Meet the Doctors

Edwin Yanami, MD and Glen Komatsu, MD, lead doctors in the Iyashi Care Program

Glen Komatsu, MD

Dr. Komatsu serves as the Regional Chief Medical Officer for Providence Southern California, Chief Medical Officer for TrinityCare Hospice and Medical Director for Palliative Care for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He earned his B.S. degree in biological sciences at the University of Arizona and his M.D. at the Arizona College of Medicine. After a pediatric residency at University of California Irvine and neonatology fellowship at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, he entered private practice neonatology, primarily as the Director of Neonatology and Newborn Services at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.  He then completed an adult palliative care fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, under Harvard Medical School before returning to Providence to help build the palliative care and hospice programs which continue to grow and flourish.

Yuichi Edwin Yanami, MD

Before joining Providence, Dr. Yanami was a staff physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and a chief physician in the Department of Hospice at Adventist Medical Center in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Yanami earned his B.S. degree in physics at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine.  He conducted his internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York.  Dr. Yanami also recently completed his fellowship in hospice and palliative care from the VA/ Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  He is fluent in medical Japanese and English.