Michi Yukawa, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 24225
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    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYBA06/1985Biochemistry
    Brown University, Providence, RIMD06/1989Medicine
    Harvard University, Boston, MAMPH06/1993Occupational and Environmental Health
    Brown University, Providence, RI06/1992Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA6/2000Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of Washington2000  - 2001Hartford/AFAR Academic Geriatrics Fellowship
    University of Washington2000  - 2002CNRU Pilot and Feasibility Award

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    Dr. Michi Yukawa is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and a Medical Director of Community Living Center (CLC) San Francisco VAMC.

    Dr. Yukawa is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, and she completed Internal Medicine residency at Miriam Hospital, one of the teaching hospital for Brown University. In addition, Dr. Yukawa holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She practiced primary care medicine in Boston before she participated in a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at University of Washington. Dr.Yukawa was a member of the faculty in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington from 2000-2010. Dr. Yukawa joined the Division of Geriatrics of UCSF in October 2010 as an Associate Professor. She is interested in teaching and improving the care of older adults particularly around nutrition and prevention of malnutrition and weight loss.

    Dr. Yukawa is committed to serving as the Medical Director for the Community Living Center (CLC) at the San Francisco VAMC and to working with others to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to the veterans. She also supervises geriatric medicine fellows in Geriatric Medicine outpatient clinic at the VAMC, and she attends on inpatient medicine service at the San Francisco VAMC. Her role includes leadership of the CLC in the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line and participation in the academic activities of the Division of Geriatrics.

    Dr. Yukawa’s research interests include improving nutrition, preventing weight loss and improving perioperative care of older adults. She conducted several clinical trials while she was at University of Washington and she hopes to collaborate with others to pursue her research interests at UCSF. Her educational interests revolve around chronic illness management of geriatric patients in various settings: outpatient, inpatient and skilled nursing facility. She leads the geriatric section of Life Cycle course to educate second year medical students about geriatric syndromes and management of older adults. In addition, she directs the fourth year medical student elective in geriatric medicine. She hopes to collaborate with educators within the Division of Geriatrics and other department to develop innovative methods to teach medical students, residents and geriatric fellows about management of geriatric patients.

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    1. Getting outside the box: exploring role fluidity in interprofessional student groups through the lens of activity theory. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2020 Jul 23. Byerly LK, Floren LC, Yukawa M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 32705403.
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    2. A new Mentor Evaluation Tool: Evidence of validity. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234345. Yukawa M, Gansky SA, O'Sullivan P, Teherani A, Feldman MD. PMID: 32544185.
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    3. Changing Spaces and Learning Environments to Improve Inpatient Interprofessional Education for Internal Medicine Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun; 9(3):374-375. Lo D, Zhang N, Eubank K, Harper GM, Yukawa M, O'Brien B. PMID: 28638524.
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    4. Geriatric syndromes and geriatric assessment for the generalist. Med Clin North Am. 2015 Mar; 99(2):263-79. Carlson C, Merel SE, Yukawa M. PMID: 25700583.
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    5. Nutrition Assessment. Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging. 2015 Jan 1; 35-53. Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, Michi Yukawa. .
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    6. Nutrition at the End of Life. Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging. 2015 Jan 1; 303-312. Michi Yukawa, Christine Seel Ritchie. .
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    7. Teaching geriatric fellows how to teach: a needs assessment targeting geriatrics fellowship program directors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2377-82. Rivera V, Yukawa M, Aronson L, Widera E. PMID: 25516033.
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    8. Evaluating the association of preoperative functional status and postoperative functional decline in older patients undergoing major surgery. Am Surg. 2012 Dec; 78(12):1336-44. Kwon S, Symons R, Yukawa M, Dasher N, Legner V, Flum DR. PMID: 23265122.
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    9. Identification of radiation-induced expression changes in nonimmortalized human T cells. Radiat Res. 2011 Feb; 175(2):172-84. 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. PMID: 21268710.
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    10. Circulating TNF alpha receptor levels identify older adults who fail to regain weight after acute weight loss. J Nutr Health Aging. 2010 Oct; 14(8):716-20. Yukawa M, Brown-Chang J, Callahan HS, Spiekerman CF, Weigle DS. PMID: 20922351.
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    11. Disseminating best practices for the educator's portfolio. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):497-8. Luks AM, Yukawa M, Emery H. PMID: 19422519.
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    12. Erratum: Decreased IRF8 expression found in aging hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells. Leukemia. 2009 Feb 1; 23(2):430-430. 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. .
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    13. Leptin levels recover normally in healthy older adults after acute diet-induced weight loss. J Nutr Health Aging. 2008 Nov; 12(9):652-6. Yukawa M, Phelan EA, Callahan HS, Spiekerman CF, Abrass IB, Weigle DS. PMID: 18953464.
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    14. Decreased IRF8 expression found in aging hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells. Leukemia. 2009 Feb; 23(2):391-3. Stirewalt DL, Choi YE, Sharpless NE, Pogosova-Agadjanyan EL, Cronk MR, Yukawa M, Larson EB, Wood BL, Appelbaum FR, Radich JP, Heimfeld S. PMID: 18596738.
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    15. Peripheral ghrelin treatment stabilizes body weights of senescent male Brown Norway rats at baseline and after surgery. . 2008 May; 294(5):R1453-60. Yukawa M, Weigle DS, Davis CD, Marck BT, Wolden-Hanson T. PMID: 18337314.
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    16. Modeling the impact of COPD on the brain. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2008; 3(3):429-34. Borson S, Scanlan J, Friedman S, Zuhr E, Fields J, Aylward E, Mahurin R, Richards T, Anzai Y, Yukawa M, Yeh S. PMID: 18990971.
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    17. What is the Optimal Duration of Participation in a Community-Based Health Promotion Program for Older Adults? J Appl Gerontol. 2008 Jan 01; 27(2):201-214. Fitts SS, Won CW, Williams B, Snyder SJ, Yukawa M, Legner VJ, Logerfo JP, Phelan EA. PMID: 20502613.
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    18. Reduced adipogenic gene expression in thigh adipose tissue precedes human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipoatrophy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Mar; 93(3):959-66. 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. PMID: 18089690.
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    19. Body mass index and C-reactive protein in the healthy Korean aged men. J Korean Med Sci. 2006 Oct; 21(5):811-5. Won CW, Lee SW, Choi HR, Kim BS, Park HS, Yukawa M. PMID: 17043411.
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    20. Effect of aging on the response of ghrelin to acute weight loss. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Apr; 54(4):648-53. Yukawa M, Cummings DE, Matthys CC, Callahan HS, Frayo RS, Spiekerman CF, Weigle DS. PMID: 16686877.
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    21. Effect of Exercise on Total and Intraabdominal Body Fat in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2003 Jul 1; 58(7):469-470. 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. .
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    22. Effect of exercise on total and intra-abdominal body fat in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2003 Jan 15; 289(3):323-30. Irwin ML, Yasui Y, Ulrich CM, Bowen D, Rudolph RE, Schwartz RS, Yukawa M, Aiello E, Potter JD, McTiernan A. PMID: 12525233.
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    23. Leptin levels are appropriate for body mass index in older men who experience involuntary weight loss. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Sep; 50(9):1566-71. Yukawa M, McCormick WC, Rajan S, Matsumoto AM, Wallace JI, Pearlman RA, Weigle DS. PMID: 12383156.
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    24. Culture specific implications for decline in ADL and IADL. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Nov; 48(11):1527-8. Yukawa M, McCormick WC. PMID: 11083338.
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    25. The epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in Japanese and African-American populations: the search for etiological clues. Neurobiol Aging. 2000 Mar-Apr; 21(2):171-81. Shadlen MF, Larson EB, Yukawa M. PMID: 10867202.
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