Michi Yukawa, MD, MPH

2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
6/2000 - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington
MPH, 06/1993 - Occupational and Environmental Health, Harvard University
06/1992 - Internal Medicine Residency, Brown University
MD, 06/1989 - Medicine, Brown University
BA, 06/1985 - Biochemistry, Cornell University
Honors and Awards
  • Federal Employee of the Year, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 2019
  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF, 2018
  • Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching nominee, UCSF, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The Halie Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2013
  • Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching nominee, UCSF, 2013
  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF, 2013
  • MS1 Essential Core Teaching Awards nominee, UCSF, 2012
  • CNRU Pilot and Feasibility Award, University of Washington, 2000-2002
  • Hartford/AFAR Academic Geriatrics Fellowship, University of Washington, 2000-2001
  1. Andrasik MP, Maunakea AK, Oseso L, Rodriguez-Diaz CE, Wallace S, Walters K, Yukawa M. Awakening: The Unveiling of Historically Unaddressed Social Inequities During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. 2022. PMID: 35636901

  2. Yukawa M, Gansky SA, O'Sullivan P, Teherani A, Feldman MD. A new Mentor Evaluation Tool: Evidence of validity. 2020. PMID: 32544185

  3. Lo D, Zhang N, Eubank K, Harper GM, Yukawa M, O'Brien B. Changing Spaces and Learning Environments to Improve Inpatient Interprofessional Education for Internal Medicine Residents. Volume 9 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28638524

  4. Carlson C, Merel SE, Yukawa M. Geriatric syndromes and geriatric assessment for the generalist. Volume 99 of Issue 2. 2015. PMID: 25700583

  5. Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, Michi Yukawa. Nutrition Assessment. 2015. PMID:

  6. Michi Yukawa, Christine Seel Ritchie. Nutrition at the End of Life. 2015. PMID:

  7. Rivera V, Yukawa M, Aronson L, Widera E. Teaching geriatric fellows how to teach: a needs assessment targeting geriatrics fellowship program directors. Volume 62 of Issue 12. 2014. PMID: 25516033

  8. Josette Rivera, Michi Yukawa, Susan Hyde, Amber Fitzsimmons, Janelle Christman, Alice Gahbauer, Alison Scheid, Maria Wamsley. Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE): The Case of “Elsie Smith”. 2013. PMID:

  9. Kwon S, Symons R, Yukawa M, Dasher N, Legner V, Flum DR. Evaluating the association of preoperative functional status and postoperative functional decline in older patients undergoing major surgery. Volume 78 of Issue 12. 2012. PMID: 23265122

  10. Pogosova-Agadjanyan EL, Fan W, Georges GE, Schwartz JL, Kepler CM, Lee H, Suchanek AL, Cronk MR, Brumbaugh A, Engel JH, Yukawa M, Zhao LP, Heimfeld S, Stirewalt DL. Identification of radiation-induced expression changes in nonimmortalized human T cells. Volume 175 of Issue 2. 2010. PMID: 21268710

  11. Yukawa M, Brown-Chang J, Callahan HS, Spiekerman CF, Weigle DS. Circulating TNF alpha receptor levels identify older adults who fail to regain weight after acute weight loss. 2010. PMID: 20922351

  12. Luks AM, Yukawa M, Emery H. Disseminating best practices for the educator's portfolio. Volume 43 of Issue 5. 2009. PMID: 19422519

  13. D L Stirewalt, Y E Choi, N E Sharpless, E L Pogosova-Agadjanyan, M R Cronk, M Yukawa, E B Larson, B L Wood, F R Appelbaum, J P Radich, S Heimfeld. Erratum: Decreased IRF8 expression found in aging hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells. 2009. PMID:

  14. Yukawa M, Phelan EA, Callahan HS, Spiekerman CF, Abrass IB, Weigle DS. Leptin levels recover normally in healthy older adults after acute diet-induced weight loss. 2008. PMID: 18953464

  15. Stirewalt DL, Choi YE, Sharpless NE, Pogosova-Agadjanyan EL, Cronk MR, Yukawa M, Larson EB, Wood BL, Appelbaum FR, Radich JP, Heimfeld S. Decreased IRF8 expression found in aging hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells. 2008. PMID: 18596738

  16. Yukawa M, Weigle DS, Davis CD, Marck BT, Wolden-Hanson T. Peripheral ghrelin treatment stabilizes body weights of senescent male Brown Norway rats at baseline and after surgery. Volume 294 of Issue 5. 2008. PMID: 18337314

  17. Borson S, Scanlan J, Friedman S, Zuhr E, Fields J, Aylward E, Mahurin R, Richards T, Anzai Y, Yukawa M, Yeh S. Modeling the impact of COPD on the brain. Volume 3 of Issue 3. 2008. PMID: 18990971

  18. Fitts SS, Won CW, Williams B, Snyder SJ, Yukawa M, Legner VJ, Logerfo JP, Phelan EA. What is the Optimal Duration of Participation in a Community-Based Health Promotion Program for Older Adults? Volume 27 of Issue 2. 2008. PMID: 20502613

  19. Kratz M, Purnell JQ, Breen PA, Thomas KK, Utzschneider KM, Carr DB, Kahn SE, Hughes JP, Rutledge EA, Van Yserloo B, Yukawa M, Weigle DS. Reduced adipogenic gene expression in thigh adipose tissue precedes human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipoatrophy. Volume 93 of Issue 3. 2007. PMID: 18089690

  20. Won CW, Lee SW, Choi HR, Kim BS, Park HS, Yukawa M. Body mass index and C-reactive protein in the healthy Korean aged men. Volume 21 of Issue 5. 2006. PMID: 17043411

  21. Yukawa M, Cummings DE, Matthys CC, Callahan HS, Frayo RS, Spiekerman CF, Weigle DS. Effect of aging on the response of ghrelin to acute weight loss. Volume 54 of Issue 4. 2006. PMID: 16686877

  22. Melinda L. Irwin, Yutaka Yasui, Cornelia M. Ulrich, Deborah Bowen, Rebecca E. Rudolph, Robert S. Schwartz, Michi Yukawa, Erin Aiello, John D. Potter, Anne McTiernan. Effect of Exercise on Total and Intraabdominal Body Fat in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. 2003. PMID:

  23. Irwin ML, Yasui Y, Ulrich CM, Bowen D, Rudolph RE, Schwartz RS, Yukawa M, Aiello E, Potter JD, McTiernan A. Effect of exercise on total and intra-abdominal body fat in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Volume 289 of Issue 3. 2003. PMID: 12525233

  24. Yukawa M, McCormick WC. Culture specific implications for decline in ADL and IADL. 2000. PMID: 11083338