Core, Faculty, IM Faculty, IM Faculty and Fellows
Wendy Kohatsu, M.D., Director of Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Wendy Kohatsu, M.D. is a “yonsei” –4th generation Japanese American, raised in the wild suburbia of Los Angeles, with roots tracing back to the island of Okinawa. She received her medical degree from UCLA in 1994, and completed her residency in family and community medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, and a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil in 1999. After working in family medicine residencies at East Tennessee State University, working with a rural, underserved community, and then at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, she is happy to call California home again. Dr. Kohatsu’s interests are the integration of primary care with nutrition, lifestyle enhancement, mind-body therapies, and complementary and alternative therapies such as botanical and manual medicine. Dr. Kohatsu is also a chef! — she received her professional culinary degree from the Oregon Culinary Institute in 2008 and loves to cook, eat well and inspire others to eat healthier, use food as medicine, and savor life.