Hiroshi Kan Katsumi, MD
I speak: English, Japanese
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am very happy to be able to help you with your urologic issues. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente.
I was born in Tokyo, Japan. My family moved to Boston when I was 8 years old. My father is an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and my mother is an artist (mostly in oil paintings). I have two younger brothers: one lives in Ireland and the other is still in Boston. I’ve always been interested in medicine. In college, I studied at Cornell University in New York. There, I obtained a master’s degree in mechanical and biological engineering. I attended medical school at Tufts University. My urologic training took me to New Orleans, and then, after Hurricane Katrina, to Los Angeles. I finished with special training at Columbia University for the treatment of complicated kidney stones and voiding dysfunction in men and women.
About my practice
The urologic group I’m part of strives to deliver high-quality care for each patient. I believe this is possible within our group due to the diversity of skills we possess. In addition to a general urology, my areas of special interest are complex kidney stones and issues with voiding, such as incontinence, overactive bladder, and difficulty with voiding.
How I thrive
As a team athlete since high school (football, track, and lacrosse), I have always enjoyed weightlifting and cardio exercises. I try to get to the gym four to five times per week. Avoiding stress with ample amounts of sleep and good food is also important.