Kensho Iwanaga
Associate Professor
‘Fellowship Director
+1 415 476-9278

Education and Training

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program, 2020 Clinical Teaching, University of California, San Francisco
, 2013 Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Seattle Children's Hospital
M.S., 2013 Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health
, 2010 Pediatric Chief Residency, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
, 2009 Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
M.D., 2006 , University of California Irvine School of Medicine


Zinter MS, Dvorak CC, Mayday MY, Iwanaga K, Ly NP, McGarry ME, Church GD, Faricy LE, Rowan CM, Hume JR, Steiner ME, Crawford ED, Langelier C, Kalantar K, Chow ED, Miller S, Shimano K, Melton A, Yanik GA, Sapru A, DeRisi JL. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1847-1855.
Faricy LE, Iwanaga K, Ly NP. What is learned from measuring aerobic capacity in healthy children and young adults with cystic fibrosis. Annals of Pediatric Research. 2019; 3(2):1026.
Nishimura KK, Iwanaga K, Oh SS, Pino-Yanes M, Eng C, Keswani A, Roth LA, Nguyen EA, Thyne SM, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Borrell LN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lurmann F, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Avila PC, Balmes JR, Kumar R, Burchard EG. Early-life ozone exposure associated with asthma without sensitization in Latino children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 12; 138(6):1703-1706.e1.
Iwanaga K, Elliott MS, Vedal S, Debley JS. Urban particulate matter induces pro-remodeling factors by airway epithelial cells from healthy and asthmatic children. Inhal Toxicol. 2013 Oct; 25(12):653-60.
Iwanaga K, Carter ER. Mycobacterium abscessus complex lung infection in a toddler with a tracheostomy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Mar; 49(3):296-8.
Ahmad I, Zaldivar F, Iwanaga K, Koeppel R, Grochow D, Nemet D, Waffarn F, Eliakim A, Leu SY, Cooper DM. Inflammatory and growth mediators in growing preterm infants. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Mar; 20(3):387-96.
Galassetti P, Larson J, Iwanaga K, Salsberg SL, Eliakim A, Pontello A. Effect of a high-fat meal on the growth hormone response to exercise in children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jun; 19(6):777-86.
Galassetti PR, Iwanaga K, Crisostomo M, Zaldivar FP, Larson J, Pescatello A. Inflammatory cytokine, growth factor and counterregulatory responses to exercise in children with type 1 diabetes and healthy controls. Pediatr Diabetes. 2006 Feb; 7(1):16-24.
Galassetti PR, Iwanaga K, Pontello AM, Zaldivar FP, Flores RL, Larson JK. Effect of prior hyperglycemia on IL-6 responses to exercise in children with type 1 diabetes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 May; 290(5):E833-9.
Leong SP, Kashani-Sabet M, Desmond RA, Kim RP, Nguyen DH, Iwanaga K, Treseler PA, Allen RE, Morita ET, Zhang Y, Sagebiel RW, Soong SJ. Clinical significance of occult metastatic melanoma in sentinel lymph nodes and other high-risk factors based on long-term follow-up. World J Surg. 2005 Jun; 29(6):683-91.
Park C, Seid P, Morita E, Iwanaga K, Weinberg V, Quivey J, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ, Leong SP. Internal mammary sentinel lymph node mapping for invasive breast cancer: implications for staging and treatment. Breast J. 2005 Jan-Feb; 11(1):29-33.