University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dee-Ann Leialoha Carpenter, M.D., mother of two, is an award winning Native Hawaiian Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health and the Office of Medical Education at John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. She received BA from the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa, completed Imi Ho`ola Program and obtained MD degree from JABSOM, finishing residency in Internal Medicine at UH. 2021 Honorary Faculty Inductee to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and 2018 recipient of the prestigious UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, she uses knowledge gained from Fellowships in Faculty Development and Medical Education at JABSOM, to teach cultural competency and clinical medicine to medical students and residents. Dee-Ann is the founding President of Friends of Imi Ho’ola, past-president of ‘Ahahui o na Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians) and past-president of the Hawai`i Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association. She enjoys dancing hula, watching movies and relishing in nature.