Wendy Kohatsu, M.D. received her medical degree from UCLA in 1994, and completed her residency in family and community medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital in 1997. She graduated as one of the inaugural Fellows in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil in 1999.
She has served on the faculty at East Tennessee State University, working with a rural, underserved community, and then as Co-Director for the Integrative Family Medicine Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon until 2008. Dr. Kohatsu's clinical practice is the integration of primary care medicine with nutrition, lifestyle enhancement, mind-body therapies, and complementary modalities such as botanical and manual therapies. She is the editor and author of the book Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets, published in 2002.
Dr Kohatsu is also a chef! -- She received her professional culinary degree from the Oregon Culinary Institute in 2008 and loves to teach healthy cooking classes at local clinics and wellness centers, national conferences, farmer's markets, and in the humble space of her home kitchen. Her areas of expertise include the Mediterranean diet, Asian cuisine, and gluten-free cooking. Dr. Kohatsu's dream is to create an interactive TEACHING KITCHEN to cook with, educate, and inspire people to not only eat healthier, but to use food as medicine, and savor life.
She now serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, UCSF, and is the Director of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program in Santa Rosa, CA. The clinic is a Sonoma County community health center, and the first Integrative Medicine Fellowship for the Underserved (IM4U) on the West Coast.