University of Hawaii General Surgery Residency Program

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 Hawaii Surgical Residency Program.

  • 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
  • Larry 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
  • 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., F.A.C.S., 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
  • 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 Professor of Surgery, is Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs
  • 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 Kapi'olani 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
  • 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.

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