|Robert E. Atkinson M.D.||(808) 521-8128|
|Gary T. Blum M.D.||(808) 524-2663|
|Jeffery Kimo Harpstrite M.D.||(808) 521-8176|
|Darryl M. Kan M.D.||(808) 521-8123|
|Jay M. Marumoto M.D.||(808) 521-8160|
|Daniel I. Singer M.D.||(808) 521-8109|
|Sydney G. Smith M.D.||(808) 521-8175|
|Kyle F. Chun M.D.||(808) 521-8100|
The Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii have been serving the Hawaiian community since 1968, when our founders Drs. Albert Chun-Hoon, Lawrence Gordon and Alan Pavel joined practices to provide Hawaii with an outstanding level of orthopedic care. Since then, OAHI has remained a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries and issues, with cutting-edge facilities and technology and expertly skilled physicians.
Dr. Chun-Hoon was the youngest son of the famous Chun-Hoon family. He excelled academically and athletically at Iolani School, before completing his undergraduate work at Bowdoin College. From there, he attended Yale Medical School, and interned at Philadelphia General Hospital before serving in the U.S. Army in Okinawa. He then practiced General Medicine for a few months in the office of his father-in-law, Dr. H.Q. Pang prior to training in Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor University.
Dr. Chun-Hoon was not only a well-regarded Orthopedist but was a leader in many areas of the Honolulu community, including terms as Chairman of the Board of HMSA, Chairman of the Board of Medical Licensing, President of the Hawaii Medical Association and a Board Member of First Interstate Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Aloha United Way, the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Chief of Staff of St. Francis Hospital and in 1982 was awarded the prestigious A. H. Robbins Award for outstanding community service. He passed away in 1998 from cancer.
Dr. Alan Pavel
Dr. Pavel was a native New Yorker, graduating from Yale University and the University of Chicago School of Medicine, before interning at Cornell-New York Hospital and then spending two years in the Navy in Florida. He then went to the well-known orthopedic training program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He practiced at the Straub Clinic until 1968 when he joined Dr. Gordon as a partner.
As an Assistant, then Associate and finally a full Clinical Professor of Surgery (Orthopedics) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii — Manoa, he was renowned as a professor whose principles, ethical standards and words of wisdom are quoted to this day. After unanimously winning the "Teacher of the Year" award several years in succession, he was disqualified so someone else might have a chance to win. He died from cancer in 2004.
Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Dr. Gordon has had long ties with Hawaii. A graduate of Punahou, Dr. Gordon was a champion middle distance runner and attended Stanford University and the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon had his orthopedic training at Stanford, spent a year as a National Foundation Fellow in London, England, served in the U.S. Navy and then taught at the University of Washington School of Medicine for three years before returning home in 1965. He developed the orthopedic training program at the University where he was the Professor and Chairman of the Orthopedic Section for nine years. He retired from active practice in 1991 but continues to have minor teaching responsibilities. Since retirement he has spent over a year developing a modern orthopedic department and its curriculum and teaching orthopedic surgery in Uganda working for Health Volunteers Overseas.
World Renowned AssociatesMore
During subsequent years, OAHI's world-renowned associates included: Drs. James Doyle, Eugene Lance and Alan (Keola) Richardson.
Dr. Doyle joined Orthopedic Associates in 1977 as Hawaii's first fellowship trained hand surgeon. He was the 11th and youngest child and first member of his family to graduate from University — the University of California, Berkeley where he also completed medical school at the San Francisco campus in 1958. He completed his orthopedic residency at the same Institution in 1963 and served two years in the U.S. Air Force as an Orthopedic Surgeon, he spent a fellowship year at New York Orthopaedic Hospital (Columbia University) in hand surgery under the renowned Dr. Robert Carroll.
Early practice years were spent in San Francisco becoming assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF, where he directed the Orthopaedic Hand Clinic. He was awarded "Teacher of the Year" from the Orthopaedic Department in 1974. The move to Hawaii in September of 1977 allowed Dr. Doyle to introduce Microsurgery and Replantation Surgery to Hawaii and he performed Hawaii's first successful replantation surgery at Queen's Medical Center in November of 1977 on the completely amputated thumb of a cowboy. Dr. Doyle is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief a Journal on Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
Dr. Lance was unique among his peers having both an MD degree but a PD as well. He was known not only as a skilled and caring surgeon but as a renowned research scientist. A native New Yorker, graduate of Cornel University and Medical School and a Resident in General Surgery and then Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Lance was recognized for his brilliant mind as a scientist. Showing such promise, he was given the opportunity to obtain a PhD in the field of Immunology while working under the Nobel Laureate, Sir Peter Medawar in London. After completing this advanced degree he returned to New York to complete his surgical orthopedic training.
By invitation he joined OAHI in 1974 where he continued providing superior care to his patients as well as performing research and publishing scientific papers as Director of the Research Laboratories at Shriner's Hospitals for Children. As a Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii he fulfilled his passion for teaching medical students and residents. He died just prior to his 60th year in 1993. During his professional lifetime he was author or co-author of over 135 scientific papers, articles and book chapters. His legacy will be long remembered.
Dr. Richardson was the son of the first Polynesian orthopedic surgeon in the world, Dr. B. Allen (Buster) Richardson. Dr. Richardson was the product of an education at Punahou School, Yale University, and UCLA School of Medicine where he also received his resident training in orthopedics. He then spent a year at the famous Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Sports Medicine. During his schooling he excelled academically as well as setting the 100 yard high school record in the breaststroke and being an All-American college swimmer. He joined OAHI in 1979.
As a skilled Sports Medicine surgeon, he cared for the Wahine volleyball and basketball teams for 25 years. Dr. Richardson continued his commitment and interest in swimming by working with and finally being the Chair of the International Swimming Federation after serving as Team Physician to six U.S. Olympic Swimming Teams. For his work, he was posthumously named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the History of USA Swimming. He was an outstanding and beloved teacher, skilled surgeon, and inventive and thoughtful administrator. He died at age 56 from cancer.
For Our Patients
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In the Community
In addition to their busy practices, the team of professionals from Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii are also quite active in the community. From volunteering at the Shriner's Hospital or Queen Emma Clinic, to coaching and assisting with youth sports, they demonstrate their strong commitment to community in numerous ways.
Dr. Harpstrite during his recent tour in Afghanistan as Chief of Orthopedic Trauma