Meet the New Governor-elect - Hawaii

Congratulations to the Hawaii Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Ryon K. Nakasone, MD, MBA, FACP. Our new GE will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start their four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2025. As Governor, Dr. Nakasone will serve as the official representative of the College for our Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Nakasone will be working closely with Dr. Evans (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and their duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read their bio below.

Ryon K. Nakasone, MD, MBA, FACP

Medical School Education: John A. Burns School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (graduated Summa Cum Laude), La Sierra University 2022

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology

Present Employment Position: Private Practice Clinician

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member; Council Member; Member, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee; Member, Early Career Physician

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2019

Other Appointments/Activities: Advisor, Oncology Interest Group, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Hematology Education Subspecialty Coordinator, University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program; Chair, Recruitment and Selections Committee, University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program; Assistant Chief, Department of Oncology, Queen's Medical Center; President-Elect, Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology; Vice President, Alumni Association, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Member, Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, Queen's Medical Center; Chair, Committee on Cancer, Kuakini Medical Center

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Student and Resident Teaching/Education and Mentorship; Membership: Increasing interest from premed level, to medical school, to residency and beyond to grow our chapter membership; Leadership Training/Professional Growth