Our Staff
We believe your referral to PCSG for surgery was by the selective and careful consideration of your personal physician. We respect this trust and strive to deliver, to each surgical patient, a level of care that is second to none. At PCSG, this includes your complete experience from pre-operative to post-operative.

In the healthcare industry, the physician's medical and administrative "staff" is often the first experience a patient has when they walk through the doors of a medical office. That is why our staff's focus is to provide Dr. Yokoyama's patients with the highest level of care, consideration, and respect. To achieve this we staff our practice with individuals who share this goal and believe in accepting nothing less than excellence.

Please take a moment to read about the members of the PCSG's team who ensure your surgical experience will be professional and exceed all expectations.

 PCSG Administrator
Rita Yokoyama, R.N., MBA
A registered nurse since 1964, Rita's field of expertise is healthcare management with specific focus on bioethics. She serves on various healthcare committees, community focus groups, and has served as past president of the St. Vincent Medical Center Auxiliary.

Rita manages the administration aspect of Dr. Yokoyama's practice. Her responsibilities include contract negotiation, marketing, and business development.

 PCSG Office Manger
Steve Yokoyama
Steve oversees the day-to-day operations of Pacific Cardiothoracic Surgery Group. With over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, Steve works closely with PCSG's patients to ensure they receive the highest level pre and post-operative care possible. He has excellent working relationships with some of Los Angeles' top physicians, and serves as a solid coordinating link between the patient and patient's referring doctor.

Among Steve's responsibilities are surgery scheduling, insurance authorization, and developing patient awareness to pre-operative and post-operative aspects of the surgery.

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