Knewton Sakata, M.D.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- Medicine (M.D.) 2010
- Biology (B.A.) 2004
On December 24, 1999, a car accident left my life hanging by a thread. My stint in the trauma ICU sparked my interest in medicine. After taking a semester off to recuperate, I returned to UH Mānoa to receive my BA in Biology through the College of Natural Sciences. It was soon after enrollment that I realized a career in medicine was perfect for me as I loved the application and integration of sciences with patient care.
Being a doctor would also allow me to serve as a teacher throughout my career. It really was during my undergraduate years that I discovered this passion for teaching. I was lucky to serve as one of Dr. Robinow's teaching interns for BIOL 275 (Cell and Molecular Biology) for multiple years.
The skills I learned have served me well through medical school and has bestowed me consecutive teaching awards in residency. I am completing my training in internal medicine at Oregon Health and Science University and will start fellowship this summer 2013 in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.