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Nursing Education:

  • 2011                        University of California, Irvine - Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse                                             Practitioner (FNP)
  • ​2007                        California State University, Fullerton - B.S. in Nursing
  • 2000                        Modesto Junior College - A.A. in Nursing, Registered Nurse

Work History:

  • 2010 - Present        St. Joseph's Hospital, House Supervisor
  • ​2009 - 2010             St. Joseph's Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist
  • 2008 - 2009             St. Joseph's Hospital, Heart Failure Program Coordinator
  • 2000 - 2008             St. Joseph's Hospital, Clinical Nurse II & Clinical Coordinator, Telemetry


  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Honors & Awards:

  • 2011                         Graduate Nursing Scholarship for MSN, FNP Program at UC Irvine
  • 2010                         Awarded a Graduate Nursing Trainee Scholarship from UC Irvine
  • 2009                         Awarded the Helen Russell Nursing Scholarship
  • 2009                         Certificate of Achievement, Clinical Excellence in CHF Care
  • 2007                         Excellence in Performance Improvement for CHF


​In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, shopping, running, riding mountain bikes, cooking and having fun with her husband and 2 sons.

Katherine Matsumoto, FNP-BC

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

After Sarah received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from California State University Fullerton, she worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Telemetry. She later became the Heart Failure Program coordinator, eventually becoming the House Supervisor. She returned to school at University of California at Irvine for her Master's Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is nationally certified. Sarah's areas of interest are geriatrics, cardiology and women's health.