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Dr. Marjorie Mau first woman in Hawai’i to receive rank of “Master Physician” by American College of Physicians
Date: May 10th, 2016 in JABSOM News
University of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Health Professor Marjorie Mau, MD, MS, has become the first woman in Hawai’i to be recognized as a “Master physician” by the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Mau, also the first Native Hawaiian woman to receive the rank, was honored at a convocation ceremony in Washington, D.C., during the annual meeting for internal medicine physicians on May 5, 2016. In addition to treating patients on Molokaʻi and in Honolulu, Dr. Mau is a prolific scientist who has conducted groundbreaking research in metabolic disorders among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. She is one of the top-funded researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine, having brought more than $20.9 million in external funds to the medical school, helping to fuel Hawaiʻi’s biomedical research economy.
Dr. Mau is also a busy mother of twin toddlers, and two sons aged 17 and 21. In fact, Dr. Mau is receiving her Mastership recognition a year late. She was selected into the 2014-2015 class, but she was pregnant with the twins, and unable to travel then.