Faculty


Department Leadership
Kenric M. Murayama, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is the Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Program Director for the University of Hawai’i Surgical Residency Program.

Robert E. Atkinson, M.D.
is Chief of the University of Hawaii Orthopedic Residency Training Program and Division Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for JABSOM
Walter L. Biffl, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Chair for Research, is Director of Acute Care Surgery at The Queen’s Medical Center
Lawrence Burgess, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Medical Student Education
Maria B.J. Chun, Ph.D., Specialist of Surgery, is Associate Chair of Administration and Finance
Nancy Furumoto, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Education at Kuakini Medical Center
Alexander Garber M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Peter Halford, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Education at The Queen’s Medical Center
Michael S. Hayashi, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, is Associate Program Director of the Surgical Residency Program, and Medical Director for Trauma at The Queen’s Medical Center
Whitney M.L. Limm, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery
Cedric S.F. Lorenzo, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Program Director of the Surgical Residency Program, is Director of the Skills Curriculum, Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Programs, and Director of the Comprehensive Weight Management Program at The Queen’s Medical Center
Elna Masuda, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Education at Straub Clinic and Hospital
Dean J. Mikami, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery, is Division Chief of General Surgery
Mark Mugiishi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, is Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs
Fereydoun Don Parsa M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery
Rebecca Sawai, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Education at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Walton Shim, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is Director of Surgical Education at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
Danny M. Takanishi, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is Associate Program Director of the Surgical Residency Program
Linda Wong, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is Senior Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs and is the Director of the Liver Transplant Program at The Queen’s Medical Center
Mihae Yu, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, is Associate Chair of Education; Division Chief of Surgical Critical Care, and Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Other Faculty
The faculty is comprised of approximately 30 academic faculty, and 150 private surgical attending physicians appointed as clinical faculty members. In addition to the Directors of Surgical Education, there are division chiefs for anesthesiology, ENT, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, radiology, SICU education, surgical research, thoracic, transplant, trauma, urology, ultrasound and vascular surgery.