Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My idea of a great medical practice is one that has a strong partnership with each patient on a uniquely personal level. Together we will develop a careful plan to keep you in the best of health by addressing all of your current medical problems. We will also be looking at all aspects of your specific lifestyle, family history and physical condition to actively seek out potential issues that could affect your health later on and work to help prevent them.

My office staff and I firmly believe in a team approach with our patients. We all play a big part in this partnership for your health. I am so glad that our new affiliation with MDVIP gives us not only the time to deliver this very personalized medical care model, but the support and resources to accomplish this. With our new partnership, your health care can only get better!

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1983
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1985
Graduated with Distinction
Medical School
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1990
Internship
University of Hawaii Medicine Residency Program
Honolulu, HI
1990-1991
Residency
University of Hawaii Medicine Residency Program
Honolulu, HI
Internal Medicine 1991-1993

Licensure

Hawaii

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

U.S. Civil Surgeon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services Division 1996-present
Kuakini Medical Center
- Committee for Physician Recruitment and Retention 1998-present
- Steering Committee, Department of Medicine 1998-present
- Credentials Committee, Department of Medicine 1998-present
- Member, By-Laws Committee 2000-present
- Member, Hospitalist Advisory Committee 2003-present
Hawaii-Mainland Administrators, Inc.
- Member, Physician Advisory Committee 2003-present
- Member, Physician Credentialing Committee 2004-present
Medical Consultant and School Physician, Maryknoll Schools 2005-present
Mentor, Professional Career Mentor Program, 'Iolani School March, 2016-present
Weekly Medical Blog Writer, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2009-2012

Hospital Affiliations

Kuakini Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Outstanding Graduating Senior Academic Award 1985
- Dean's List 1983-1985

Interests

Enjoy playing piano, karate, tennis, reading, snorkelling, running, photography and snow skiing