Dr. Watanabe was always intrigued by medicine because his father was a pharmacist who worked with many physicians. He enjoys interacting with his patients, and finds each one unique. Dr. Watanabe is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Watanabe spends most of his free time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys swimming, hiking and many other sports. Dr. Watanabe is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at UC Irvine.