Puanani (Pua) E. Hopson, D.O.

  1. Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Puanani Hopson D.O., is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Gastrointestinal manifestations of eosinophilic disorders, specifically eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Caring for children with pancreatic disease, specifically exocrine pancreatic disorders and pancreatitis
  • Care and diagnosis of children with aerodigestive disorders, or problems breathing, feeding, and swallowing
  • Promoting understanding of disease and treatment for each patient and their caregivers
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to provide the best comprehensive care for gastrointestinal related disorders

In addition to her clinic activities, Dr. Hopson remains active in research and education, providing mentorship to pediatric residents and fellows.

  1. 2017
    Internship/Residency - PediatricsUniversity of Hawaii
  2. 2014
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
  3. 2014
    Fellow - Osteopathic Medicine Teaching and Research FellowArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
  4. 2009
    Master of Science - Biomedical ScienceCollege of Health Sciences, Midwestern University
  5. 2007
    BS - KinesiologyIndiana University
  6.  
    Fellow - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and NutritionOrlando Health, University of Florida

Certifications

  1. 2021
    Pediatric GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  2. 2017
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Young Investigator Award 2020 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  2. 2019
    Graduate Medical Education Research AwardUniversity of Florida
  3. 2017
    Kenneth Ash NICU Resident AwardUniversity of Hawaii
  4. 2017
    Nightingale AwardUniversity of Hawaii
  5. 2017
    Pediatric Resident Community Physician AwardUniversity of Hawaii
  6. 2016
    Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Hawaii
  7. 2011
    Osteopathic Medical Teaching and Research ScholarshipMidwestern University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    NASPGHAN Professional Education Committee
  2. 2022 - present
    NASPGHAN Diversity Special Interest Group
  3. 2021 - present
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine & Mayo Clinic Children’s Center - Ask Mayo Expert
  4. 2021 - present
    Resident Recruitment Comittee - Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine & Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
  5. 2021 - present
    Pediatric Resident Advisor
  6. 2021 - present
    Department Gastroenterology - Ask mayo Expert
  7. 2020 - present
    Pediatric Aerodigestive Program Work Group
  8. 2019 - present
    Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER) Young Investigators Committee
  9. 2019 - present
    SOEP Mentorship & Networking Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics
  10. 2019 - present
    Fellowship Committee, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  11. 2018 - present
    Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER)
  12. 2018 - present
    Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research Trainee Committee
  13. 2017 - present
    North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  14. 2015 - 2017
    GME Committee, University of Hawaii
  15. 2015 - 2017
    Program Evaluation Committee, University of Hawaii
  16. 2014 - present
    American Academy of Pediatrics
  17. 2009 - 2018
    American Osteopathic Association
  18. 2009 - 2014
    Midwestern University Health Outreach through Medical Education (HOME)
  19. 2008 - 2010
    Midwestern University DOCARE International

Publications