Executive Committee Members

 

Dean & Associate Deans
Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM
Dean and Professor of Medicine; Barry & Virginia Weinman Endowed Chair
Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Satoru Izutsu Endowed Professor
Mariana Gerschenson, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Nancy K. Foster, EdD, MA, CGMA
JABSOM Chief Financial & Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Derek Wong, MPH, MBA
Interim UHP Chief Executive Officer

Dean’s Office Directors
Ivy Nip Asano, MD
Admissions
Deborah Dimaya
Communications, Media & Government Affairs
Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO) & Graduate Medical Education
Julie Inouye
Development
Lori Emery
Faculty Affairs
Junji Machi, MD (Interim)
Global Health & International Medicine
Kristen Anderson, MPH, MLIS
Health Sciences Library
Sheri Fong, MD, PhD
JABSOM MD Curriculum Committee Chair
Jill Omori, MD
Medical Education
Lawrence Burgess, MD
Student Affairs

Department Chairs
Takashi Matsui, MD, PhD
Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology
Olivier LeSaux, PhD
Cell and Molecular Biology
Pauline Mashima, MD
Communications Sciences and Disorders
Allen “Chip” Hixon, MD, MA
Family Medicine and Community Health
Kamal Masaki, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Scott Kuwada, MD (Interim)
Internal Medicine
Violet Nxedhlana, PhD
Medical Technology
Joseph “Keawe” Kaholokula, PhD
Native Hawaiian Health
Ivica Zalud, MD, PhD, FAGOCG, FAIUM
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Karen Thompson, MD
Pathology
Kenneth Nakamura, MD, CMO
Pediatrics
Anthony Guerrero, MD
Psychiatry
John Chen, PhD
Quantitative Health Sciences
Kenric Murayama, MD, MBA, FACS
Surgery
Vivek Nerurkar, PhD, DMLT, MSc
Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology

Centers, Institutes & Programs
Ralph Shohet, MD
Center for Cardiovascular Research
Kelley Withy, MD, PhD
Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center
Cecilia Shikuma, MD
Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS
Sue Steinemann, MD, FACS
Hyperbaric Treatment Center
Winona Lee, MD
ʻImi Hoʻola Post Baccalaureate Program
W. Steve Ward, PhD
Institute for Biogenesis Research
Violet Horvath, PhD
Pacific Disabilities Center
Benjamin W. Berg, MD
SimTiki

Faculty Senate
Venkataraman Balaraman, MD, MBBS
President
Richard McCartin
Vice-President

Student Representatives
Educardo Biala, Jr., MS2
Second Year
Eliot Koshi, MS4
Fourth Year
Cassandra Matsushige
Graduate Student