypoxia model. Translational perioperative and pain medicine, 1(2), 9.

Zhao X, Perez-Aguilar JM, Matsunaga F, Lerner M, Xi J, Selling B, Liu R. (2014). Characterization of a computationally designed water-soluble human μ-opioid receptor variant using available structural information. The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists,121(4), 866-875.

Perez-Aguilar JM, Xi J, Matsunaga F, Cui X, Selling B, Saven JG, Liu R. (2013). A computationally designed water-soluble variant of a G-protein-coupled receptor: the human mu opioid receptor. PloS one, 8(6), e66009.