Chapter Officers August 2010 - August 2012
Danny M. Takanishi, Jr., MD, FACS
Danny Takanishi is Professor and Chair of Surgery for JABSOM, and also the Program Director of the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. Additionally, he is the Director of Surgical Clinical Research at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. He is a graduate of JABSOM, and he completed his general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship in the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. This was followed by completion of a surgical oncology fellowship under an NIH-sponsored training grant at The University of Chicago. He is active in a number of medical societies, serves on an ACGME review committee and has research interests in both surgical critical care and in oncology. He was a recent recipient of an Outstanding State Chair Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Ronald A. Gagliano, MD, FACS
Ronald Gagliano is Chief of General Surgery and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is a clinical Assistant Professor for JABSOM and for the Uniformed Services University. He is a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center and his fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is active in a number of medical societies and has held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. Army.
Kathy L. Mah, MD, FACS
Kathy Mah is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for JABSOM, and Division Chief of General Surgery at the Queen's Medical Center. She is a graduate of JABSOM, and she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. Kathy is also the Chair of the Hawaii Chapter, Committee on Applicants. She is also the Medical Director of the Medical Management Department of Hawaii Medical Service Association.
Nancy L. Furumoto, MD, FACS
Nancy Furumoto is in private practice and is Chief of Surgery at the Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. She graduated from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and completed her residency in the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. She is Assistant Professor of Surgery at JABSOM, is active in a number of medical societies, and serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials in Hawaii. Her clinical and research interests are in breast diseases and the development of strategies for the prevention of breast cancer development.
Eric Z. Matayoshi, MD, FACS
Eric Matayoshi is Chief of General Surgery at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. He graduated from JABSOM, completed his general surgery residency in the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program, and completed a fellowship in Burns at the New York Hospital/Cornell University. He is an active member of a number of medical organizations and has taken part in many medical missions to underserved countries.
Executive Council Member|
Whitney M.L. Limm, MD, FACS
Whitney Limm is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical and Hospital Affairs for the Department of Surgery, JABSOM. He recently completed 3 terms as Chief of General Surgery at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, and currently serves as Chief of Renal Transplant at Hawaii Medical Center East and Medical Director of the Operating Rooms at The Queen's Medical Center. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine, completed his general surgery residency in the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program, and a transplantation fellowship under the auspices of the California Pacific Medical Center. He is active in a number of medical organizations and his research interest is in surgical outcomes.
Executive Council Member|
Peter J. Barcia, MD, FACS
Colonel Barcia is a general surgeon at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. He served as the Program Director for Tripler's general surgery residency for many years. He continues active participation in a number of medical organizations.
Executive Council Member|
Clyde H. Ishii, Jr., MD, FACS
Clyde Ishii is a plastic surgeon in private practice at Queen’s Medical Center where he serves as Assistant Chief of Surgery.
He is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Shriner’s Hospital, Honolulu unit. Clyde is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and did his general
surgery residency at the University of Virginia,
plastic surgery residency at Emory University and hand surgery fellowship at New York University. He served as Hawaii Chapter President 2002-2004.
John H. Drouilhet, MD, FACS
John is currently the Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at The Queen’s Medical Center. He specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.
He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and Residency
and Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
John served as Hawaii Chapter President for two terms, 1998-2002.
State Chair, Commission on Cancer|
Danny M. Takanishi, MD, FACS
State Chair, Committee on Trauma|
Caesar Ursic, MD, FACS
Caesar Ursic is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Division Chief of Trauma for the Department of Surgery, JABSOM and the Medical Director of Trauma for The Queen' Medical Center, the only American College of Surgeons verified Trauma Program in the Pacific Basin. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and he completed his general surgery training at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals and surgical critical care fellowship at Boston University Medical Center.
Gary Belcher, M.Ed.
Gary Belcher is the Program Administrator for the JABSOM Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii Surgical Training Programs in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and surgical critical care. He also serves as the Information Technology Specialist and Manager for the Hawaii Residency Programs, Inc. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Gary Belcher has been the Executive Director of the Hawaii Chapter since 2000, and has been with the University of Hawaii and its affiliates since 1982.