Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


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Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs assists the Dean in overseeing all of the education operations at JABSOM. This position is responsible for addressing strategic educational program development and alignment of JABSOM across all pre-clinical and clinical departments. The ADAA focuses on the continuum of education, including post-baccalaureate (ʻ Imi Hoʻ ola) program, medical school, residency/fellowship, and post-graduation continuing medical educational formats, as well as the educational support service provided to students, residents and faculty. The ADAA is also responsible for working with and mentoring faculty members from all departments regarding the unique JABSOM curriculum and integration of their teaching effort through the JABSOM departments.
Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; in addition, she is also the Designated Institutional Official, and Director of Graduate Medical Education at JABSOM, responsible for the oversight and administration of the 19 JABSOM residency and fellowship programs. Dr. Burenconsejo-Lum was born and raised on Oʻ ahu, graduated from a public high school, attended Stanford University for her Bachelors of Science in Biology, then completed her medical school and family medicine residency training at  JABSOM in 1997. She completed a faculty development fellowship, which included an emphasis on community-based participatory approaches to programmatic development and research.
Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum’s scholarly work has primarily focused on building health system capacity and partnerships in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands to improve prevention and screening for cervical cancer (including use of telehealth for education) and developing a regional cancer surveillance system. She is the Principal Investigator for the Pacific Regional Central Cancer Registry and co-PI for the Pacific Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Contact Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum at email, or by phone at (808) 692-0886.