Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at JABSOM

Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, M.D., FAAFP is now Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum served as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, a position she has held since Oct. 2019. Her responsibilities include overseeing the continuum of JABSOM academic programs and key academic support resources that work toward producing and maintaining the physician workforce for the State.

Educational programs within the scope of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs include the Doctor of Medicine (MD); Master of Science (MS) degree programs in Quantitative Health Sciences and Communication Sciences & Disorders; a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Medical Terminology, and the ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Post-Baccalaureate Program.

As the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum works closely to strengthen partnerships with health system partners, insurers, community, and UH stakeholders to ensure JABSOM graduates and faculty are prepared to meet the needs of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum continues in her role as the Designated Institutional Official and Director of Graduate Medical Education, providing oversight of JABSOM’s 19 residency and fellowship programs.

She is a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and continues in her roles as the Principal Investigator for the Pacific Regional Central Cancer Registry and co-PI for the Pacific Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum was born and raised on O’ahu and is a Leilehua High School graduate. She attended Stanford University for her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, graduated from JABSOM in 1994, and completed the UH Family Medicine Residency Program in 1997. She joined the JABSOM faculty in 1997.

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