JABSOM Faculty & Staff
Satoru Izutsu:
Department: Office of the Dean
Title: Special Assistant to the Dean
Credentials: PhD, OTR
Position: Administrator
Contact Info
Email: sizutsu@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-0890
Fax: (808) 692-1247
651 Ilalo Street, MEB 223
Honolulu HI 96813
Satoru Izutsu, Ph.D. began at the University of Hawaii in 1976 as Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry. He joined the School of Medicine in 1988 as Associate Dean and became Senior Associate Dean in 1999. He was Chair of the School of Medicineís Admissions Committee for three decades. He is Director of the Office of International Medicine/Health. He was a Fellow with the American College of Education, class of 1982-83 assigned as a Special Assistant to the President of the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining the University, he was the Executive Director of the Regional Medical Program of Hawaii and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and Superintendent of a 860-bed institution in Hawaii for the mentally retarded. His international experiences include teaching in Yugoslavia as a volunteer with the American Friends Service Committee and as Project Director in the Pacific Basin countries and Thailand.

Satoruís current professional interests are in administration of programs for the elderly and geropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist, nursing home administrator, and occupational therapist. He is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Association of Mental Retardation. He serves as a member of the Board of Kuakini Health Systems.
Undergraduate, University of Hawaii, BA, 1950.
Post-graduate, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professional Certificate in Occupational Therapy, 1952
Graduate Schools, Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A. 1954
Case-Western Reserve University, Ph.D. 1962
Research Areas: nursing home administration, counseling the handicapped, clinical psychology, gerontology


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