JABSOM appoints associate dean for medical education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina M Shelton, (808) 692-0897
Dir of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Sep 30, 2009

Dr. Richard Kasuya
Dr. Richard Kasuya
Dr. Richard Kasuya has been appointed Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
Dr. Kasuya is currently a Professor of Medicine and has served as the Director of the Office of Medical Education since 2001. In his new post, Dr. Kasuya will assist JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges in overseeing the continuum of medical student education operations.
“Dr. Kasuya has been a remarkable leader in our educational programoverseeing the Office of Medical Education (OME),” said Dean Hedges. “He is looking to expand the role of education not just here at the medical school but statewide. We’re excited by his leadership and his ability to look longitudinally over the career of someone in health professions in terms of the education they need at different points in time and how to best deliver that.”
Dr. Kasuya is a 1989 graduate of JABSOM, and completed his residency training at the University of Hawai‘i Internal Medicine Residency Program. A graduate of Kaiser High School (Honolulu), he completed his undergraduate work at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and also earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Kasuya is excited about the future of the medical school. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve the medical students, faculty and JABSOM community in this new role,” he said. “I love this medical school, our university and the community we serve. We’re already doing some great things, and we have talented, hardworking, enthusiastic faculty, staff, administrators and students who have great ideas for making things even better. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone and being a part of this team,” said
Dr. Kasuya.
As thrilled as he is to take on the challenges of the new position, Dr. Kasuya has mixed feelings about leaving OME. “I’ve been blessed to work with outstanding people in the Office of Medical Education, and am so proud and fortunate to count them as my colleagues and friends," said Dr. Kasuya. Leaving OME, he said, has been "the most difficult part" of this transition. "However, I’m comforted in knowing that we’ll continue to work together to provide the best possible experience for our medical students,” said Dr. Kasuya.
Dr. Kasuya officially begins his new duties on October 1, 2009. 

For more information, visit: http://www.jabsom.hawaii.edu