JABSOM Faculty & Staff
Jerris R. Hedges:
|Department: Office of the Dean|
|Credentials: MD MS (Master of Science), MMM|
|Phone: (808) 692-0881|
|Fax: (808) 692-1247|
651 Ilalo Street, Medical Education Bldg.
Office of the Dean - 2nd Floor
Honolulu HI 96813
|Bio: Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM, became Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine in March 2008, moving to Hawaii from the internationally-respected Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). |
During his twenty-year career at OHSU Medical School, Dr. Hedges served as Associate Professor, Professor, and Department Chair in Emergency Medicine. He was named Vice Dean at OHSU in 2005.
Dr. Hedges helped form the OHSU Center for Policy & Research in Emergency Medicine. Its success led the NIH to recognize the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine as one of the “top ten” in the nation. Dr. Hedges has also served as President of both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. In October 2000, Dr. Hedges was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM), which advises the nation on biomedical science, medicine and health.
He has published more than 100 medical articles and authored several books, including Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, which is a preferred text for those training in the demanding field of emergency medicine.
|Education: Bachelors degree in Astronautics and Aeronautics|
Masters degree in Chemistry
Master of Medical Management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Medical degree at the University of Washington.
Completed residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.