HONOLULU — Three physicians have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Maui and Oahu. They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which serves more than 250,000 members in Hawaii.
Sunil Desai, MD, joins the internal medicine department at Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Medical Office. He earned his medical degree at the Grant Medical College at the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India, and completed a residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Desai served as a fellow with the American College of Physicians, and then worked as a staff physician for Kaiser Permanente in Fremont, California, for the past 25 years.
Jason Dugan, MD, MBA, practices internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Medical Office. He earned his medical degree and MBA from the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine and Paul Merage School of Business, respectively. Dr. Dugan completed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Dugan most recently served as a partner at the MemorialCare Medical Group in California where he was responsible for outpatient management. Active in research, Dr. Dugan has published abstracts focused on gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Ruchi Kumari, MD, is a hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, and completed her residency as chief medical resident at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Kumari was also active in teaching at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She is board certified in internal medicine.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.