University of Hawaii

MMS Faculty

Clyde H. Ishii, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Clyde Ishii was born and raised on the island of Kaua‘i. His father, a general surgeon and family doctor, was a source of inspiration as one of only a handful of doctors serving the island’s population of about 28,000. Dr. Ishii went to high school in Honolulu where he boarded, for four years, at Mid-Pacific Institute. He then completed his undergraduate education at Washington University, majoring in biology, and obtained his Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed a surgical internship at the University of California, San Diego and a full, general surgery residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ishii completed his plastic surgery residency at Emory University, in Atlanta, where his professors were among the top surgeons in their fields. After learning from these master surgeons, Dr. Ishii completed a one-year, hand-surgery fellowship at New York University under world renown surgeon Dr. Robert Beasley.

Dr. Ishii started practicing in Hawai‘i in 1986. He was on the staff at Straub Clinic and in 1990 entered private practice. Dr. Ishii is Chairman of the Laser Committee at Queen’s Medical Center, a Member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Shriner’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is active in the teaching of medical students and residents.

Dr. Ishii is a member of multiple national surgical organizations, and is Immediate Past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). ASAPS is widely recognized as the world’s leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who dedicate a significant portion of their practice to cosmetic surgery and medicine. He is the first Asian and the first plastic surgeon from Hawai‘i to serve as ASAPS President.

Back to Faculty Listing