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Chad Kawakami

Chad Kawakami, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kawakami is from Oahu and graduated from Oregon State University with his Pharm.D. degree. After graduation, Dr. Kawakami completed a PGY-1 residency at The Queen’s Medical Center. Following residency, he worked as a clinical pharmacist at The Queen’s Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System.

Dr. Kawakami is also a Major in the United States Army Reserve with over 12 years of service. He is currently assigned to the 1984th United States Army Hospital – Pacific as the Training and Operations Officer for the Brigade.

Contact information

Office: 677 Ala Moana Blvd, GB Suite 1025
Office Phone: (808) 528-4004
Fax Phone: (808) 587-2699


  • Doctor of Pharmacy - Oregon State University
  • General Science - Oregon State University


  • 2017 Student Choice Award for Teaching


  • RTRF - Development of Chuukese and Marshallese Insulin Administration Educational Materials to Improve Diabetes Education
  • Research Relations Grant - Use of Psychotropic Medications by Elderly Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) After a Fall Related Injury

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