Megumi Okumura, MD, MAS

Internist
Pediatrician

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.

Clinics

Pediatrics at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 320
(Suite 260 for Acute Care)
San Francisco, CA 94143-1660
Phone: (415) 885-7478
Fax: (415) 885-3790

More about Megumi Okumura

Additional Languages

Japanese

Education

New York Medical College 2000
UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research 2011

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Profiling Pediatricians and Their Health Care Resources. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Mar 01.
  2. Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. Pediatricians' Comfort Level in Caring for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 17(6):678-686.
  3. Rosenthal JL, Hilton JF, Teufel RJ, Romano PS, Kaiser SV, Okumura MJ. Profiling Interfacility Transfers for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 6(6):345-53.
  4. Rosenthal JL, Okumura MJ, Hernandez L, Li ST, Rehm RS. Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Communication. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct; 16(7):692-9.
  5. Okumura MJ, Kleinhenz ME. Cystic Fibrosis Transitions of Care: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Cystic Fibrosis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 Mar; 37(1):119-26.
  6. Van Cleave J, Okumura MJ, Swigonski N, O'Connor KG, Mann M, Lail JL. Medical Homes for Children With Special Health Care Needs: Primary Care or Subspecialty Service? Acad Pediatr. 2016 May-Jun; 16(4):366-72.
  7. Chien AT, Kuhlthau KA, Toomey SL, Quinn JA, Houtrow AJ, Kuo DZ, Okumura MJ, Van Cleave JM, Johnson CK, Mahoney LL, Martin J, Landrum MB, Schuster MA. Development of the Children With Disabilities Algorithm. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct; 136(4):e871-8.
  8. Kaiser SV, Bakel LA, Okumura MJ, Auerbach AD, Rosenthal J, Cabana MD. Risk Factors for Prolonged Length of Stay or Complications During Pediatric Respiratory Hospitalizations. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 5(9):461-73.
  9. Okumura MJ, Saunders M, Rehm RS. The Role of Health Advocacy in Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Bridging Families, Provider and Community Services. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 30(5):714-23.
  10. Ferris ME, Ferris MT, Okumura MJ, Cohen SE, Hooper SR. Health care transition preparation in youth with chronic conditions: working towards translational evidence with a patient perspective. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015; 8(1):31-7.
  11. Edwards JD, Vasilevskis EE, Yoo EJ, Houtrow AJ, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA, Okumura MJ. Adults with childhood-onset chronic conditions admitted to US pediatric and adult intensive care units. J Crit Care. 2015 Feb; 30(1):201-6.
  12. Razani N, Hilton JF, Halpern-Felsher BL, Okumura MJ, Morrell HE, Yen IH. Neighborhood Characteristics and ADHD: Results of a National Study. J Atten Disord. 2015 Sep; 19(9):731-40.
  13. Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Trupin L, von Scheven E, Okumura MJ, Yazdany J, Yelin EH. Educational and vocational outcomes of adults with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: nine years of followup. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):717-24.
  14. Okumura MJ, Ong T, Dawson D, Nielson D, Lewis N, Richards M, Brindis CD, Kleinhenz ME. Improving transition from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: programme implementation and evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:i64-i72.
  15. Betz CL, Ferris ME, Woodward JF, Okumura MJ, Jan S, Wood DL. The health care transition research consortium health care transition model: a framework for research and practice. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2014; 7(1):3-15.
  16. Edwards JD, Houtrow AJ, Vasilevskis EE, Dudley RA, Okumura MJ. Multi-institutional profile of adults admitted to pediatric intensive care units. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May; 167(5):436-43.
  17. Houtrow AJ, Maselli JH, Okumura MJ. Inpatient care for children, ages 1-20 years, with spina bifida in the United States. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2013; 6(2):95-101.
  18. Okumura MJ, Hersh AO, Hilton JF, Lotstein DS. Change in health status and access to care in young adults with special health care needs: results from the 2007 national survey of adult transition and health. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Apr; 52(4):413-8.
  19. Stevenson DA, Allen S, Tidyman WE, Carey JC, Viskochil DH, Stevens A, Hanson H, Sheng X, Thompson BA, Okumura MJ, Reinker K, Johnson B, Rauen KA. Peripheral muscle weakness in RASopathies. Muscle Nerve. 2012 Sep; 46(3):394-9.
  20. Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Applebaum MA, Yelin EH, Okumura MJ, von Scheven E. Self-management skills in adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional survey. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011 Dec 06; 9(1):35.

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