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Kensho Iwanaga


Pediatric pulmonologist
Papa Bear extraordinaire

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology who cares for infants, children and adolescents with acute and chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (a lung condition most common in premature newborns that can lead to chronic breathing problems).

Iwanaga's research focuses on understanding the interactions between air pollution and pediatric respiratory health and development.

Iwanaga is a Bay Area native. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, followed by a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Seattle Children's Hospital. During his fellowship, he earned a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

  • Education

    University of Washington School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 2013

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2010

  • Fellowships

    Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (11)

    Selected research

    Saving future lives

    500+ UCSF investigators are researching cures for hundreds of childhood and adult diseases.