Bio – Mikami, Dean

Dean Mikami M.D., F.A.C.S.
Title: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of General Surgery
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery


Dr. Mikami attended college at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his general surgery training at The Ohio State University in 2003. Dr. Mikami was named the Department of Surgery Resident of Year in 2003. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty at Ohio State from 2004 to 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery. He now returns home to be Chief of Surgery for the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Mikami has continued his work in minimally invasive surgery of the GI tract, hernia repair, bariatric surgery and advanced endolumenal therapies. He is one of pioneers in endolumenal bariatric surgery and specializes in complex abdominal wall repair, surgical endoscopy, and foregut surgery and has trained over 1000 surgeons throughout the world. He has over 100 publications, abstracts and book chapters and is the one of the editors of “Evidence Based Minimally Invasive Surgery.” Dr. Mikami has been an invited lecturer numerous of times locally, nationally and internationally and has been involved in multiple surgical research projects. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, SAGES, and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the American Hernia Society, the Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract and the Central Surgical Society. He is currently the Chair of the Educational Resource Committee for SAGES and co-chair of the ASMBS Flexible endoscopy committee.