Sahoko Hirano Little, M.D., Ph.D.

Sahoko H. Little, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Service Director, Newborn

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
300 North Ingalls Street, NI4C06
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5435   


Dr. Little earned her medical degree from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan (1988), where she also completed her residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and served as chief resident (1995). She further went on to earn her Ph.D. (2005) from Keio University. Dr. Little completed additional residency training in family medicine at Southwest Oklahoma Family Medicine in Lawton, Okla. (2006) and Oakwood Annapolis Family Medicine in Wayne, Mich. (2008). Dr. Little provides obstetrical, newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult male and female, geriatric, and preventive care for all age groups.

She sees patients at Family Medicine at Livonia Health Center →

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
  • Resident education in wound care and surgical skills, obstetrical care for Japanese and other populations with diverse culture and limited ability in English
Clinical Interests
  • Family medicine, Japanese Family Health Program, women's health, obstetrical care, minor skin surgeries, pediatrics including newborn care,  wound care


Medical School
  • Keio Gijuku Daigaku Igakubu, Minato, Japan, 1988
  • Keio Gijuku Daigaku Igakubu, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Minato, Japan, 1995
  • University of Oklahoma Department of Family and Preventative Medicine Lawton Residency Program, Lawton, Okla., 2006
  • Oakwood Annapolis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Wayne, Mich., 2008
Board Certification
  • Family Medicine
20321 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152


Dr. Little's most recent curriculum vitae