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Scholarly Activities

There are a wealth of research opportunities within Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, which boasts an environment with broad clinical collaboration and a culturally diverse patient population. Residents are able to develop research initiatives with partners in the region, while also taking advantage of Kaiser Permanente’s extensive national network of experts and resources.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has an affiliation with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, which conducts ground-breaking research in many areas, including chronic disease prevention and epidemiology (diabetes and heart disease), as well as women’s and adolescent health, including nutritional and genetic factors.

Residents will have access to the Kaiser Permanente clinical library, which is one of the largest, most complete and most inclusive electronic medical information libraries in the world, with more than 1,500 electronic journals (including The Permanente Journal) and nearly 250 medical textbooks.

All residents will be assigned a mentor for their research endeavors, including initiatives to improve processes related to patient care, and will meet regularly to review progress. There will be opportunities for residents to research and present material as part of regular Grand Rounds presentations and the biennial HPMG Research and Innovation Symposium (for which they will be required to submit a poster).



Recent (last 3 years) resident publications as of August 2022

Tamashiro K, Gomes EK, Beckwith NL, Witten NAK, Morisako A, Ka’ahukane LY, Carpenter D, and Kamaka M, “The Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress Medical Student Track Report,” Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2019 Dec;78(12 Suppl 3):45-51

Bae W, Canonico M, Shimabukuro K, Song L, Verhoef P, Yee M, “Chronic lymphocytic leukemia with leptomeningeal involvement presenting as an acute encephalopathy; a case report,” The Permanente Journal. 2022 June;TPJ-21-081.R2

Pyo JY, Yoo B, Kwon M, Bae WH, Byun SJ, Lee SW, Park YB, Song JJ. D-dimer predicts poor hospitalisation outcomes in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2021 Mar-Apr;39 Suppl 129(2):94-100. Epub 2021 Feb 25. PMID: 33635209.

Moyer CL, Phillips R, Deek MP, Radwan N, Ross AE, Antonarakis ES, Reyes D, Wright J, Terezakis SA, Song DY, DeVille C, Walsh PC, DeWeese TL, Carducci M, Schaeffer EM, Pienta KJ, Eisenberger M, Tran PT. Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer delays time to next systemic treatment. World Journal of Urology. 2019; 37, pages2623–2629.

Neighbors CP, Noller MW, Avillion MP, Neighbors JW, Spaw MC, Biello AR, Theler JM, Camacho M. Implementing a Protocol to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions in Military Otolaryngology: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Mil Med. 2021 Jan 4:usaa484. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa484.

Burgos-Sanchez C, Jones NN, Avillion M, Gibson SJ, Patel JA, Neighbors J, Zaghi S, and Camacho M, “Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Snoring and Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jun 9;194599820931087. doi: 10.1177/0194599820931087


Recent Faculty Publications as of August 2022

Bae W, Canonico M, Shimabukuro K, Song L, Verhoef P, Yee M, “Chronic lymphocytic leukemia with leptomeningeal involvement presenting as an acute encephalopathy; a case report,” The Permanente Journal. 2022 June;TPJ-21-081.R2

Krishack PA, Hollinger MK, Kuzel TG, Decker TS, Louviere TJ, Hrusch CL, Sperling AI, Verhoef PA. IL-33-mediated Eosinophilia Protects against Acute Lung Injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2021 May;64(5):569-578. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2020-0166OC. 

Verhoef PA, Kannan S, Sturgill JL, Tucker EW, Morris PE, Miller AC, Sexton TR, Koyner JL, Hejal R, Brakenridge SC, Moldawer LL, Hotchkiss RS, Blood TM, Mazer MB, Bolesta S, Alexander SA, Armaignac DL, Shein SL, Jones C, Hoemann CD, Doctor A, Friess SH, Parker RI, Rotta AT, Remy KE. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus 2 Infection and Organ Dysfunction in the ICU: Opportunities for Translational Research. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Mar 12;3(3):e0374. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000374. 

Abasiyanik MF, Wolfe K, Phan HV, Lin J, Laxman B, White SR, Verhoef PA, Mutlu GM, Patel BP, and Tay S  Ultrasensitive digital quantification of cytokines and bacteria predicts septic shock outcomes,” Nat Comm. 202011, 2607

Remy KE, Lin JC, and Verhoef PA (2020) “High-flow Nasal Cannula May Be No Safer Than Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients” Crit Care. 2020 Apr 23; 24(1):169 doi: 10.1186/s13054-020-02892-9

Remy, KE, Verhoef PA, Malone JR, Ruppe MD, Kaselitz TB, Lodeserto F, Hirshberg EL, Slonim A, Dezfulian C (2020) “Caring for Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a PICU: Recommendations by Dual-Trained Intensivists.” Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020; Jul; 21(7): 607-619. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002429

Bhavani SV, Huang E, Verhoef PA, and Churpek MM “Novel Temperature Trajectory Subphenotypes in COVID-19”, accepted for publication in Chest

Verhoef PA, Bhavani SV, Carey KA, and Churpek MM “Allergic immune diseases and the risk of mortality among patients hospitalized for acute infection,” Crit Care Med 2019; 47(12):1735-1742. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004020.


Presentations by the residents at regional and national meetings 

Ashley P, Ashley D, and Helman D “Endobronchial Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of a Rare Pulmonary Embolism”, Podium presentation at Chest 2019, New Orleans, LA.  

Song L, Chun B, and Prentiss G “Waiting For The Other Foot To Drop”, Virtual podium presentation at AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine) Conference 2021


ACP Hawaii 2020 

Ashely Pand Tran S “Severe hepatosteatosis due to Strongyloides stercoalis hyperinfection”, poster presentation 

Ashely PDang N, Myers J “Large bronchial stump dehiscence successfully treated with an endobronchial on-way valve.”, abstract

Bae W, Kinimaka A, Wong K, and Yates J “False Negative Rapid Diagnostic Test in a Returning Traveler with Severe Plasmodium falciparum Malaria”, poster presentation 

Chan M, Bae W, Fang Y,  and Hinz R “Acquired Dynamic Subvalvular Stenosis in an Adult: Hyperdynamic TTE Leading to Counterintuitive Management of Cardiogenic Shock”, poster presentation 

Fang Y,  and Yamagata Z “A Case of Afebrile Weil’s Disease: Protean Manifestations Without the Hallmark of Infection”, poster presentation 

Kinimaka A, Chan M, Bae W,  and Verhoef PA “Richter Transformation: Judging Between Disease Progression and Transformation”, poster presentation 

Neighbors J and Kaya J “Postpartum Minocycline-Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia with Thyroiditis”, poster presentation 

Morisako A, Ashley P, Chan M and Verhoef PA “A Case of GI Bleed Associated with Severe Aortic Stenosis: Beware of what might be Heyde’ing in the Coagulation System”, poster presentation 

Moyer L, Choy A, Verhoef PA and Busekrus A “Moments that matter - diabetes management and provider practice patterns following hospital discharge”, poster presentation 

Moyer L, Liang S, Verhoef PA and Busekrus A “Diabetes management resource utilization in Native Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian patients with HbA1c >8”, poster presentation 

Song L, Moyer L, Chan M, and Verhoef PA “The Pig Strikes Back: Brucellosis Orchitis in a Wild Pig Knife Hunter”, poster presentation 

Wong K, Kumari R and Lew H “Warfarin-associated non-uremic calciphylaxis –diagnostic challenges and treatment with sodium thiosulfate: a case report” poster presentation 


ACP Hawaii 2019 

Ashley P, Ashley D, and Helman D “Endobronchial Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of a Rare Pulmonary Embolism”, poster presentation 

Chan MKhan S, and Honda S “A Case of Myoepithelial Carcinoma with Diffuse Metastasis: An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Malignancy", poster presentation 

Chen L, Collis O, and Collis TK “Stalking a Killer: Assessing Targets for Predictive Modeling of Liver Cancer Among Patients with Hepatitis C Infection in Hawaii", poster presentation 

Cho J,  Leung CY, and Lee BJ “Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Hawaii”, poster presentation 

Kim D and Belyea L “The Versatility and Stealth of Klebsiella Pneumoniae”, poster presentation 

Kim D, Seto R, Dastur Z, Travis-Moku K, and Kurozawa T “Successful Aging: The Study of Frailty in Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Kai Clinic Seniors Using the FRAIL scale”, poster presentation 

Lew H, Yee M, Chan M, Tran S, Dang N, and Tello R “Atrioesophageal Fistula: A Rare and Dangerous Complication of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation", poster presentation 

Moreno DA, Hinz R and Delneo M “A Case of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure in Erythropoietic Protoporphyria”, poster presentation 

Oba H and Biggs K “Neurobrucellosis: In the Era of Modern Medicine, History Remains Pivotal”, poster presentation