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. 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. 2019 - present
    MemberSOEP Mentorship & Networking Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberFellowship Committee, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberCollaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER)
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberCollaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research Trainee Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberNorth American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  6. 2015 - 2017
    MemberGME Committee, University of Hawaii
  7. 2015 - 2017
    MemberProgram Evaluation Committee, University of Hawaii
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  9. 2009 - 2018
    MemberAmerican Osteopathic Association
  10. 2009 - 2014
    MemberMidwestern University Health Outreach through Medical Education (HOME)
  11. 2008 - 2010
    MemberMidwestern University DOCARE International

Publications