Former UH medical school dean honored for his work
Dr. Ed Cadman, former dean of the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine, has received one of the highest honors given by a medical organization, the school announced.
The UH medical school dean from 1999 to 2005 worked to boost funding
The American College of Physicians designated Cadman, a professor of medicine, as a master of his specialty.
Masters are nominated by their peers for pre-eminence in a clinical practice or medical research and significant contributions to medicine.
Dr. Irwin Schatz, director of the UH medical school's Internal Medicine Residency Program, is the only other master on the faculty. He was selected in 1995.
Dr. Jerris Hedges, dean of the medical school, said the designation for Cadman "is a tremendous honor and comes at a perfect time."
He said 56 new physicians are graduating this year. "Dr. Cadman was dean when the medical school's Class of 2008 began their studies, and they benefited from his visionary leadership."
Cadman left Yale University to become dean of the UH medical school in 1999. He worked to increase its funding and faculty and build a new world-class school in Kakaako.
He stepped down as dean of the medical school early in 2005 because of a progressive neurological disorder and has continued on the faculty as a professor.
He has 138 peer-reviewed publications and 139 abstracts and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is past president of the American Federation for Clinical Research and has received awards for his research.