Donald Person, MD

Donald Person, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology San Antonio, TX

RETIRED. Medical Director Emeritus, Pacific Island Health Care Project (PIHCP);Consultant to Tripler Army Medical Center; Consultant to VA Pacific Islands Health Care System


Office Address

  • 323 Roseheart
    San Antonio, TX 78259

Donald Person, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology San Antonio, TX

RETIRED. Medical Director Emeritus, Pacific Island Health Care Project (PIHCP);Consultant to Tripler Army Medical Center; Consultant to VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

Summary

  • RETIRED from active clinical practice in 2008 after more than 49 years in the US Army. Currently serve as an Expert Consultant in Telemedicine, Clinical Investigation, Pediatrics, and Rheumatology (pro bono). Developed the oldest, longest-running humanitarian telemedicine program in the world, the Pacific Island Health Care Project (PIHCP). The PIHCP provides medical care to underserved indigenous peoples from the US Associated Pacific Islands (USAPIs): American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap States) and provides unique graduate medical education to residents and staff at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatric Rheumatology: General Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Clinical Interests: Telemedicine; Virology; Military Medicine; Medical ethics; Medical Education; Risk Management; Third World Medicine; Clinical Investigation; Rheumatic Diseases-Childhood; Rheumatic Diseases-Adults; Public Health

Education & Medical Training

  • Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hennepin County Medical CenterHennepin County Medical Center
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Medical SchoolUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • HI State Medical LicenseHI State Medical License1988 - 2016
  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1978 - 2017
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatric Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Honorary Lifetime MembershipAmerican Society for Microbiology Hawaii Branch, 2013
  • Named competition First Annual COL Donald A. Person Scientific Abstract and Poster PresentationTripler Army Medical Center, 2008
  • Letter of Appreciation, Signed by James E. Hastings MD, FACP, Director, Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, HawaiiUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Island Health Care System, 2008

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Comparative performance of seven long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services.  Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M, J Telemed Telecare, 9/1/2012
  • Characteristics of nonprofit, long-running telemedicine networks.  Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M, Bull World Health Organ, 1/1/2012
  • The Pacific Asynchronous TeleHealth (PATH) system: review of 1,000 pediatric Teleconsultations.  Mahnke CB, Jordan CP, Bergvall E, Person DA, Pinsker JE, Telemed J E Health, 1/1/2011

Books/Book Chapters

  • Systemic Sclerosis eMedicine Journal  
    Person DA
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    2006
  • Infantile Polyarteritis Nodosa eMedicine Journal  
    Person DA
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    2006
  • Infantile Polyarteritis Nodosa eMedicine Journal  
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    2006

Abstracts/Posters

  • The Evolution of Military Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care. Delaney HM, Matos RI, Person DA, Pediatric Academic Societies, 1/1/2011
  • The Pacific Asynchronous TeleHealth (PATH) System: Review of 1000 Asynchronous Pediatric Teleconsultations. Mahnke CB, Jordan CP, Bergvall ES, Pinsker JE, and Person DA, 3rd Annual Donald A. Person Poster Session /12th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 5/19/2010
  • Environmental Factors Preceding Illness Onset Differ in Phenotype of Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies. Rider LG, Wu L, Mamyrova G, et al., Arthritis Rheumatism, 1/1/2010

Lectures

  • 14th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium and 5th Annual Donald A. Person Poster Session Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI - 5/23/2012
  • 13th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium and 4th Annual Donald A. Person Annual Poster Session Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI - 5/11/2011
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Childhood and Adolescence (Invited Lecture). Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Fort Sam Houston Community Clinic/ Brooke Army Medical Center(BAMC), For - 10/8/2010

Other

  • Childhood Polyarteritis. Person DA
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2166101-overview
    4/23/2013
  • (Book Review) Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments. MM Fuenfer and KM Creamer, Senior Editors. Person DA, American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services Section Newsletter
    https://www.aap.org/sections/uniformedservices
    1/1/2011
  • Juvenile Systemic Sclerosis. Webb LM, Schwartz DJ, Mikita CP, Person DA, eMedicine from WebMD
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/888244-overview
    12/10/2010

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology - ACRFellow Emeritus
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow Emeritus
  • American Medical Association - AMALife Member
  • Society For Experimental Biology and MedicineElected Member Emeritus
  • Society for Pediatric ResearchElected Member Emeritus
  • American Pediatric SocietyElected Member Emeritus
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United StatesLife Member
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneEmeritus Member
  • American Society for MicrobiologyEmeritus Member
  • American Society for Microbiology Hawaii BranchHonorary Life Time Member
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children at HonoluluHonorary Life Time Consultant
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