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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 resident publications as of June 2024

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.

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.


Recent Faculty Publications as of June 2024

Bae W, Canonico M, Shimabukuro K, Song L, Verhoef PA, 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


Presentations by the residents at regional and national meetings 

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 2022-2024

Beale K, Chen T and Suzuki R “A case of severe mineralcorticoid excess in abiraterone use for metastatic prostate cancer” poster presentation

Chang K, Nishimoto S and Verhoef P “TB: A Brain Cancer Look-Alike”, poster presentation

Choo Loy K, Pandula A “Disseminated Gonococcal Infection: A Rare Complication of Untreated Gonorrhea Presenting in a 45 yo Female” poster presentation 

Choo Loy K, Doi E, Holmgren H, Pandula A and Seto R “Long Covid – A cross-sectional study exploring the prevalence of post SARS-CoV-2 infection symptoms and functional limitations in the outpatient setting” podium presentation 

Chun E, Verhoef P “A Case of the “-Itis”: Multi-System Organ Dysfunction Due to Nivolumab Therapy” poster presentation 

Crump N and Pandula A “A Case of Distant Prostate Cancer Presenting as a Solitary Breast Mass” poster presentation

Crump N and Pandula A “A Rare Case, Presentation, and Outcome: a Case of Machiafava-Bignami Disease Presenting as Serotonin Syndrome with a Positive Outcome” poster presentation

Holmgren H and Lee P “A Heart Stopping Case; Young Woman with Cardiac Tamponade, Right Atrial Mass, and Miliary Lung Nodules” poster presentation 

Honda S, Kaya K and Mathews B “False Positive? Two cases of persistently elevated troponin I without clinical evidence of cardiac involvement” poster presentation

Jensen J and Yamashita S “"Oh Rats!": A Case of an Emerging Pathogen Associated with a Rodent Bite” poster presentation 

Kircher K and Myers J “Chronicles of Insomnia: A Case of Non-24 Hour Circadian Sleep Rhythm Disorder in a Patient with Unilateral Blindness” poster presentation

Laimana J and Kileci J “Hemoptysis or Not?: Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to aspiration from Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome” poster presentation

Lin Y and Mathews B “Keeping up with the Jones? A case of adult, acute rhematic fever with carditis” poster presentation

Mathews B and Yamashita S “Bartonella henselae infection: An unusual cause of failure to thrive, Coombs-negative hemolytic anemia, and pancytopenia” poster presentation

Tello R and Vuong C “A Rare Case of Osteomyelitis Pubis with Abscess Formation” poster presentation