Matthew Cavaiola

Matthew Cavaiola, ND, LAc

Matthew Cavaiola
School of Naturopathic Medicine

Current Roles

Dr. Cavaiola is an assistant professor at Bastyr University California. He is also a shift supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from University of Delaware in 2000.
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition from University of Delaware in 2004.
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, in 2008.
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2009.

Past Experience

Dr. Cavaiola came to the California campus after practicing as an NMD in private practice in Arizona for seven years. He also practiced as a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona.


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 (HRT). Dr. Cavaiola has specifically devoted over 1500 additional hours of clinical and didactic training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) while studying both at SCNM and at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.


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.  

Matthew Cavaiola ND, LAc
Matthew Cavaiola, ND, LAc