Saturday, January 15, 2011
Fil-Am doc is Hawaii’s health chief
HAWAII - A Filipino-American has been named chief of the Hawaii State Department of Health.
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of Dr. Neal Palafox, 58, last month.
Born to an immigrant father and raised in Hawaii, Palafox earned his medical degree from the University Of Hawaii’s John Burns School Of Medicine. He also earned a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.
Palafox eventually became the Chairman for the John Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Family Practice as well as the Director of its residency program. Balitang America