Akira Kobayashi MD

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Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine


Dr. Akira Kobayashi graduated as a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2015 and completed his residency at Swedish Family Medicine – First Hill in 2018.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kobayashi practices the full scope of family medicine including adult medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. He performs a variety of outpatient procedures including joint injections, circumcisions, trigger point injections, toenail removals, incision and drainage, and IUD/Nexplanon insertions.

Practice Philosophy

“I try to be as transparent as possible when explaining my clinical reasoning so that my patients can make informed decisions about their medical care.”

Personal Interests

On days off you can find Dr. Kobayashi exploring the Cascades—hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and bouldering. "On rainy days I enjoy strength training and running. I also like to cook and spend time with my wife and daughter.”

Community Involvement

In collaboration with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Dr. Kobayashi provides medical examinations for applicants seeking asylum.