Tsuyoshi Okawa, M.D., is board-certified, specializing in Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Physicians. He is also the Department Chairperson for PMA Hospitalists.
“I chose to go into medicine because I have always loved the sciences, teaching, and having one-to-one interactions with people. Practicing Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and San Pedro allows me to do it all,” Okawa says. “My children and I were all born at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. Serving the community where I was born and raised is just one more reason why I love working here. I believe in treating everyone with respect, being upfront with my patients, and always doing the right thing.”
Okawa is very active in the Providence healthcare system, serving on several committees, including the PMA Board of Directors, PMA Executive Committee, Providence Hospitalist Steering Committee, Strategic Executive Leadership Team, Growth Planning Committee, Quality Leadership Team, Peer Review, and more.
Dr. Okawa earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his internship and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Okawa says, “I enjoy spending time with my family, attending my children’s sporting events, and doing other activities with the kids.” Okawa says he also enjoys running and golf to help him stay active and fit.