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Program Director's Message: Happy New Year

Residency Holiday Party 2020
Residency Program Holiday Party 2020


Many year-end messages lament the 2020 that was.  Certainly the COVID pandemic has created uncertainty and doubt.   In my training and early practice, AIDS was the pandemic, and a large quilt was created to honor those who had died.  I have no doubt that a similar one perhaps fittingly virtual will honor the lives of COVID victims.  

In this message I choose to celebrate and honor 2020 and the potential that exists for 2021. 

  • I celebrate the graduation of Drs. Matthew Chan, Jonathan Cho, and Hisami Oba from our program.
  • I celebrate the addition of Drs. Kiana Choo Loy, Ethan Chun, Jennifer Foster, Helena Holmgren, and Jordan Jensen.
  • I celebrate the service and contribution of Drs. Henry Lew and Valynn Pham -- our first home-grown Chief Residents.
  • At the risk of bachi, I am grateful for our collective well-being.


Here's raising a cup o' kindness to 2020,

Mitch Motooka