SPECIALISTS


Jorge G. Camara, M. D.

Dr. Camara was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was raised in Manila, Philippines where his father is a practicing cardiologist. He obtained his medical degree at the University of the Philippines graduating valedictorian, with honors, and was awarded "The Most Outstanding Graduate" by the Philippine Medical Association. He received numerous awards for academic excellence in medical school including being awarded automatic civil service eligibility by the President of the Philippines for his academic achievements.

Dr. Camara then did a surgical internship at the University of Texas at Houston followed by residency in ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine. He then obtained a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Milton Boniuk at the Baylor College of Medicine also in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Camara, then started his practice of ophthalmology focusing on the subspecialty of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery in 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the St. Francis Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.

Dr. Camara is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, and of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons.

Dr. Camara is past President of the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society, and an active member of the American Medical Association, the Hawaii Medical Association and the Honolulu County Medical Society. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Francis Medical Center.

Dr. Camara is a Board Member of the Aloha Medical Mission, a non-profit charity organization founded in 1982 that provides free medical and surgical care to the medically underserved people in Southeast Asia. The Mission has thus far treated over 80,000 patients during its yearly medical missions to Asia, and performed over 8,000 surgical operations, many of them sight saving eye operations.

Dr. Camara has distinguished himself nationally and internationally for his work in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has presented papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and in scientific oculoplastic meetings in the United States.

Dr. Camara has lectured on techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery in China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He directs a fellowship training program in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery for ophthalmologists from Southeast Asia.

Dr. Camara has performed thousands of surgical procedures on the eyelid and orbit, many of them for the correction of thyroid eye disease. Dr. Camara has also pioneered in the surgical correction of blocked tear ducts using a laser.

 

John H. Drouilhet, M.D., F.A.C.S.

photo of Dr. DrouilhetDr. Drouilhet was born in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He did a Medical Internship at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu and returned to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to complete his Ophthalmology Residency. He stayed there for his Retinal Fellowship with Dr. Richard Ruiz completing it in 1978. He stayed on Faculty at the University of Texas in Houston until 1982.

Dr. Drouilhet moved to Honolulu in 1982 to practice at Straub Clinic and Hospital, a large multispecialty group. He was Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Straub Clinic from 1986 to 1990. In 1991 Dr. Drouilhet went into solo practice continuing to specialize in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery. He is the Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Drouilhet is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Vitreous Society and multiple other medical organizations to include the Hawaii Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He is past President of the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Drouilhet continues to be very active in ongoing continuing medical education for the ophthalmologists of the state of Hawaii. He coordinates the annual Hawaii Ophthalmological Society Mid-Winter Seminar that brings speakers from the U.S. Mainland as well as international speakers to lecture and interact with Hawaii ophthalmologists. In addition he coordinates the monthly Ophthalmology Conference to include Grand Rounds, Glaucoma Rounds, and Fluorescein Angiography Conference, personally giving many of the Fluorescein Conferences. He lectures yearly at the University of Texas Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology. He has presented papers at several other scientific meetings and forums on the U.S. mainland as well the South Pacific.

Dr. Drouilhet contributes to, various civic activities. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association Hawaii Affiliate. He held several offices including that of President of the Hawaii Affiliate. He also has been a Board Member of the local neighborhood community association. He is a Board Member for the Hermann Eye Fund, a Foundation created for Basic and Clinical Visual Science Research as well as to provide indigent patient care.

Dr. Drouilhet believes in the principle of a true partnership between the patient and the physician. He believes that the more the physician educates the patient about their disease, the better the patient and physician, together, can resolve and/or stabilize the problem.

Linda S. Yamamoto, PhD

Linda S. Yamamoto, recently returned to Hawaii after work as a psychologist with the Diabetes Treatment Centers of America at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco, a Hospital for Adults and Children.

Dr. Yamamoto obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii and did her post doctoral training in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition to working with disturbed children, she also has a specialty in the assessment of children with learning disabilities and head trauma, and a background in Children and the Law. She consults with special education and school counseling departments on Oahu and Kauai, and also tests visually handicapped children at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind. Dr. Yamamoto also works with anxiety disorders/post traumatic stress, sexually and physically abused victims, addiction disorders, and marital/divorce problems. She does some work in Forensic Psychology after working as a psychologist in the penal system with the Court and Corrections Team in Hawaii.

Dr. Yamamoto also has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from San Francisco State University. She has been an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the Center for Student Development at the University of Hawaii in addition to many years as a Counselor/Instructor at community colleges in Hawaii and California. She has also taught mathematics in the public schools of Hawaii and California.

Dr. Yamamoto provides stress management as well as counseling for clients with a variety of emotional concerns such as eating disorders, obesity, diabetes related complications, depression, and marital and family discord.

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Diabetes and Hormone Center of the Pacific
Ala Moana Pacific Center
1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1500
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