MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF LABORATORY
BOARD CERTIFIED PATHOLOGIST
BOARD CERTIFIED CYTOPATHOLOGIST
Dr. Eric Miyamoto was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. His father was a respected surgeon and general practitioner and together with his wife, Dorothy, raised Eric and his 3 sisters and 1 brother in this small, quiet waterfront town. Dr. Miyamoto graduated from Hilo High School and went on to study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu). While studying for his Baccalaureate in Biology, Dr. Miyamoto worked at the Queen’s Medical Center as a phlebotomist and laboratory aide. Upon graduation from the University of Hawaii, Dr. Miyamoto worked as a psychiatric assistant at the Queen’s Medical Center. He also received a certificate from the Bartending School of Hawaii and worked at Don the Beachcomber in Waikiki, Hawaii. Eventually, medicine beckoned him to attend the medical school on the mainland.
Dr. Eric Miyamoto graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1981 and after a year of flexible internship, he completed his pathology residency at Harbor General – UCLA Medical Center in 1985. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and has additional subspecialty qualification in cytopathology. He has dedicated his practice to South Coast Medical Center since 1987 and presently serves as co-laboratory director with, his partner, Dr. Christopher Vanley. His professional practice includes but is not limited to the microscopic interpretation of gastrointestinal, breast, genitourinary, and prostate biopsies. He is also skilled at performing bone marrow biopsies and aspirations under conscious sedation, making an otherwise uncomfortable procedure more tolerable. He looks forward to continuing his service to the patients and physicians of South Coast Medical Center (now Mission Hospital-Laguna Beach).
Dr. Miyamoto and his wife, Debbie, have 2 sons, both of whom were raised in Dana Point, California and are graduates of Dana Hills High School. They are presently enrolled at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Debbie is presently a middle school science teacher in the Capistrano Unified School District.