Physicians and Clinical Team

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) medical staff is a multidisciplinary team with specializations that include physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, occupational medicine and psychology.

Physiatrists are physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. These specialists coordinate the patient's care plan with the other care-team members.

Occupational physicians are concerned with the management of people who have illness or disability related to work.

Internal medicine physicians provide medical care, other than medical rehabilitation care, for patients who are in the hospital. This could be related to infections, wound care, cardiac and other conditions.

Psychologists assist patients to overcome the physical and emotional challenges resulting from a disability, providing support for a smooth transition home.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jason Chang, MD
Chief Medical Director

Ton Ming Chiang, MD
Associate Medical Director

Ryan Nomura, MD
Medical Director, Orthopedic Program

Shari Ann T. Oshiro, MD
Medical Director, Stroke Program

Meng Roe, MD, F.A.A.P.M.R.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Amendeep K. Somal, MD
Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program

Kent Yamamoto, MD
Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

Internal Medicine and Family Practice

Eugene Lee, MD
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Marc R. Miyasaki, MD
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Owen Koh Nishikawa, MD
Family Medicine

Brent Uyeno, MD
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics


Nancy Lamport-Hughes, Ph.D.

Chief of Psychology
Rehabilitation Psychology

REHAB’s medical staff works with the inpatient clinical team. Together they develop and implement a plan for the individual’s recovery, and work with the patient to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Inpatient Clinical Leadership Team

Audrey Torres, CRRN
Senior Vice-President, Patient Care Services

Amy Parungao, RN
Director of Nursing

Shelby McDonald, OTR
Director of Therapy

Garrett Yamamoto
Clinical Supervisor, Inpatient Therapy Services

Dawn Nakamura, PT
Physical Therapist (Clinical Specialist)

Konane Deryke, OTR
Occupational Therapist (Clinical Specialist)

Robin Palama, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist (Clinical Specialist)

Audrey Arita, MSN, RN, CNRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Infection Preventionist

Catherine Church, CTRS
Recreational Therapist