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Megumi Okumura


Mom and health services researcher

Dr. Megumi Okumura is an internal medicine and pediatric specialist who cares for both children and adults. She is particularly interested in primary care delivery and disease management for adults with chronic conditions that began in childhood.

Okumura's research focuses on how to optimize health care access and delivery during the transition to adult care for adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, diabetes, developmental disabilities and cystic fibrosis.

Okumura earned her medical degree at New York Medical College. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital. To complete a fellowship through the University of Michigan's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, she studied the quality of care delivery for adults with childhood-onset chronic diseases. She then completed a fellowship at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies that focused on policies and systems of care for people with childhood-onset chronic diseases. She also earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF, focusing on how research findings are implemented in patient care and how health information is disseminated.

Okumura directs the Clinical and Translational Science Pathway for the pediatric residency program, teaches in the UCSF course on clinical research design and serves as faculty in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is on the board of directors for the WITH Foundation, a grant-making organization focused on improving health care for adults with developmental disabilities. She is scientific co-chair of the Healthcare Transition Research Consortium, a network supporting the development of plans based on the best research to move young people with chronic conditions into the adult care arena. She also serves on the UCSF Institutional Review Board, which ensures ethical research involving humans.

Okumura has received many grants for her work and is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association. She has published articles in numerous medical journals.

  • Education

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2011

    New York Medical College, 2000

  • Residencies

    Yale New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 2001

  • Fellowships

    University of Michigan, Care Delivery for Adults with Childhood-Onset Disease, 2006

    UCSF, Health Policy and Care for Childhood-Onset Disease, 2008

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


I am passionate about ensuring that my patients receive the best possible care. My holistic approach allows us to work together to maximize health and wellness.

General Internal Medicine at Post Street

1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

Acute Care Clinic at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94122

My reviews


Overall Experience
39 Reviews
I have three kids and this was one of the best pediatricians I have been to. Dr. Okumura was thorough patient informative funny caring and the list goes on. I walked out feeling confident about my daughter's treatment plan knowledgeable about what she has and when it will get better and with a clear path for future care.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
39 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
39 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
38 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
38 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
41 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
35 Reviews