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Tod M. Sugihara, D.O.

Tod M. Sugihara, D.O.

  • Director of School-Based Medicine
    Assistant Director, Phoenix Baptist FMRP
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
    Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University

    Undergraduate School: University of California San Diego
    Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
    Residency: Phoenix Baptist Hospital FMRP, Phoenix, Arizona
    Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Dermatology, Preventative Medicine, Procedural Medicine

    I was born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. I originally wanted to design prosthetics for the disabled as a bioengineer, and got my B.S. in bioengineering from the University of California at San Diego.

    As interesting as engineering was, something was still missing. After graduating, I volunteered at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla where I became interested in medicine. I also began doing research at the UC San Diego Medical School where I studied the transcriptional regulation of epidermal development and wound healing under Dr. Bogi Andersen. I was later accepted to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed my third and fourth years in Phoenix.After doing a sub-internship at Phoenix Baptist, I knew this was where I wanted to complete my family medicine training. I graduated in 2007, became part of the faculty, and today I continue to be involved in medical student education with all the schools here in the valley.

    I enjoy going out to eat, cooking, watching movies, lifting weights and outdoor activities. While I go back to Hawaii several times a year, I have grown to call Arizona home.

  • Author: Sugihara
  • Date uploaded: 28 Oct 2010, 05:12

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