August 2, 2019

5 physicians join Kaiser Permanente on Oahu, Hawaii Island

They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice.

HONOLULU — July 29, 2019 — Five doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Oahu and Hawaii Island. 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.

portrait of Anna Rowe, MD

Anna Rowe, MD, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Hilo Clinic. She graduated with her medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and completed her residency at West Suburban Family Practice Residency Program in Oak Park, Illinois. Prior to moving to Hilo, Dr. Rowe served as a family physician at the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers, a service of Dignity Health, in Central Coast, California. She is board certified in family practice.

portrait of Jay Kwon, MD

Jay Kwon, MD, joins the anesthesiology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his residency and served as an advanced clinical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Kwon served as chief of the department of anesthesiology for Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. He is board certified in anesthesiology and serves as an assistant clinical professor for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

portrait ofMegan Chock, MD

Megan Chock, MD, joins the geriatric department at Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office. She earned her master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received her medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Chock served as the chief resident for the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Family Residency Program in San Diego, California, and as a fellow for the University of Hawaii Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. She is board certified in family medicine.

portrait of Philip Verhoef, MD

Philip Verhoef, MD, practices critical care at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He received his medical degree and doctoral degree in pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing his residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, he served as a fellow in adult and pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Verhoef later served as an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit and as an assistant professor active in both the Department of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He is also active in research, most recently looking at the Type 2 immune responses in sepsis. He is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, as well as adult and pediatric critical care.

portrait of Randall Hirata, MD

Randall Hirata, MD, joins the obstetrics and gynecology department at Kaiser Permanente Hilo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii Integrated Medical Residency Program. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Hirata had a private practice in Hilo Medical Center on Hawaii Island. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.  

About Kaiser Permanente

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 1945, 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 12.3 million members in 8 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.