Matthew Cavaiola, ND



Dr. Cavaiola is a clinic supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University Clinic, overseeing students on team care shifts. 

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Cavaiola has a special interest in men’s health, endocrinology, pain management and digestive disorders. He uses many naturopathic modalities in his practice including clinical nutrition, intravenous and injectable vitamin therapy, prolotherapy and hormone replacement therapy.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Cavaiola’s passion for naturopathic medicine comes from both an upbringing where he was taught to pursue a natural way of life and through personal health struggles that he overcame and continues to enjoy learning and teaching about each day. Dr. Cavaiola focuses on an individualized, patient-centered approach to medicine and he believes in working with his patients as a team, assuring they are active participants in their own health care.

Past Experience:

Previous to coming to Bastyr University California, Dr. Cavaiola practiced naturopathic medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, where he had his own private practice.

Education & Affiliations:

Dr. Cavaiola is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where he received a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2008. He also has a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture; and from the University of Delaware he earned a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine in both Arizona and California. He is also a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College for Advancement in Medicine.