Stacy H. Akazawa, MD

Clinical Instructor, Family and Community Medicine

I have been in Tucson since the second grade and stayed here for undergrad, medical school, and now residency, so I am a true Wildcat at heart! I graduated from undergrad with degrees in physiology and molecular and cellular biology with a minor in East Asian Studies. During medical school, I was able to focus on two of my interests by completing distinction tracks in Integrative Medicine and in Global Health. I am particularly interested in bringing integrative medicine modalities to an underserved population with a focus on nutrition.
I couples matched with my fiancé who is going into dermatology, so I interviewed at a record number of programs, which were all very different from each other. In the end, I decided to stay at UA for residency because of the excellent faculty and residents who place an emphasis on a holistic approach to healthcare. I have always been amazed at the wide diversity of interests of the faculty and residents and have found it very easy to find people who have similar interests as me.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Arizona, College of Medicine
  • BS: University of Arizona