Dr. Okawa is a Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; she is also the Director of the Hyperinsulinism Program. She received B.A. degrees in both biology and communication at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then received her M.D. degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College), also in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center. Her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes, monogenic diabetes, and hyperinsulinism.