Dean J. MikamiChief, Associate Professor | Honolulu, Hawaii
Dr. Mikami attended college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas School Of Medicine in 1997 and completed his general surgery training at The Ohio State University in 2003. Dr. Mikami was named the Department of Surgery Resident of Year in 2003. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University in 2004 and joined the faculty at Ohio State as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2004.
Dr. Mikami has continued his work in minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, advanced endoluminal therapies and hernia repair. He is one of pioneers in endoluminal bariatric surgery and has trained over 500 surgeons throughout the world in this technique. He has over 90 publications, abstracts and book chapters and is the one of the editors of "Evidence Based Minimally Invasive Surgery". Dr. Mikami has been an invited lecturer numerous times and has been involved in multiple surgical research projects. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, SAGES, and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the American Hernia Society, the Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract and the Central Surgical Society. He is currently the Chair of the Educational Resource Committee for SAGES.