Former Medical School Dean receives national honor

Named a Master by the American College of Physicians

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, 692-0897
Communications Director
Posted: May 19, 2008

The former Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has received one of the highest honors conferred by medical professional organizations, the designation as a master of his specialty.

The designation for Dr. Ed Cadman, Professor of Medicine, comes from the American College of Physicians.

Masters are a small group of highly distinguished physicians who have exhibited preeminence in clinical practice or medical research, having made significant contributions to medicine. Masters are nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel. Only 46 masters were selected for 2008. The only other Master among the medical school‘s faculty is Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Irwin Schatz, named in 1995.

"This designation is a tremendous honor and comes at a perfect time," said Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of JABSOM. "Fifty-six new physicians are preparing to graduate this coming weekend," said Dr. Hedges. "Dr. Cadman was Dean when the medical school‘s Class of 2008 began their studies, and they benefited from his visionary leadership."

Dr. Cadman led the John A. Burns School of Medicine during a critical period, beginning in 1999, when he moved from Yale University to become Dean. He worked tirelessly to revitalize the medical school, and guided the construction of the school‘s new, world-class campus at Kakaʻako.

Dr. Cadman has 138 peer-reviewed publications and 139 abstracts. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), served as President of the American Federation for Clinical Research, and received several awards for his research and teaching.