• Matthew K. Ing, MD
    President
    Matthew K. Ing, MD
    President

    Dr. Matthew K. Ing received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Connecticut Integrated Residency Program in Emergency Medicine. He worked as an Attending Emergency Physician at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut John Dempsy Hospital before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2003. Dr. Ing is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, and served as Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Medicine for The Queen’s Medical Center before being elected as TEG’s President in 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially playing ice hockey with his two sons and taking them free diving and spearfishing.

  • E. Howard Klemmer, MD
    Chief, Emergency Medicine & Managing Director, Medical
    E. Howard Klemmer, MD
    Chief, Emergency Medicine & Managing Director, Medical

    Dr. Klemmer was born and raised in Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu. He received his undergraduate and medical doctorate degrees from the University of Miami. He trained at Emory from 1993-1996 in Emergency Medicine. He served as chief resident in 1996. He continued at Emory as an attending physician and completed an Administrative Fellowship with an executive MBA from 1996-1998 at Emory. Dr. Klemmer has been with The Emergency Group since 1998.

  • Han Park, MD
    Managing Director of Finance
    Han Park, MD
    Managing Director of Finance

    Dr. Han Park received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, and his Doctor of Medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. After completing his residency at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, he served as attending physician at Beth Israel and Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in May 2011. Dr. Park currently serves as TEG’s Managing Director of Finance and previously assisted in establishing the emergency room at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O’ahu, serving as Lead Physician for a year during the formative months. Dr. Park is proficient in medical Spanish and enjoys travel, photography, karate, softball and hiking.

  • Trissy M. Chun, MD
    Managing Director, Clinical Staffing
    Trissy M. Chun, MD
    Managing Director, Clinical Staffing

    Dr. Trissy M. Chun completed her undergraduate studies at Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Premedical Sciences. She continued her education at University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Chun then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She worked for 3 years as an Emergency Medicine Physician with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento before returning to Hawaii to join The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2012. Dr. Chun is a Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. At TEG, Dr. Chun served as Director of ED at QMC West O’ahu from 2014 – 2015, and is currently Managing Director of Clinical Staffing. In August – September 2016, Dr. Trissy Chun took a brief sabbatical to serve as on-board physician for a segment of the Hokule’a’s voyages.

  • Ajay Bhatt, MD
    Ajay Bhatt, MD

    Dr. Ajay Bhatt has been with The Emergency Group, Inc. since August 2010. He received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School. He completed is residency in Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He also completed his Medical Education Fellowship at John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in 2011. In addition to Emergency Medicine, Dr. Bhatt has an interest in Medical Education and Wound Care. He has been active with the SimiTiki Simulation Center at JABSOM and is the Medical Director of the Wound & Hyperbaric Centers for The Queen’s Health Systems. Dr. Bhatt has been active in various charitable organizations to assist children and adults in India and other countries. He was a co-founder of MedicIndia which provided medical students an opportunity to provide social services and experience urban and tribal medicine in Gujarat, India. His other interests include soccer, tennis, and hiking.

  • Alexandra DiTullio, MD
    Alexandra DiTullio, MD

    Dr. Alexandra E. DiTullio joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in Summer 2015. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Distinction in Research from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After receiving her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, she completed her residency at the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Stanford, California. Dr. DiTullio is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

  • Ajeet Dube, MD
    ED Medical Director, Assistant Chief, West O'ahu
    Ajeet Dube, MD
    ED Medical Director, Assistant Chief, West O'ahu

    Dr. Ajeet Dube received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and continued his studies in Pre-Medicine at the University of Calgary. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in Summer 2015, Dr. Dube was an Attending Physician in the Emergency Departments of Mercy Mt. Orab and Mercy Hospital Clermont in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also worked as Stadium Physician, providing emergency care to stadium patrons during Cincinnati Bengals games and events. Dr. Dube also brought several years of administrative experience to TEG and has been contributing to improving emergency department operations at The Queen’s emergency rooms.

  • Brandi Gary, MD
    Brandi Gary, MD

    Dr. Brandi Gary received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Washington and is fluent in Spanish. She attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning her Doctor of Medicine, she completed residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then worked in New York City prior to moving to Oahu. Dr. Gary is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gary joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in March 2014 and served for over a year as the Emergency Department Assistant Chief at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O’ahu. Her special interests include Global Health and Tropical Medicine, and she has traveled as a medical student, volunteer physician or invited lecturer to countries such as Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, Haiti and Kenya.

  • Chi Nga "Mandy" Chan, MD
    Chi Nga "Mandy" Chan, MD

    Dr. Mandy Chan received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Icahn School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Chan joined The Emergency Group, Inc. in July 2016 and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Her language abilities include conversational Cantonese.

  • Caesar S. Ines, MD
    Caesar S. Ines, MD

    Dr. Caesar Ines received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine. He earned a Master of Science in Public Health in Toxicology at Tulane University School of Public Health, then his Doctor of Medicine at FUHS/Chicago Medical School. After internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Ines held positions as physician or flight surgeon at various military facilities in Korea and at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. He was Chief of Aviation Medicine at Tripler and Chief Flight Surgeon, US Army Pacific. Dr. Ines then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he became Chief Resident, and worked as an Emergency Physician at Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital and John C. Lincoln Hospitals and Trauma Center in Arizona before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. in May 2014. Dr. Ines enjoys cycling, guitar, Classic Fords and Volkswagens, and Vintage British Motorcycles. He is experienced in flying a UH-1 Huey and UH-60A Blackhawk.

  • Daniel Cheng
    ED Medical Director, Assistant Chief, Punchbowl
    Daniel Cheng
    ED Medical Director, Assistant Chief, Punchbowl

    Dr. Daniel C. Cheng received a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine, and a M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. After earning his M.D. at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency at the Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Hospital. He held the position of Chief Resident of Education, coordinating and moderating grand rounds lectures as well as coordinating quarterly All Los Angeles Emergency Medicine Conferences. Dr. Cheng joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2013 and currently serves as Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s Medical Center’s Punchbowl campus. He is fluent in Mandarin as well as medical fluent in Spanish.

  • Daniel W. Seitz, MD
    Daniel W. Seitz, MD

    Dr. Daniel Seitz graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Art History. He obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and went on to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center. While in residency, Dr. Seitz founded the Detroit Receiving Hospital EM Journal Club Podcast, and was Co-Founder of Rosh Review, an online EM board review website. Dr. Seitz worked for three years as an Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. During that time he was an active educator for the Rush and Stroger residents, and was an instructor for the Advanced Trauma Training Program for military medics. Dr. Seitz joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in July 2015.

  • Evan M. Grosjean, MD
    Evan M. Grosjean, MD

    Dr. Evan M. Grosjean graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Medicine from Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania where he received the Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. . He then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he held the position of EMS Czar and received the UPMC Emergency Medicine Residency Chief Award. Dr. Grosjean has a variety of other professional experiences including working as a firefighter in Meadville and Hershey, Pennsylvania, STAT Medevac Flight Physician, and he has a passion for paramedic and pre-hospital provider education. Dr. Grosjean is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians.

  • Faith A. Slater, MD
    Faith A. Slater, MD

    Dr. Faith Slater graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining The Emergency Group, Inc. in August 2015, Dr. Slater worked with a group of emergency physicians in Florida. Dr. Slater is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a member of the Amercian College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine. She enjoys international travel, scuba, running, and reading fiction.

  • Gregory A. Suares, MD
    Gregory A. Suares, MD

    Dr. Gregory Suares earned his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After two years of post-baccalaureate studies at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, he attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and received his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Suares Suares then joined AmeriCorps and served with the National Preparedness & Response Corps providing disaster relief operations and community education with the American Red Cross, SE Louisiana Chapter. He then completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While a student, he worked for several years as an Emergency Response Technician, providing 911 coverage on the Tulane campus, Chalmette, Louisiana, and Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Suares joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in July 2008. In addition to providing emergency care at the Queen's Medical Center, he holds a faculty position with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and is the clerkship director for emergency medicine.

  • Hessam Afshari, MD
    Hessam Afshari, MD

    Dr. Hessam Afshari earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He continued his studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he conducted research in Orthopedics. He also received a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness from Penn State Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Afshari received his Doctor of Medicine from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center - a Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Afshari joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2013 and has taken a leadership role in working with fellow physicians to study ways to improve the patient experience at the Queen's Medical Center Emergency Department. A member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Afshari is also an experienced instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support.

  • Hangyul M. Chung-Esaki, MD
    Hangyul M. Chung-Esaki, MD

    Dr. Hangyul Chung-Esaki received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, then completed a fellowship in critical care medicine for two years at the Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chung-Esaki joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in August 2015 and also works as an intensivist in the medical ICU at the Queen's Medical Center. She is committed to improving the quality of critical care delivered to patients at Queen's and serves as a liaison between the Emergency Department and the ICU.

  • Jolene T. Yehl, MD
    Jolene T. Yehl, MD

    Dr. Jolene Yehl received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, both in Philadelphia. She subsequently received post-graduate training at Drexel University College of Medicine through a fellowship in Medical Toxicology. Dr. Yehl joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in July 2015 and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and Board Eligible in Medical Toxicology. She is active in The Queen’s Medical Center’s Medicine and Nutrition Committee.

  • Kyle K. Chong, MD
    Kyle K. Chong, MD

    Dr. Kyle K. Chong received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Chong briefly rotated as a visiting physician at the International Emergency Department at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, China before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2014. Past recipients of Dr. Chong’s volunteer services include Where There Is Not a Doctor Organization in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Papa Ola Lokahi Native Hawaiian Board of Health in Honolulu, and the Saint Louis (Missouri) Fire Department.

  • Kei Kikuhara, MD
    Kei Kikuhara, MD

    Dr. Kei Kikuhara received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College where she was President of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital where she dealt with adult and pediatric emergencies. In her final year of residency, she was elected CIR/SEIU (residency union) Hospital Representative in a hospital-wide election process and attended the annual national conference. Dr. Kikuhara joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in October 2014 and has contributed to the efficiency of the Emergency Room at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O’ahu. Dr. Kikuhara is fluent in the Japanese language and enjoys travel, wine, and hot springs.

  • Kyle R. Perry, MD
    Kyle R. Perry, MD

    Dr. Kyle Perry graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and received his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at The Detroit Medical Center and is board certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Perry has a clinical interest in trauma and serves as the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Liaison to the Trauma Services Department at The Queen’s Medical Center. He has served as a member of the Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium planning committee since 2013. He joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in July 2011 and continues to volunteer his time and energy to educate medical students and residents at The Queen’s Medical Center as voluntary faculty for the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He loves exploring the South Pacific, is an avid scuba diver, and is happy to challenge anyone to a game of basketball.

  • Leo Damasco, MD
    Leo Damasco, MD

  • Matthew C. DuMouchel, MD
    Matthew C. DuMouchel, MD

  • Melissa K. Schmidt, DO
    Melissa K. Schmidt, DO

    Dr. Missy Schmidt earned a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, then received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University in Iowa. Her Emergency Medicine Residency was completed at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA. Dr. Schmidt has worked at various hospitals in Baghdad- Iraq, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Georgia. Prior to joining The Emergency Group, Inc. in October 2013, she was Department of Emergency Medicine Chief at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Schmidt is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliary.

  • Michael S. Shin, MD
    Michael S. Shin, MD

    Dr. Michael Shin was born in Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Hospital of Queens, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Shin joined The Emergency Group, Inc. in July 2010 and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

  • Michael A. Yehl, MD
    Michael A. Yehl, MD

  • Robin R. Inaba, MD
    Robin R. Inaba, MD

    Dr. Robin Inaba received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colorado State University and his Master of Science in Applied Physiology at the Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Finch and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Inaba joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in 2007 to work at his place of birth, The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

  • Reeo Kim, MD
    Reeo Kim, MD

    Dr. Reeo Kim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He worked as a business consultant in Boston for a few years before returning to UCLA to attend its David Geffen School of Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Kim completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. While a resident at the University of Chicago, Dr. Kim worked as a flight physician for the University’s Aeromedical Network. He also served as an international medical escort for critically ill patients being transported by air from the US to their home country. Dr. Kim joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in October 2013 and has served as the ED liason on the Door-to-Balloon Committee with the Cardiology Department. He is also the Emergency Physician at the Pipe Masters on the North Shore of Oahu.

  • Ronald M. Kuroda, MD
    Ronald M. Kuroda, MD

    Dr. Ronald Kuroda earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii - John A. Burns School of Medicine where he received the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Award. He completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Kuroda has been with The Emergency Group, Inc (TEG) since July 2009. He has previously served as Assistant Chief. He was the recipient of the University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine Clinical Faculty Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor. He also serves as an Associate Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services at Kapiolani Community College. He currently is a member of the Hawaii Medical Board, Emergency Medical Personnel Advisory Committee and the State of Hawaii Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. Since 2014, he has served in the position of Medical Director for The Queen's Medical Center - West Oahu.

  • Ryan E. Snyder, MD
    Ryan E. Snyder, MD

    Dr. Ryan Snyder received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude, from Tufts University in Medford, MA and earned his Doctor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at State University of New York - Buffalo. Dr. Snyder joined The Emergency Group, Inc. in July 2014 and works primarily at The Queen’s Medical Center West O’ahu location. Dr. Snyder is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserves and a Medical Corps critical care air transport doctor. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he enjoys surfing, surfing, and surfing.

  • Samuel N. Cooper, MD
    Samuel N. Cooper, MD

    Dr. Samuel N. Cooper received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience with a minor in Health Care and Social Issues from the University of California, San Diego. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cooper completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center where in his final year, he was named Chief Resident Physician. Dr. Cooper joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in the Spring of 2013 after working as Attending Physician in the Emergency Departments at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and at Kaiser Permanente – Anaheim and Irvine. Dr. Cooper currently serves as the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Student Site Preceptor at the Queen’s Punchbowl campus, and also as Residency Coordinator for the Emergency Department.

  • Sherrie M. Suzuki, MD
    Sherrie M. Suzuki, MD

    Dr. Sherrie Suzuki, born and raised in Hawaii, was the valedictorian of her class at Hawaii Baptist Academy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Culture from University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. Dr. Suzuki joined The Emergency Group, Inc. in August 2011 and is currently a member of the clinical faculty of JABSOM.

  • Takashi Nakamura, MD
    Takashi Nakamura, MD

    Dr. Takashi Nakamura received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After completing studies in pre-medicine at the University of Hawaii, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received his Doctor of Medicine from its Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nakamura joined The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in July 2014 upon completion of his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Nakamura currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

  • Wynn T. Wakuzawa, MD
    Wynn T. Wakuzawa, MD

  • Wayne D. Warrington, DO
    Wayne D. Warrington, DO

    Originally from Ocean City, NJ. Dr Warrington completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science from The University of Southern California in 1994. He joined the Peace Corps the following year and spent 2 1/2 years in Honduras working in water and sanitation. Upon return state side earned his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. in 2002. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at a level 1 trauma center, St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. in 2006. He has been practicing emergency medicine full time in Hawaii ever since.

  • Yoko Nakamura, MD
    Yoko Nakamura, MD

    Dr. Yoko Nakamura, originally from Gunma, Japan, completed Pre-Medical and Medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa. She held a rotating internship at the US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, then served her Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the Okinawa Chubu Hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii Postgraduate Medical Education Program. She also completed a 3-year residency in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Before joining The Emergency Group, Inc. (TEG) in September 2012, she had been an Emergency Medicine Staff Physician at two hospitals in Japan. She had also written several chapters for textbooks in Emergency Medicine as well as numerous articles in Japanese for a periodic journal on Emergency Medicine. Dr. Nakamura is a licensed physician in Japan as well as in the states of Oregon and Hawaii.

  • Beverly L. G. Inocencio
    APRN-Rx, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, CCRN, CEN
    Beverly L. G. Inocencio
    APRN-Rx, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, CCRN, CEN

    Beverly Inocencio joined The Emergency Group, Inc. in 2014 while still serving in the U. S. Army. She brings to the organization over 25 years of Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing, 10 years of which have been in advanced practice. She served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Nurse Corps in September 2016. She teaches part-time at the University of Hawaii at Manoa – Graduate Nursing Program, and was appointed by Governor Ige to serve as a member on the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea. In continuing to serve military members and their beneficiaries, she volunteers with the Pacific Red Cross and teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Trauma Nursing Core Course to technicians, medics, nurses and physicians at Tripler Army Medical Center. She is currently the only Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the group to hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice, a terminal degree for all APRNs, from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. In addition to a DNP, Beverly earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University, Master of Science in Nursing Education, and Post-Master Certificate in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Beverly holds national certifications in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association/College of Nurse Practitioner, American College of Healthcare Executive, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, Association of the United States Army, Army Nurse Corps Association, and the Military Officers Association of America.

  • Brindy Chris R. Paet, APRN
    Brindy Chris R. Paet, APRN

  • Brandee K. C. Webb, APRN
    Brandee K. C. Webb, APRN

    Brandee Webb earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing at Hawaii Pacific University in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Brandee was quite familiar with The Queen’s Medical Center and its Emergency Department prior to joining The Emergency Group, Inc. in March 2013. She worked at the Queen’s Medical Center as a nurse aide, student nurse intern, ED tech, and then a registered nurse prior to working as a nurse practitioner.

  • Charity B. Levy, APRN
    Charity B. Levy, APRN

  • Dustin J. Harn, PA-C
    APP Lead
    Dustin J. Harn, PA-C
    APP Lead

  • Jesse Blanton, PA-C
    Jesse Blanton, PA-C

  • Jamie Heitzinger, PA-C
    Jamie Heitzinger, PA-C

    Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Catherine University in Minnesota and is fluent in Spanish. She attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis for her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. For two years, Jamie served as the Public Relations & Professionalism Chair on the board for MN Academy of Physician Assistants. She has also worked in PA Education as faculty, and prior to working in the Emergency Department, she managed a refugee screening program at a community health center. In the past she has worked in mobile clinics in the Amazon Basin of Bolivia and has been invited to lecture on various topics at a Bolivian medical conference. In 2016, Jamie obtained her Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ-EM) in Emergency Medicine through the NCCPA. She is a member of Society of Emergency Medicine for Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

  • JoAnn M. McDermott, APRN
    Nurse practitioner
    JoAnn M. McDermott, APRN
    Nurse practitioner

  • Jason Nguyen, PA-C
    Jason Nguyen, PA-C

  • Katherine E. Filbeck, APRN
    Katherine E. Filbeck, APRN

  • Michelle S. Ramstack, PA-C
    Michelle S. Ramstack, PA-C

  • Michelle J. Thompson, APRN
    Michelle J. Thompson, APRN

    Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She then served in the Dominican Republic providing primary care to rural populations before joining the US Army and serving as an Emergency Nurse for the next 4 1/2 years. She is an Iraq War Veteran. Following her military service, she attended Emory University, enrolling as a dual degree MSN-MPH student. There, she received her Master of Public Health with a Global Health emphasis, conducting research on trauma and pre-hospital care as a public health problem in Nairobi, Kenya. She also received her Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialty track as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She did her primary emergency training at a Level 1 Trauma Center in inner-city Atlanta, Georgia. Since graduation in 2013, she has worked as both a hospitalist and emergency nurse practitioner. She then returned to school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and earned a post-masters graduate certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, doing her clinical training in the Surgical Trauma Burn ICU at the University of Virginia. She is dual board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Michelle joined The Emergency Group, Inc (TEG) in 2016 and loves living in Hawaii, paddleboarding, hiking, and traveling.

  • Nicole C. Lewis, APRN
    Nicole C. Lewis, APRN

  • Susanna Y. Cheng, PA-C
    Susanna Y. Cheng, PA-C