Michi Yukawa, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #82M
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
    San Francisco VA Medical Center2019Federal Employee of the Year
    UCSF2012MS1 Essential Core Teaching Awards nominee
    UCSF2013Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching nominee
    UCSF2015Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching nominee
    UCSF2013Excellence in Teaching Award, The Halie Debas Academy of Medical Educators
    UCSF2013Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics
    UCSF2018Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics

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    Dr. Michi Yukawa is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the Post Acute Care Medical Director at the Jewish Home & Rehabilitation Center (JHRC).

    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.

    As Post Acute Medical Director at JHRC, Dr. Yukawa will provide physician leadership for implementing a new patient care partnership in which UCSF geriatricians provide the clinical care for patients discharged from UCSF Health to JHRC’s short-stay rehabilitation unit. She also will provide medical directorship for the entire 120-bed short-stay rehabilitation unit, known as the Friedman Pavilion. She will work with UCSF hospitalists and primary care to enhance the quality of the transition process for UCSF patients from hospital to JHRC and back to UCSF primary care and provide education for JHRC staff in geriatrics and quality indicators. She also will facilitate implementation science research into JHRC’s clinical environment, including integrating Geriatrics and Geriatric-Palliative Care fellows into research and quality improvement projects.

    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. More POLST forms are being completed in nursing homes, but is this meaningful? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 07; 70(7):1950-1953. Lam K, Haddock L, Yukawa M. PMID: 35642687; PMCID: PMC9283298.
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    2. Awakening: The Unveiling of Historically Unaddressed Social Inequities During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2022 06; 36(2):295-308. Andrasik MP, Maunakea AK, Oseso L, Rodriguez-Diaz CE, Wallace S, Walters K, Yukawa M. PMID: 35636901; PMCID: PMC8806123.
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    3. Fostering Interprofessional Geriatric Patient Care Skills for Health Professions Students Through a Nursing Facility-Based Immersion Rotation. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 12 24; 16:11059. Byerly LK, Floren LC, Yukawa M. PMID: 33409357; PMCID: PMC7780744.
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    4. Getting outside the box: exploring role fluidity in interprofessional student groups through the lens of activity theory. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021 03; 26(1):253-275. Byerly LK, Floren LC, Yukawa M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 32705403.
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    5. 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; PMCID: PMC7297334.
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    6. 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; PMCID: PMC5476395.
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    7. 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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    8. Nutrition Assessment. Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging. 2015 Jan 1; 35-53. DiMaria-Ghalili DR, Yukawa YM. .
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    9. Nutrition at the End of Life. Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging. 2015 Jan 1; 303-312. Yukawa YM, Ritchie RC. .
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    10. 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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    11. Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE): The Case of “Elsie Smith”. MedEdPORTAL. 2013 Jan 1. Rivera RJ, Yukawa YM, Hyde HS, Fitzsimmons FA, Christman CJ, Gahbauer GA, Scheid SA, Wamsley WM. .
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    12. 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; PMCID: PMC4241019.
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    13. 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; PMCID: PMC3136539.
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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. Erratum: Decreased IRF8 expression found in aging hematopoietic progenitor/stem cells. Leukemia. 2009 Feb 1; 23(2):430-430. Stirewalt SD, Choi CY, Sharpless SN, Pogosova-Agadjanyan PE, Cronk CM, Yukawa YM, Larson LE, Wood WB, Appelbaum AF, Radich RJ, Heimfeld HS. .
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    17. 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; PMCID: PMC2730823.
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    18. 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; PMCID: PMC2640437.
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    19. Peripheral ghrelin treatment stabilizes body weights of senescent male Brown Norway rats at baseline and after surgery. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 May; 294(5):R1453-60. Yukawa M, Weigle DS, Davis CD, Marck BT, Wolden-Hanson T. PMID: 18337314.
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    20. 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; PMCID: PMC2874867.
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    21. 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; PMCID: PMC2629981.
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    22. 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; PMCID: PMC2266944.
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    23. 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; PMCID: PMC2721988.
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    24. 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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    25. 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. Irwin IM, Yasui YY, Ulrich UC, Bowen BD, Rudolph RR, Schwartz SR, Yukawa YM, Aiello AE, Potter PJ, McTiernan MA. .
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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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