Find a Mentor in IM

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 6.30.12 PM

Below is a list of physicians who have graciously offered their time to serve as mentors and/or provide shadowing opportunities. Availability of mentors is currently limited to JABSOM students only.

  • If you are a pre-medical student, mentorship and access to shadowing experience can be found through the UH Medical Student Mentorship Program (MSMP).

If you are a JABSOM medical student interested in shadowing one of the physicians listed below:

  • Before selecting a mentor, consider reading the ACP article on selecting a mentor.
  • For non-Kaiser mentors, e-mail IMIG at uhimig@hawaii.edu
  • For Kaiser mentors, e-mail Ms. Kristine “Krissy” Mai, the Program Coordinator for the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program at kristine.n.mai@kp.org for more information.

Mentor list

General IM

Doc Specialty Setting – location Faculty Member Mentoring Shadowing Research
Lisa Camara, MD General IM Kaiser clinic Yes X X
Steven Dang, MD General IM Clinic No X X
Gautam Deshpande, MD General IM senior students (3rd and 4th year) at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for a month rotation Yes X (international medicine) X (mentoring)
John Houk, MD General IM Private Practice Yes X X
Janet Onopa, MD General IM Queen Emma Clinic Yes X X
Macario Rivera, MD General IM Hilo VA Clinic Yes X X
Sonny Wong, MD Cardiology Private Practice Yes X X
Sarah Brown, MD Internal Medicine (Hospitalist) Kaiser Permanente No  X  X
Zamir Moen, MD Internal Medicine (Hospitalist) Kaiser Permanente No  X  X
Ben Tamura, MD Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine Kaiser Permanente No  X  X
Travis Nakamura, MD General IM Private practice in Kuakini Yes  X  X

IM Specialties

Doc Specialty Setting – location Faculty Member Mentoring Shadowing Research
Matthew Lau, MD Allergy and Immunology Clinic Yes X X
Sonny Wong, MD Cardiology Private Practice Yes X X
Jenelyn Lim, MD Geriatric LTC, ALC, SNF No X X
Ben Tamura, MD Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine Kaiser Permanente No  X  X
Daniel Fischberg, MD PhD Pain and Palliative Care Yes X X X (pain/palliative med)
Samuel Evans, MD Pulmonary/Crit Care Critical care, VA Pulm Clinic Yes X X X
Alvin Furuike, MD Pulmonary/Crit Care Private Practice Yes X X
Shanon Makekau, MD Pulmonary/Sleep Med Kaiser inpt/clinic, sleep lab No X X
Dennis Boulware, MD  Rheumatology Kaiser Permanente No  X  X