Tomoko Sairenji, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine


Biographical Profile

Dr. Sairenji joined the Medical Student Education Section in September 2015. She is directing the Department Advising Program, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Family Medicine Sub-I and Advanced Patient Care Clerkships and doing clinical work at the Northgate Clinic and UWMC. Dr. Sairenji graduated from Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan, and did a 2-year junior residency at Aso-Iizuka Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. She then came to the USA where she completed her Family Medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA, where she also served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Sairenji completed a two-year in Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, which included being a visiting scholar at the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY, and was awarded a Master of Science in Medical Education.

Scholarly Work

Higbea A, Sairenji T, Wilson S. How Effective is High Dose Gabapentin in Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in Diabetic Adults? FPIN Evidence-Based Practice.18(10): 14. 2015 Oct. 

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Pittsburgh MS 2015
Okayama University Medical School MD 2007

Published Articles





Maternal prolactin during late pregnancy is important in generating nurturing behavior in the offspring. Sairenji TJ, Ikezawa J, Kaneko R, Masuda S, Uchida K, Takanashi Y, Masuda H, Sairenji T, Amano I, Takatsuru Y, Sayama K, Haglund K, Dikic I, Koibuchi N, Shimokawa N Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017
Fellowship or Further Training for Family Medicine Residents? Sairenji T, Dai M, Eden AR, Peterson LE, Mainous AG Fam Med 2017
An innovative, residency-based, interprofessional faculty development program. Jarrett JB, Sairenji T, Klatt PM, Wilson SA Am J Health Syst Pharm 2017
Training Family Medicine Residents to Perform Home Visits: A CERA Survey. Sairenji T, Wilson SA, D'Amico F, Peterson LE J Grad Med Educ 2017
Cost of physician-led home visit care (Zaitaku care) compared with hospital care at the end of life in Japan. Kinjo K, Sairenji T, Koga H, Osugi Y, Yoshida S, Ichinose H, Nagai Y, Imura H, South-Paul JE, Meyer M, Honda Y BMC Health Serv Res 2017
Shifting Patterns of Physician Home Visits. Sairenji T, Jetty A, Peterson LE J Prim Care Community Health 2016
Re: trends in physician house calls to medicare beneficiaries. Sairenji T J Am Board Fam Med