Matthew Growdon, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #81B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Harvard College, Cambridge, MABA05/2007History and Literature
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH05/2014Quantitative Methods
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD05/2015Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAResidency06/2018Internal Medicine/Primary Care
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAFellowship06/2019Geriatric Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco06/2021Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate
    University of California, San Francisco06/2022T32 Aging Research Fellowship
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    Harvard College  - 2007Summa cum laude, Phi beta kappa
    Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health2013  - 2014Zuckerman Fellowship
    Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care2014  - 2015Agent of Change Award
    Brigham and Women's Hospital2015  - 2016Partners President's Prize for Value-Based Healthcare Delivery
    Brigham and Women's Hospital2019  - 2020Chief Residency, Internal Medicine

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    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.
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    1. Cognitive, physical, and sensory deficits that can affect everyday medication use among older adults: A national view. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Apr 10. Tang B, Espejo E, Steinman MA, Growdon ME. PMID: 38599615.
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    2. Which older adults are at highest risk of prescribing cascades? A national study of the gabapentinoid-loop diuretic cascade. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Mar 28. Growdon ME, Jing B, Morris EJ, Deardorff WJ, Boscardin WJ, Byers AL, Boockvar KS, Steinman MA. PMID: 38547357.
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    3. The Maelstrom of Medications-Optimization of Prescribing During the Course of Dementia. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 10 01; 183(10):1108-1110. Growdon ME, Smith AK. PMID: 37603360.
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    4. Secular Trends in Central Nervous System-Active Polypharmacy Among Serial Cross-Sections of US Adults, 2009-2020. Drugs Aging. 2023 10; 40(10):941-951. Terman SW, Niznik JD, Growdon ME, Gerlach LB, Burke JF. PMID: 37695395; PMCID: PMC10629698.
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    5. One Step at a Time: Improving Gait Speed Measurement in a Geriatric Medicine Clinic. Geriatrics (Basel). 2023 Aug 11; 8(4). James K, Growdon ME, Orkaby AR, Schwartz AW. PMID: 37623274; PMCID: PMC10454464.
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    6. Medication misuse and overuse in community-dwelling persons with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 10; 71(10):3086-3098. Deardorff WJ, Jing B, Growdon ME, Yaffe K, Boscardin WJ, Boockvar KS, Steinman MA. PMID: 37272899; PMCID: PMC10592653.
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    7. New psychotropic medication use among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia after hospital discharge. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 04; 71(4):1134-1144. Growdon ME, Gan S, Yaffe K, Lee AK, Anderson TS, Muench U, Boscardin WJ, Steinman MA. PMID: 36514208; PMCID: PMC10089969.
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    8. Attitudes toward deprescribing among older adults with dementia in the United States. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 06; 70(6):1764-1773. Growdon ME, Espejo E, Jing B, Boscardin WJ, Zullo AR, Yaffe K, Boockvar KS, Steinman MA. PMID: 35266141; PMCID: PMC9177826.
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    9. Polypharmacy among older adults with dementia compared with those without dementia in the United States. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 09; 69(9):2464-2475. Growdon ME, Gan S, Yaffe K, Steinman MA. PMID: 34101822; PMCID: PMC8440349.
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    10. Potential Medicare Savings From Generic Substitution and Therapeutic Interchange of ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin-II-Receptor Blockers. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 12 01; 179(12):1712-1714. Growdon ME, Sacks CA, Kesselheim AS, Avorn J. PMID: 31380893; PMCID: PMC6686978.
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    11. Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 11; 12(11):e006214. 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. PMID: 31658831; PMCID: PMC7183732.
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    12. Minimizing Sleep Disruption for Hospitalized Patients: A Wake-up Call. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 09 01; 178(9):1208-1209. Growdon ME, Inouye SK. PMID: 30014149.
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    13. Improving Care for Ground-Level Falls in Assisted Living. Ann Intern Med. 2018 02 06; 168(3):225-226. Growdon ME, Inouye SK. PMID: 29230473.
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    14. Emotion detection deficits and changes in personality traits linked to loss of white matter integrity in primary progressive aphasia. Neuroimage Clin. 2017; 16:447-454. 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. PMID: 28879086; PMCID: PMC5577436.
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    15. The Tension Between Promoting Mobility and Preventing Falls in the Hospital. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 06 01; 177(6):759-760. Growdon ME, Shorr RI, Inouye SK. PMID: 28437517; PMCID: PMC5500203.
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    16. The interface between delirium and dementia in elderly adults. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Aug; 14(8):823-832. Fong TG, Davis D, Growdon ME, Albuquerque A, Inouye SK. PMID: 26139023; PMCID: PMC4535349.
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    17. Odor identification and Alzheimer disease biomarkers in clinically normal elderly. Neurology. 2015 May 26; 84(21):2153-60. Growdon ME, Schultz AP, Dagley AS, Amariglio RE, Hedden T, Rentz DM, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Albers MW, Marshall GA. PMID: 25934852; PMCID: PMC4451046.
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    18. Ethical issues in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. Virtual Mentor. 2011 Dec 01; 13(12):868-72. Growdon ME. PMID: 23137424.
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    19. Amyloid vs FDG-PET in the differential diagnosis of AD and FTLD. Neurology. 2011 Dec 06; 77(23):2034-42. 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. PMID: 22131541; PMCID: PMC3236517.
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    20. Comprehension of insincere communication in neurodegenerative disease: lies, sarcasm, and theory of mind. Cortex. 2012 Nov-Dec; 48(10):1329-41. Shany-Ur T, Poorzand P, Grossman SN, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Ketelle RS, Miller BL, Rankin KP. PMID: 21978867; PMCID: PMC3257415.
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    21. Clinicopathological correlations in corticobasal degeneration. Ann Neurol. 2011 Aug; 70(2):327-40. 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. PMID: 21823158; PMCID: PMC3154081.
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    22. Distinct clinical and metabolic deficits in PCA and AD are not related to amyloid distribution. Neurology. 2011 May 24; 76(21):1789-96. 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. PMID: 21525424; PMCID: PMC3100124.
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    23. Neuropsychological correlates of dominance, warmth, and extraversion in neurodegenerative disease. Cortex. 2012 Jun; 48(6):674-82. Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Ketelle R, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Neuhaus J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. PMID: 21470601; PMCID: PMC3132224.
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    24. Interpersonal traits change as a function of disease type and severity in degenerative brain diseases. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Jul; 82(7):732-9. Sollberger M, Neuhaus J, Ketelle R, Stanley CM, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Miller BL, Rankin KP. PMID: 21172858; PMCID: PMC3062743.
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    25. Neural correlates of syntactic processing in the nonfluent variant of primary progressive aphasia. J Neurosci. 2010 Dec 15; 30(50):16845-54. Wilson SM, Dronkers NF, Ogar JM, Jang J, Growdon ME, Agosta F, Henry ML, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. PMID: 21159955; PMCID: PMC3024013.
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    26. Divergent network connectivity changes in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2010 May; 133(Pt 5):1352-67. Zhou J, Greicius MD, Gennatas ED, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Weiner M, Miller BL, Seeley WW. PMID: 20410145; PMCID: PMC2912696.
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    27. Conflict monitoring in early frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. 2009 Aug 04; 73(5):349-55. Krueger CE, Bird AC, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Miller BL, Kramer JH. PMID: 19652138; PMCID: PMC2725928.
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    28. Neural basis of interpersonal traits in neurodegenerative diseases. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Nov; 47(13):2812-27. Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Wilson SM, Gyurak A, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Weiner MW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. PMID: 19540253; PMCID: PMC2765796.
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    29. Automated MRI-based classification of primary progressive aphasia variants. Neuroimage. 2009 Oct 01; 47(4):1558-67. Wilson SM, Ogar JM, Laluz V, Growdon M, Jang J, Glenn S, Miller BL, Weiner MW, Gorno-Tempini ML. PMID: 19501654; PMCID: PMC2719687.
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    30. 'The quicksand of forgetfulness': semantic dementia in One hundred years of solitude. Brain. 2009 Sep; 132(Pt 9):2609-16. Rascovsky K, Growdon ME, Pardo IR, Grossman S, Miller BL. PMID: 19447824; PMCID: PMC3139943.
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