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Edward Kobayashi


Family physician
Mindfulness enthusiast and dog father

Dr. Edward Kobayashi provides family-centered primary care to patients of all ages, ranging from newborns to the elderly. He has particular interests in medical education and mentorship, social justice, quality improvement in health care, palliative care and finding meaning in the practice of medicine.

Kobayashi earned his medical degree from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He completed a residency in family and community medicine at UCSF. During medical school and his residency, he participated in projects to encourage high-performing health care teams and reduce health disparities.

Kobayashi enjoys mentoring high school and pre-medical students who are interested in the intersection of healthcare, community engagement and social justice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and California Academy of Family Physicians. In his free time, he practices meditation; plays taiko drums; and explores the outdoors with his family and rescue dog, Penelope.

  • Education

    Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Family and Community Medicine, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


Building relationships and community brings me joy. I am driven to empower people to achieve better health and peace of mind.

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