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Edward Kobayashi


Family physician
Mindfulness enthusiast and dog father

Dr. Edward Kobayashi provides family-centered primary care to patients of all ages, ranging from newborns to the elderly. He has particular interests in medical education and mentorship, social justice, quality improvement in health care, palliative care and finding meaning in the practice of medicine.

Kobayashi earned his medical degree from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He completed a residency in family and community medicine at UCSF. During medical school and his residency, he participated in projects to encourage high-performing health care teams and reduce health disparities.

Kobayashi enjoys mentoring high school and pre-medical students who are interested in the intersection of healthcare, community engagement and social justice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and California Academy of Family Physicians. In his free time, he practices meditation; plays taiko drums; and explores the outdoors with his family and rescue dog, Penelope.

  • Education

    Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Family and Community Medicine, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


Building relationships and community brings me joy. I am driven to empower people to achieve better health and peace of mind.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    171 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 02, 2023
    The appoint was a bit fast.
    Nov 29, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi was great as usual - caring clinician listened to my concerns explained options clearly made me feel involved in my decisions.
    Nov 25, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi is excellent he listens and cares. Also his instructions on how to care for a particular health issue is both informative and educational. My kids are always happy to see Dr. Kobayashi.
    Nov 20, 2023
    I instantly felt comforted & comfortable with him. He explained things simply clearly and thoroughly.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Excellent visit.
    Oct 09, 2023
    My care provider is excellent explain my concerns and give opinions on how to deal with my issues.
    Sep 24, 2023
    My care provider Dr. Kobayashi is very friendly sincere kind and helpful. Explain thing such as problem or condition are very clearly. I deeply appreciated him.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Care Provider was very kindness and sincerity speaks English slowly made me easy to understanding.
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr. Kobaya is an excellent provider; he listens is not rushed and provides thorough thoughtful collaborative care.
    Aug 21, 2023
    My interaction with Dr. Kobayashi is always a pleasure. He thoroughly explained the results of my stress test including the abbreviated medical terminologies that were relevant. I came away reassured and confident. As always he respects my personal opinion and decisions while still providing strong recommendations. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Dr. Kobayashi and UCSF to friends.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi is indeed a very good and professional doctor
    Aug 05, 2023
    The provider was precise to repeat the problems I was having medically for clarification. Then entered into chart notes.
    Aug 04, 2023
    Wonderful experience
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr K. Is great but I wish he was more easily accessible. Although he sent me to the ER because that would be the next best option to get to see a neurosurgeon immediately he always shows he cares and his concerns and seems to take precaution. Not his fault the ucsf system is not better with appointment availability across the system
    May 28, 2023
    I really appreciate Dr. Kobayashi. He has excellent bedside manner and was very attentive. He listened to all my concerns about my child and answered them thoroughly. Felt heard and confident in his medical care.
    May 09, 2023
    Friendliness kindness
    May 02, 2023
    Great! Dr Kobayashi is very knowledgeable and kind.
    Apr 30, 2023
    My PCP is amazing. I feel so lucky to have found him
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi is very friendly and takes extra time to explain the options and benefits also very good listener.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Mar 14, 2023
    Very good
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi was wonderful! His bedside manner is superb. He was patient kind and thorough.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi is definitely a very good physician. He cares about his patients. He cared about what I was feeling and felt sorry I was not feeling good. He is the best as far as I am concerned. I'm sure his other patients feel the same way I do.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr Kobayashi and the staff at Lakeshore are kind friendly and helpful. They make the patient feel comfortable during the visit.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi is the most attentive physician I have ever had
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. Kobayashi and his staff provide excellent care. They addressed my concerns and answered my questions. I had a very good experience.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Great doctor!
    Dec 30, 2022
    I live that Dr. Kobayashi made a follow up call regarding test that needed to be discussed further and decision to be made.
    Nov 22, 2022
    I am beyond happy with having Dr. Kobayashi as my primary care doctor. He sincerely listens to my concerns and always includes me in decisions about my health. He is the quintessential doctor one can only hope to have in this day and age of rushed society. I am lucky to have found him. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Kobayashi to others.
    Nov 13, 2022
    Great doctor. Really thorough health care. Knows my chart
    Nov 07, 2022
    Care provider was very sincere kindness and friendliness.
    Oct 29, 2022
    I'm looking forward to staying with Dr. Kobayashi for as long as possible. Hopefully many many years to come.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Really well informed about my total health.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Kobayashi did an excellent job with what was a challenging topic for me. I appreciate the sensitivity and compassion he showed during the discussion.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Dr. Kobayashi is easily the best primary care physician I have ever seen. He is concerned about his patients and provides excellent care to his patients. He listens to patients concerns and provides appropriate treatment to them. I am very luck to have him as my doctor!
    Aug 22, 2022
    Wonderful visit with Dr. Kobayashi. No issues at all.
    Aug 13, 2022
    I'm grateful to have Dr Kobayashi as my primary care provider. He listens well and address my concerns with a personal touch. Thank you Dr K!
    Aug 08, 2022
    Was very pleased with Dr Kobayashi's care and bedside manner. Even considered switching my kids to him as primary care physician
    Jul 28, 2022
    My son really liked Dr. K!
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr. Kobayashi is awesome! He is always concerned about his patients and treats us with the utmost respect. He listens to our concerns and treats us with the utmost respect. He is an incredible representative of UCSF.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Kobayashi is great! He sincerely listens to my concerns and provides appropriate recommendations. He gives me confidence that my health is a true partnership between him as my primary doctor and myself. We discuss my concerns he makes strong recommendations but is ultimately respectful of my decisions.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Kobayashi is very professional and friendly.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Was very good.
    Jul 12, 2022
    Very professional and informative PCP
    May 18, 2022
    I have been taking my BP and meds for a long time have an excellent BP machine and the MD did not address my reported rising BP. Simply wanted to have me continue current meds x 1 month the follow up again. Very frustrating. Seemed to want to validate my story not accept my concern. I have had this problem before with this office needing them to manually take my BP to validate it because the MEA value was lower than my home value and the values at the hospital where I worked before retirement
    Apr 24, 2022
    My comments are based on the adjusted expectation of a care provider who does not know me personally.
    Apr 01, 2022
    If prescription is not necessary provider should recommend over the counter meds

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