About Me

Dr. Okawa received her medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia. She then moved to Los Angeles and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. After residency she moved to Boston, MA to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University. She performed her fellowship research at Joslin Diabetes Center where she worked in a beta cell regeneration laboratory. Her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes, monogenic diabetes, and hyperinsulinism. In addition to her practice at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women's Hospital Long Beach, she is the Director of the Hyperinsulinism Center at UCLA.

Other Clinical Interests:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Monogenic Diabetes
  • Hyperinsulinism

Endocrine, Diabetes & Metabolic Centers at Miller Children's & Women's.



Provider Specialty

Endocrinology - Pediatric


Medical Education

Sidney Kimmel Medical College


Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles


Harvard Boston Children's Hospital

Locations & Affiliations


Miller Children's Endocrinology Clinic

2880 Atlantic Ave. Suite 220

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 933-8562

Appointment: (562) 933-8562

Cherese Mari Laulhere Children's Village - Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach

2701 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA

Office: (714) 377-6993