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HSCO Board of Directors

President

Michael Carney
Michael E. Carney, MD
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Dr.  Carney is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Honolulu, affiliated with Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Maui Memorial Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

President-Elect

Ryon Nakasone
Ryon K. Nakasone, MD
Hawaii Oncology

Dr. Nakasone is a Medical Oncologist affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network in Hawaii, largely practicing at the Kapiolani Medical Center For Women & Children, Kuakini Health System, and Queens Medical Center.

Secretary

Jared Acoba
Jared D. Acoba, MD
Hawaii Oncology

Dr. Acoba graduated from the University of Hawaii Burns School of Medicine in 2001. He is a medical oncologist affiliated with the Kapiolani Medical Center For Women & Children, Kuakini Health System and Queens Medical Center.

Treasurer

Shane Morita
Shane Morita, MD, MS, PhD, FACS
The Queen's Medical Center

Dr. Morita is the Surgical Oncology Program Director at The Queen’s Medical Center/Queen’s Cancer Center and is part of the clinical faculty for the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. He is actively involved in program development for the Queen’s Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Clinic and conducts research centered on molecular pathways and ethnic disparity of cancer in Hawaii, including thyroid carcinoma and cutaneous melanoma.

Additionally, Dr. Morita is the incoming Chair for the State of Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and an active board member of the American Cancer Society Hawaii-Pacific chapter. He has received numerous awards for his research and was the sole recipient of the NCCTG junior faculty grant from the Mayo Clinic.

Immediate Past President

Keola Beale
Keola K. Beale, MD
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region

Dr. Beale was inspired become an oncologist after losing both his father and grandfather to cancer during his medical training. An avid researcher, he enjoys participating in Kaiser Permanente's large oncology clinical trials program, and strives to communicate in a way that is both informative and empathetic—treating every patient as he would a loved one.

Membership Liaison

Dorothy A. Coleman, RN, MSN
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

UHCC Liaison

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Jessica Rhee, MD, MS
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Board Members

Kelly Shimabukuro, MD
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region
Susie Chen
Susie Chen, MD
Pacific Radiation Oncology, LLC

Dr. Chen is a radiation oncologist affiliated with the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, and Straub Medical Center. She has extensive training in a variety of radiotherapy types, including Low Does Rate and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Nongynecologic Brachytherapy, Orthovoltage Therapy, Electron Therapy, Conventional Stimulation, and 4D CT Simulation.

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Benjamin Falit, MD, JD
Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui

In 2016, Dr. Falit joined the Pacific Cancer Institute after practicing as an attending radiation oncologists and Lowell General Hospital and Wentworth Douglass Hospital. He is a Diplomat in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, and has extensive experience in newer radiation delivery techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Ian Okazaki
Ian Okazaki, MD
Straub Clinic & Hospital, Inc.

Dr. Okazaki is a medical oncologist affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Honolulu area, including Maui Memorial Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

David Tamura
David Tamura, MD
Hawaii Cancer Care

Dr. Tamura is a credentialed provider with MD Anderson Cancer Network, providing clinical care at The Queen's Medical Center in Hawaii. His areas of expertise include hematologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies. In addition to his clinical practice, he educates students and house staff from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, and is actively involved in clinical research at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.


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