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Megumi J. 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

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

  • 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.

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    Overall Experience
    53 Ratings
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    Feb 11, 2023
    Excellent care and follow up by Dr Okumura
    Sep 10, 2022
    Excellent care!
    Aug 27, 2022
    Excellent communicator - always friendly courteous compassionate and professional.
    Jul 17, 2022
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr. Okumura is wonderful. She's knowledgeable and very friendly. She explained things well and treated me extremely well.
    May 22, 2022
    Dr. Okumura was exceptional an addressed all of my health concerns and made appropriate referrals. She is so kind and compassionate and has a great sense of humor too!
    Feb 19, 2022
    Dr. Okumura is wonderful!!! I'm so glad to have her as my PCP!
    Feb 05, 2022
    Dec 23, 2021
    Highly recommend Dr. Okumura she was fabulous
    Dec 07, 2021
    waiting time to see provider not acceptable, was left in room without update for nearly 1h. big scheduling problem and bad communication, could at least update patients about delay and not just leave them waiting/forgetting? forever
    Oct 02, 2021
    Dr. Okumura is the perfect doctor for . She has a fun and gentle way of interacting with who has an intellectual disability. She knows the special needs population and included me (mom) just as much as needed and still gave him the autonomy he deserves and is capable of. Love this about her!