Dr. Michi Yukawa is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she practices both internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She is a graduate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and she completed her internal medicine residency at the Miriam Hospital, one of Brown University’s teaching hospitals. Dr Yukawa also completed her geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her passion is medical education, and she teaches medical students, internal medicine residents, and geriatric medicine fellows about geriatric medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Yukawa is the site director for the geriatric medicine fellows rotating at the San Francisco Campus of Jewish Living short-stay rehabilitation unit, as well as the director of the Fourth-year medical student elective in geriatric medicine. Dr. Yukawa is committed to teaching trainees about transition of care and post-acute care. She has received several teaching awards including the Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics and the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Halie Debas Academy of Medical Educators UCSF.

Currently, she is the medical director of the San Francisco Campus of Jewish Living short-stay rehabilitation unit, where she leads the interdisciplinary team to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to patients. Dr. Yukawa and her team are engaged in several QI projects to improve the care of patients.

An active member of the SGIM, Dr. Yukawa served as the poster chair for two years, followed by being the co-chair of the CA-HI regional meeting for 2023 and 2024. She received the Leader in General Internal Medicine from SGIM CA-HI in 2024. As the president of the recently aligned Southwest Regional SGIM, she is committed to collaborating with other members to share knowledge and to advance the field of general Internal Medicine.



Job Title

Staff Physician


University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine