Deputy Chief of Staff for Geriatrics, Extended Care and Special Projects
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Research Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Thomas T. Yoshikawa, M.D., is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Geriatrics, Extended Care and Special Projects as well as a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has published 200 scientific articles, 75 book chapters and 17 books. He has been the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society since 2000 (and reappointed for a third 5-year term to 2015), and he belongs to numerous professional societies in the area of internal medicine, microbiology, infectious diseases, gerontology and geriatrics. His research interest has been in the areas of fever, host resistance, infection and aging. Dr. Yoshikawa was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, representing the VA. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of VA and the Gold Medal Award from the Board of Trustees of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. He served on the Secretary of VA and Under Secretary of Health Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (2002-2007) and was on the Board of Directors for the National Alzheimer’s Association from 2007-2011. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society (2000 to present). Dr. Yoshikawa received his bachelor’s degree at UCLA and MD degree at the University of Michigan. He completed his internship, residency and infectious disease fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is married to Catherine Yoshikawa and they have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.